Sunday, 9 October 2016

New York City | El Mitote Upper West Side

 Whilst wandering the pretty streets of the Upper West Side on our last day in NYC, we stumbled across a cute little Mexican called El Mitote (208 Columbus Ave). With seats outside, and the sun shining high in the sky, we took a chance and our seats. Our waiter immediately brought us out ice cold water free of charge, which was a massive 'yes' from the start off, as it truly was a boiling day and we were both in desperate need of a drink after pounding the streets for hours beforehand.



If you do ever head to El Mitote, go expecting Mexican and only Mexican, as Dan wanted to have a diet coke but they didn't actually sell them. Not a bad thing, just something worth noting! I chose a Watermelon juice at the recommendation of our waiter, and I was very pleasantly surprised. It was such a refreshing drink, and I found it delicious! Sometimes when you order fruit juices you get the bits of the fruit left over but this was perfectly smooth which is just how I like it.


The menu was extensive; and you could order from a range of starters but we were both ready to get stuck into the mains! After much deliberation we both opted for "Make Your Own Burritos" which were priced at $10 each (approx. £8) which may seem a little pricey for just a burrito but they were delicious,huge and incredibly filling too! We both had the Chicken Tinga, although you could have a different range of fillings including chorizo, lamb or wild mushrooms. You also get a choice of either rice or quinoa. After selecting your meat, you are given the option to have 3 different toppings such as cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo (onion and tomato salsa) etc. As I am not a cheese lover, I stuck to the lettuce and pico de gallo which was delicious!





Our meal at El Mitote was the perfect way to finish our time in New York - after a week of really unhealthy food, it was nice to have a little bit of a fresher option! I would definitely go back to this mexican restaurant, to sample a few of their other dishes. If you are looking for a pit-stop whilst exploring central park, this place really isn't far at all! I can imagine it being a really pretty place to eat at night as there were lightbulb fairy lights hung up on the awning.


Do you like Mexican? Have you ever been to El Mitote?

4 comments:

  1. wow now you have got me craving Mexican food! x

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    1. It was delicious! One of the best Burrito's I've ever had xxx

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  2. This place looks incredible! I always love a good burrito... I'll have to check it out next time I'm in NYC!

    xo Leda

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    1. Oh you so will! It was delicious, and super easy to find. I was so impressed!

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