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?


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

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

  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

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



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