Sort of a tapas evening. In brief:
Taqueros; Amazing.. Chipotle shrimp, tacos al pastor, elote ( called something else) quacamole. Everthing was excellent, and we will be back soon for a sit-down upstairs. (Note: Margaritas were odd, so have a beer). No question, downstairs is the loudest dining room in town.
Hookah Cafe: This place probably won't lsat a year. Terrible overhead. Extensive tapas, tabacco, and wine menus. The wine tasted awful. I had a glass of Arboleda Carmenere, and it was nothing like the bottle I had recently finished at home. Likewise with my wife's Malbec. The food was poor. Tasted very thorn together, which is particularly bad when we're taliking about Indian food, which should be slow cooked for the proper blend of flavors. Finally, sitting on stools hunched over a two foot high table gets old.
Mimi's: Very very good. The gambas al ajillo tasted identical to the best we have eaten in barcelona. Manchego toast with mushrooms was perfect. The wine, a MArques Rioja, tasted as it should. Dessert was orange bread pudding fritters. The added bonus: there was an opening there that night, and a Dj was playing top shelf garage punk. Also, our one time landlord was there in clogs with freesh highlights in his hair and we found this very entertaining.