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Authentic Mexican at El Huipil

queue | Jun 9, 200606:44 PM     7

Last night I finally got around to visiting El Huipil, the very authentic Mexican restaurant in Red Hook. I really liked it! The winning dish of the evening was definitely the mole enchiladas -- the mole here is absolutely delicious, not as thick and sweet as most moles, with a bitter edge and more than a hint of cloves. It would be good with anything. We also had the tacos dorados (which are rolled, fried tacos - similar to flautas) with papas & epazote. These were competently fried, but we couldn't taste the epazote -- the chorizo version might be more exciting. We also had the ensalada de nopales and were somewhat underwhelmed as the salad was undressed - probably would not order again. The free chips and salsa were a nice touch. The salsa was a green salsa, very thin in consistency and not too spicy, but it had excellent flavor. I really liked it - it tasted like Mexico. Our dinner cost $17 for two! The service was fine. Overall, the salsa and mole made this some of the best Mexican I've tried in the City - I am definitely interested in returning and sampling more menu items.

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