Restaurants & Bars 8

Las Bugambilias

cussbucket | Dec 8, 2007 06:22 AM

We went last night after reading a favorable review on and were pretty pleased.

The restaurant, right beside the South Street Diner (on, you guessed it, South Street) was pleasantly decorated with enough Mexican knick knacks to be homey without overly cheesy. We were seated right away (thank god for new restaurants!) though the place certainly wasn't empty.

We got drinks--the mojito was fine, the Malbec was marginal (but at $6/a glass, what do you expect).

The salsas and chips were quite good--the homemade pico-esque salsa had a lot of citrus flavor and a hint of kick, and the smokier salsa was delicious and more spicy. A few chips were soggy, from too much oil, but still good.

Entrees were the real star. I got the steak molcajete. It was eeeeeenormous. Tons of steak, cactus, and cheese in the molcajete, with plenty of tortillas. Rice and beans were fine (I've never been wowed by Mexican rice), and the guac was good. Presentation was also really nice--guac came in an onion flower, etc.

Companion got the fillet, which he raved over. It was far more tender than my skirt steak (obviously), and covered with a delicious sauce. Cheesy corn on the cob, rice, beans, etc., rounded it out.

Portions were good, food was great, and service was stellar.

Try it out if you're wanting some new Mexican.

Now, I'm only hoping it doesn't go down the tubes like Molcajete Mixto did.

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