Don’t let the name fool you, this restaurant provides phenomenal Mexican eats in the Lower East Side/Soho area. It was however started in Brooklyn (Dumbo, obviously) before it was moved to this permanent location at 354 Bowery. We choose it for my farewell dinner with Jen at the recommendation of her crazy boss and it didn’t disappoint us.
As our appetizer, we choose the Guacamole thinking that it was going to be a big bowl of guac, but instead it was a decent dollop surrounded by these delicious, flaky homemade chips. It was the perfect amount for a started and didn’t prevent us from being able to eat our meals.
There was an extensive cocktail menu, where Jen tried the Pantera Rose (tequila blanco, fresh grapefruit juice, St. Germaine, and a salted rim) and I went for the Coctel Sangria (Red Malbec wine floated on top of vodka, Boylan’s Soda, Lime Juice, and Cane sugar, on the rocks). Both were really tasty and got us a bit tipsy…that also might have been the beer we had while I waited for Jen at her office. As I drank the Coctel Sangria the wine slipped further into the drink and mixed with the other ingredients. It was pretty to watch.
For the main course I went with the Queso Fondido de Chorizo. I was a little skeptical at first of the chorizo not knowing how it would work, but it was great. It was ground, not whole pieces of chorizo (good!), baked into the cheese and to die for! My favorite part were the fresh tortillas. Most Mexican places that I had eaten tortillas have a very grainy taste (think Rosa Mexicano), but these were soft and fluffy. But far the best tortillas I have ever eaten. It got a bit greasy at the bottom with all of the cheese, but that’s to be expected. This post is making me hungry for more! This surpassed Agave as the best Mexican I’ve had in NYC to date.
Hecho en Dumbo
(between Great Jones and East 4th Street)
New York, NY 10012