Saturday, February 27, 2010

El Vez

2 Stephen Starr restaurants in 2 days! We went to
El Vez the morning of my flight for what we thought was going to be a quick lunch. We had such a good time with their friend Dr. Grey that we lost track of time and almost missed my flight back to Kansas!

El Vez is self proclaimed "Mexican-American meets LA in a Tijuana Taxi". Items on the menu range from fresh salads and tacos to heartier, more traditional Tex-Mex dishes. They have four different types of guacamole with the goat cheese & pistachio being the most popular. The restaurant is filled with natural sunlight from the floor to ceiling windows. Pictured above are the Crispy Mahi-Mahi Tacos with red cabbage and a chipotle remoulade that Jon ordered.

I had the Mexican Chopped Salad (Above) with pumpkin seeds, queso fresco and a cumin-lime vinaigrette.

Marybeth had the Black Bean Enchiladas (above) with caramelized onions and smoked yellow tomato sauce.

Dr. Grey had the Queso Fundido De Hongos (Above) which had truffled wild mushrooms with chihuahua cheese and huitlacoche

I was able to re-create the goat cheese and pistachio guacamole and I will post the recipe soon!

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