5Good vegetarian specials as well as a wide variety of teas. With live music and a private back patio, this cozy upstairs hideaway on the Mall is a fave with the local bohemian crowd. Branching out:...
Aqui es Mexico
Homemade Mexican and Salvadorian food. Specializing in authentic dishes, like carnitas. And be sure to ask chef-owner Jose Pantino about his daily specials!
Pantino says he got his passion for cooking from his mother, whom he used to help make tortillas when he was a boy. Because his mother died when Patino was 15, he feels a special connection with her in the kitchen. "Those beginnings with my mother, those early memories of cooking with her, are the 'salt and pepper' in my food," he says.
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