The tortilla's thinness makes it ideal for folding, sliding under closed doors, and illustrating theories that the Earth is flat and made of corn. Voyage to the edge of deliciousness with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Mexican fare plus a side order of guacamole (a $3 value) at Metate in the Bronx.
Metate’s chefs infuse an impressive spread of traditional Mexican dishes, including sizzling fajitas and pan-seared seafood, with authentic spices, peppers, and seasonings. Freshly stuffed chorizo burritos ($8 at lunch; $11 at dinner) delight diners with familiar flavor, and exotic eats such as squash-blossom quesadillas ($8 at lunch; $11 at dinner) stamp tongues with newly acquired passport stamps. Entrees deliver complex packages of authentic south-of-the-border flavor, from the artisanal mélange of dried chilis and chocolate draped over chicken and rice in the mole poblano ($10 at lunch; $15 at dinner) to the filet mignon medallions and chipotle sauce in a dish of filete al chipotle ($16 at lunch, $22 at dinner). A tasty side of guacamole garnishes meals and espouses Latin America's second-favorite method of avocado delivery after food-grade trebuchets.
Nachos, flautas, guacamole, and quesadillas—these are some of the top contenders for most popular dish at Metate Authentic. You'll find all four not only inside early, messy prototypes of the piñata, but also on the Metate Fiesta appetizer platter. The starter represents Metate's menu at large, an impressive spread of traditional, freshly made Mexican dishes. And, true to the eatery's name, each incorporates authentic spices, peppers, and seasonings, such as the dried artisanal chilis and chocolate atop chicken and rice in the mole poblano.
3515 Johnson Ave.
Bronx, New York 10463