Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mercadito Midtown Good Eats

Well it has been a while since I posted something on good eats but that does not mean we have not attended any. In an effort to save time on reading a long post I will post one and then at a later date post another one.

First Stop

Mercadito Midtown

Originally we came upon this as an adventure. We were watching the Food Channel's show Heat Seekers and then wondered if they had gone to any places in Miami. (Answer yes 2 places). We picked Mercadito because they featured a drink called the Vato Loco (The Hottest Drink on Earth).

Well you know that peaked the man's taste buds so we thought oh what the heck lets go for it. So we did. We came to learn when we arrived that the restaurant no longer makes this drink. We could not get a straight answer from the bartender. I suspect it was a gimic to get the show in and perhaps the 1 hour and 30 minutes (that which includes 30 minutes in cooking) to make the drink was not feasable. So yes we were disappointed but after a long drive we decided to stay and enjoy some of their foods. I did try this specialty drink they had called Big Nose Goes to Mexico that basically is several types of tequilla and a floater of 151 rum and oh yes they light it on fire and serve it to you flaming.

That is the drink you take and dunk the lime to put out the fire. The drink was good not too sweet more on the sour side but rather refreshing. As for eats I had a Queso Fundido (love that name) with sauteed chile serrano, garlic, oregano, tomatillo pico de gallo. This was pretty darn awesome. The flavors were outstanding.

The Man had Corn Masa Quesadilla which featured chihuahua and oaxaca cheese, corn, roasted poblano, zucchini, tomatillo salsa, creme fresca. He too enjoyed his meal. So I say go for it. This area is up and coming and I suspect in the next few years will be hoping. We already decided we would go back on the fly and pick a place to eat. Lets see how that goes.

Stay Tune

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