Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mexican Sugar

"I come here for the mimosas and the queso."
-Mitzi Richardson

Mexican Sugar is a great place for friends to gather.  With a reservation, they can accommodate some large parties which is just what we did to celebrate Jenni's birthday this weekend.

Let's talk mimosas!  Order mimosas and you'll have your choice of watermelon, orange, and guava juices. and fruits. Guava is my absolute favorite.  A tray is delivered to your table with a bottle of prosecco and small glasses of your choice of juices.  You build your mimosa as you see fit and when you need one.  

While brunch was yummy, the queso and the mimosas are truly why we go keep going back to Mexican Sugar in The Shops at Legacy. The queso is three Mexican cheeses, toasted dried chiles, a dollop of guacamole, and a sprinkle of cilantro. The chips are the way I like them - light, crispy, and salty.  It's incredibly easily to go through a cup of queso in minutes.  You'll also get roasted salsa with your queso.  Truly . . . I love this queso!

For brunch, I ordered brisket chilaquiles.  The brisket was delicious, tender with a great flavor.  The egg was cooked perfectly, sunny-side up and served alongside an avocado. The tortilla strips (not chips) were cooked a bit too long for my taste.  They were a bit on the chewy side, so that did take away from my enjoyment of the dish.  I would have also preferred a higher meat to tortilla ratio, but can you blame a Texas girl who likes her brisket?

Brisket Chilaquiles
Chicken Chilaquiles
Mitzi enjoyed a trio of tacos: bacon, potato, and egg, carne asada, and brasas chicken. The bacon was chili spiced and did have a bit have a kick, but other than that, the taco was rather average.  The flavor of the carne asada was just right and cooked perfectly. It was had pickled radish, which was bit overpowering.  At that point, Mitzi was full and didn't eat the brasas chicken, so we can't comment.

The Mexican Chorizo Enchiladas were quite good.  Although the tortillas were a bit thick, the house ground spicy chorizo paired nicely with the manchego cheese for a yummy enchilada.  And what's brunch without a steak & eggs dish?  A mesquite grilled skirt steak topped with two fried eggs, garnished with pickled red onions, avocado, and queso fresco is a great combination.  Unfortunately, the eggs were a bit too runny for Katherine, although I think there is something fantastic about a steak and eggs sunny-side up.  The steak and eggs comes with tortillas and cilantro potato hash, which did get a thumbs up.

Our party was large, 16 people I think, so it does stand to reason that service may be a bit slow at times.  We did have to wait for a beverages on more than one occasion and the tickets were not correct when we got them, but overall service was decent.  We've been to Mexican Sugar before and I'm sure we'll be back.  I think next time I'll get their newest brunch dish, Cajeta French Toast, made with angel food cake!  Although the Vanilla Cinnamon Pancakes seem pretty heavenly as well.