A truly family owned business that began as a food truck business for many years, Chimi Mundo F. B. is located at 1550 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn.
The story is one of a family that long ran a business focused on mobile food vendor units, since 1999.
El Monumental was just one of a few of the food trucks that they had.
They eventually became inspired to have a lounge in front of the truck, for the comfort of customers, and by 2009, had build a small cozy cafe style restaurant right near their Myrtle Ave street stall space.
So in 2009, they became Chimi Mundo Restaurant just opposite the main entrance to Myrtle / Wyckoff L / M Trains.
This is a unique place to say the least. Their windows are lit up with multi-coloured lights that are a give away as soon as one is out of the station or on the block. There is a lot of character in the establishment, and the food is so excellent, always with a nice mix of Latin music, and of course the friendly people who run this cozy place.
Much of their preparations are done from scratch, so the meats are marinated or go under other preparations, in house. Their recipes all come from a long line of Dominican family dishes, although the origins of some of the dishes, such Salchi are not Dominican.
The meats and other items can be done up and prepared, in the ways based on their menu, or in combination to the customers decision.
A Crispy and Creamy Taco:
It was a delightful Encounter to say the least, and I have to state that the tacos I have had there were incredible!
My choice was with somewhat crispy but thick pork cubes that are not dried out inside. In this measure they are the best tacos I have had in all of NYC.
For the longest time, I stopped eating tacos, but long last, this place will send your palate to paradise.
I have not a clue what they use, but there is more than just a few added items that make this so good. A bit of guacamole, but not too much, so all the ingredients are perfectly in harmony. It is truly a gourmet taco far above what one gets or expects from the sit down dining Mexican Restaurants in NYC, such as Mama Mexico or the trendy others.
The portion of pork chunks used, and the added toppings, all in house made, was substantial, both for taste and for the stomach. The taco is 3 dollars.
Sandwiches (The Chimi); The Ear of Pig; Sausages; Colombian Selchi:
Pig ears and other items of meat can be made up in various Latin or Mexican ways, tortillas and tacos included. They have excellent Dominican Blood Sausage, that does not contain the rice found in other styles of blood sausages.
Another sausage that is tissue as oppose to blood, has the coloration that indicates a good flavor of meat combined with fat, is also featured for various preparations, or how the customer may like it.
Their sandwiches, The Chimi, are very popular, and loaded with meats and cheese. This is a Dominican Dish, and just like in the Dominican Republic, the recipe is their own style and touch. The bread gets pressed as the sandwich is grilled.
A Colombian dish, Salchi Pollo (chicken), is one nice larger dish, for about 8 dollars, and comes with a layered tapestry, if I may use this term, of french fries, pineapple, then shredded meat, other items of vegetation and sauce, and topped with generous application of melted cheese (dowsed in cheese).
The menu is more extensive than what I display here, so head there and see, especially if you are a Mexican food lover, or like Dominican and Latin dishes.
They also have Yucca and Plantain.
They have plenty of happy regulars as customers.
They are open from 6 pm in the evening until 6 am.
A great place for late night snacking after socializing in taverns and bars, or a destination before such, or dinner.