For starters we had the:
- Chicken with chilli strips and mushrooms tamales - green tomatillo, onion, garlic, jalapeño chilli, green pepper, thyme and coriander cooked with chicken and chicken broth. Placed in the corn meal in a banana leaf and steamed for 1½ hours.
- Chicken mole tamales - tomato, traditional mole paste (the one with chocolate) and shredded chicken breast added to a corn meal in a corn husk, then quickly steamed.
Both starters tasted better than they looked. I've eaten food before that has been wrapped in banana leaf and it always has that distinct flavour, which makes everything taste the same.
|I loved the pig head on the stone bowl|
I greatly enjoyed my meal at Mestizo, the restaurant is modern and the service was great. The waiter was very attentive and always checked if we enjoyed the meal and kept topping up our complimentary nachos.