My wife and I had a really great dinner at the newly-opened Suenos in Chelsea. Food, service and ambnience were all excellent. I'm generally pretty negative on New York's high-end Mexican restaurants (Zarela, Maya, etc.) finding them simply not worth the money. Suenos is pricey ($17-$24 entrees; $7-$11 appetizers), but is instead worth money.
We had poached coconut poached teeny tostadas with a dab of excellent, spicy guacamole (couldn't see any sign of coconut, however) and lobster-corn fritters with sizeable chunks of lobster with an little pot of melted chili-butter for dipping. Entrees were roast chicken enchichiladas in a green pumkin seed sauce and red snapper in a guavae-chili glaze. mmmmm. They also make fresh tortillas, with a woman standing at a table in the corner pressing them out and cooking them on an electric griddle. Just excellent (and much better than I make).
It's also amazing to see what the owner/chef, Sue Torres, did with the old, dark Alley's End space (a place I really liked). Tons of light, bright colors. Much different. Another plus: the noise level was comfortable, unlike Torres previous gig, Hell's Kitchen, where the food was alway excellent, the noise high and the service uneven.
We'll be going back here a lot.
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