From Our Editors
During his childhood in Mexico City, Mauricio Abreu found respite from his four older siblings' shenanigans in his mother's kitchen. There, he absorbed the Latin culinary traditions that would later become the backbone of his restaurant's menu. Though he planned for a career as a graphic specialist, Mauricio's steady transformation into Chef Mo was as fortunate as it was fortuitous.
At Chef Mo's Restaurant & Bar, imaginative dishes bloom from this base of Latin influence. Mo crafts many of the platters and all of the desserts himself, labeling his signature additions as "Mo-made." He also habitually patrols the dining room to converse with guests, augmenting the warmth that radiates from his oven as it teeters after him out of separation anxiety. His creative fusion of Latin flavors with traditional Italian, French, and American dishes has coupled with the spot's genial atmosphere to earn two OpenTable Diners' Choice awards: Good for Groups and Neighborhood Gem.