With all the warm weather we’ve been having in NYC over the past couple weeks, I’ve had very strong urges to sit outside and enjoy a margarita, chips, and some guac. Well, the other day this urge was so strong it could only be satisfied by visiting a restaurant that has been on my radar for quite some time now. After reading and hearing many good things from the twitter and blog world, Adam and I ventured to Prospect Heights with some friends to give Chavela’s a try. Chavela’s has a fantastic menu filled with lots of traditional and non-traditional Mexican treats…3 dollar tacos, fresh margaritas, and homemade chips and guac were on my mind and that’s what I stuck with!
We all commented that this was some of the most perfectly seasoned guacamole we’ve ever had. Some places have a tendency to under-salt their creamy avocado dip. Not Chavela’s…and with those delicious round chips, it was the perfect start to our Mexican fiesta.
The grilled corn was very unique and quite interesting tasting. While that chipotle mayo was quite tasty, they were a bit too heavy-handed with it and I think I would prefer a little less mayo, a little more cheese and spice.
Fresh fish, spicy salsa, and cactus?? It’s amazing!!! Highly recommend! My friend highly enjoyed her enormous platter of vegetarian delights and had a very fun time assembling many different little tacos. I do have to say that when Adam and I saw the huge and saucy enchiladas the table next to us ordered, we had a bit of ordering envy. Well…this place might deem a return visit! The only thing missing is a patio…with even cheaper 2 dollar tacos during happy hour, I think I can forgive them!