Drink: Zolo Malbec (Argentina)
Food: Tacos al Pastor – $22
Having never been to San Angel Inn Restaurante but always admired the atmosphere, I was very excited to give this restaurant a try. A backdrop of a Mesoamerican pyramid and active volcano made the ambiance ‘cave-like’. Since the lighting was so dim, we had to resort to using our cellphone flashlights to help light our way through the menu.
Being Argentine, I tend to gravitate toward wines from Argentina. For my drink of choice, I chose the Zolo Malbec. The flavors of currant, red berries, dark plums, chocolate and spices make for an excellent dry Malbec.
While we waited for our entrees, we dug into the table chips and salsa. Not usually a fan of salsa, I can honestly say the salsas are a must try. A traditional red salsa and green tomatillo salsa paired exquisitely with the crunchy, perfectly salted chips. The red salsa had a hint of spice, where as the green tomatillo salsa was perfect for those who prefer their salsa more mild.
For my entree, I jumped somewhat out of my comfort zone and ordered the Tacos al Pastor. I was pleasantly surprised with this dish. The tacos al pastor, were plated similar to fajitas. All of the taco ingredients on one plate and your corn tortillas on the side. With the bite size pork accompanied with traditional Mexican black beans, corns and pineapple salsa, I found myself eating directly from the plate rather than forming traditional tacos. I would recommend grabbing a small portion of each ingredient and eating them together to really get the full experience of this dish.
I left the San Angel Inn Restaurante full, but not over full, and excited to come back again soon.