I usually leave all that’s FUNKY in food up to Cafe 70 and Sista ToFunky, but I just had to share, as I know she wants to get down with this!
Last Saturday the wife asked me if I wanted to meet her for lunch on the LES after our respective obligations, naturally I accepted. She discovered a new Mexican restaurant while on the prowl for boots. “I want a taco, meet me at ‘La Popular’,” she said, “its on the corner of Spring and Mulberry, take the 6 train to Spring, it’s 50 Spring Street.” ‘I’m on my way,’ I said and hit the subway from Union Square, arriving in minutes. I felt at home immediately upon entering the room. Enclosed in dark wood with modern furnishings, it has warm and cozy environment, like a friends house. Kim was seated at the bar with a small dish in front of her and boots by her side. Once I got settled, Jillian our server dropped another small plate, as I was looking at the menu and we were nibbling on a Colima. It’s a Mexican Tapas restaurant that serves up yummy south of the border comfort food with flair. ‘La Popular’ is the white neon you see from the street, the full name of the restaurant is Antojeria La Popular. Antojeria [pr: an-to’-he-ree-ah] means Mexican street snacks eatery, and everything we ate was tasty and fresh.
The second morsel was Tamaulipas, which is sirloin, beans, queso Chihuahua, red cabbage, pasilla mayo and salsa verde in a small pita… it was lip smacking. I ordered a Sonora and a Potosi – both were fantastic. The Potosi is chicken, beans, lettuce, crema, salsa verde and cilantro served on a corn tostada. Kim got a Zacatecas to round out our meal that was flawless. We opted to just drink water, but they serve beer and wine, and will eventually have a full bar. It’s all about the food though, an instant favorite, this is my first blog about a restaurant. I encourage all thrill seekers to go at your earliest opportunity, very reasonably priced, it’s a foodies delight. Here’s their website http://lapopularnyc.com/
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