Padres Modern Mexican Cuisine
Padre's Modern Mexican Cuisine finds a delicious equilibrium between contemporary culinary approaches and traditional Latin and Mexican recipes. Come to Padre’s between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for the best of lunch, and try the lazy enchiladas with queso fresco, diced onions, and green tomatilla sauce alongside rice and beans ($9.95) or the Cuban-style pulled-pork sandwich ($8.50). Hungry diners can put together the least likely political ticket in history by chasing the Obama burrito with chile-braised pork ($11.95) with the Alaskan salmon–laced Sarah Palin salad with a fresh lime-mint vinaigrette ($14.95). Should you find yourself at Padre’s in the hours between lunch and sleep time, consider ordering an item or two from the dinner menu, such as the bowtie pasta with cilantro pesto cream and grilled chicken ($11.95), the signature pollo relleno, a chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese, poblano chilis, carmelized onions, and corn, and then finished with poblano cream sauce and guajillo mashed potatoes ($16.95), or the duck-breast tacos ($14.95).