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Mijita--twice now & delicious

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Mijita--twice now & delicious

sailorbuoys | Sep 18, 2004 09:27 PM

****Disclaimer: I know two of the people running this restaurant*****

I have been to Mijita twice now for lunch. As a worker of the ferry building I will say that standing in lines for expensive food on a 20 minute break is dreadful, so to get excellent ingredients in fast-ish food, none too pricey, is nice.

the first time I went I had a fish taco & the jicama salad. The fish is batter fried in a really light batter, the the fish was inside bursting with juices. it was a simple thing with a garnish of shredded cabbage salad and a wedge of lime. There are squeeze bottles of tomatillo and tomato salsa and the red salsa was an especially nice accompaniement to the taco pescado.

the jicama salad is dressed with naked grapefruit segments, chopped cilantro and wondrous salted toasted pumpkin seeds, and laying over the top is one quarter sliced perfectly ripe avocado. (one of my biggest pet peeves ever is unripe avocado!)
This salad is perfect! It is the best party of refreshing, healthful, and salty-crunchy any mouth can hope for.

The second time I went I had the carnitas taco. Someone suggested that I ask for the sauce from the carne asada taco. the sauce is a gorgeous fire roasted tomatillo salsa. The carnitas were not as fatty as I like them to be. For the last few bites I put on the red salsa from the table (the homemade one, not the spicy one) and it tasted really different! It was icky. like canned tomato sauce. I guess that teaches me to taste components before using them.
I had the jicama salad again and it was still perfect.

The first meal came to $9.50, the second, $7.15
all the meats are Niman Ranch, the produce is organic, the workers paid well. The decor is really nice and you can buy the fab t shirts, Mexican sodas, and even some dif. flavors of Mexican chocolate that I will review when I try them out.

The menu is small. Please don't let that disappoint you. I think that it keeps the food coming out fast, the ingredients seasonal, the chefs creative.

Mijita is located accross from Peet's in the Ferry Building.

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