Thought I’d have lunch Friday and Saturday at La Olla restaurant. It’s only a few corners away.
Set menu averts the risk of some unknowns on the menu in a restaurant focussed on local cuisine.
First course, salad. Nice green salad with pine nuts, a few small roasted bits and tiny tomatoes.
I had to send the coffee back. So strong. More milk and it was ok.
Since I’d enjoyed this lunch, I went on Saturday as well.
Started with soup, a strongly tomato flavoured soup, a meat stock, and cubed vegetables in it. Onions, cilantro on the side to add along with sections of limes to squeeze in. Nice.
Liked the tortillas, especially with the picante green sauce, lime and onions. The meat? Not really. I didn’t recognise the type (lamb) or cut or taste. With the addition of the greenish sauce, beside it, it was tolerable.
I like fruit and vegetables here from a market.
Tortillas? So many types and different colours: light, yellowish and a near black option. Thick, thin, large or thin and dried. Nicer than the bread. Sweet types of bread are de rigeur here. Unsweetened, unusual.
And of course, mole. Nice.