After starting off our Saturday (without a doubt NYC"s most perfect day, weather-wise) at the ever-amazing Jimmy's No.43 sampling Nøgne Ø's mighty fine brews, Jeff and I scurried over to explore a couple of Williamsburg hot spots before seeing a band at the Music Hall.
1st stop, food. We craved something cheap, something filling, something...Mexican? I'd read mostly positive, if not glowing reviews of La Superior, but I prefer to judge with my own tongue, don't you?
I was nervous nelly-ing that the little tacqueria wouldn't have anything for vegetarians -- or pescatarian, as Jeff would now like to be known -- but I needn't have worried my dainty little head. We had Rajas tacos (roasted poblano pepper strips, cooked with Mexican cream and onions), Hongos tacos (mushrooms sauteed with epazote and garlic), and Pescado zarandeado tacos (non-fried fish, topped with pico). All topped with green salsa, delicious! The fish taco was my favorite of these, spicy and full of flavor. Next time I'll try the Camarón al chipotle (sautéed shrimp with chipotle sauce) - don't know how I managed to miss those.
What you see above is La Superior's Papa con queso (potato and cheese) quesadilla - slathered with creama and cheese, of course. Simple, yet scrumptious. What is the mysterious white Mexican cheese?? It seems there are different versions of it depending on the restaurant, but it's always heavenly.
Ah, some lettuce. Goes nicely with the cheese. These are gorditas, filled with requeson (ricotta
mixed with cilantro, with lettuce and crema). The cornmeal pockets are what make this so amazing.
Topped off with aguas frescas - watermelon to the left, prickly pear on the right. Chunky with fruit, not too sweet, and altogether satisfying.
All for $24.50. I'd hit up La Superior if you're hankering for some tasty Mexican street food. Now I just need to head to Mexico to write up a comparison...hmm...
295 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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