Barbecue or Mexican? Have Them Both at Mexicue!

Barbecue or Mexican? Have Them Both at Mexicue!

I’ve told you in the past about my date-night dining adventures, and I have another story for you today. As you know, my boyfriend and I normally forge for food in Brooklyn, but a frigid Tuesday evening in mid February found as hunting for a dinner spot in the Flatiron District. As I’ve said before, when it comes to food, my boyfriend is a man of few words. On this particular evening, when I asked what he’d like to eat while we walked down Fifth Avenue, he responded with a simple “well, it’s pretty cold, so I think I want soup.” We looked in the windows of a few places along the way and were suddenly drawn to the smell of barbecue. As most restaurants have soup—and I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted—we headed towards the source of the smell: Mexicue Kitchen and Bar.

I’ve visited some of the city’s many fusion restaurants before—normally of the Asian cuisine variety—but this was the first time I entered a barbecue-Mexican-fusion establishment. With locations in the Flatiron District and Midtown, Mexicue pairs tried-and-true south of the border staples with finger-lickin’ good barbecue. The list of hybrid menu options includes the likes of Pulled Pork Tacos; stuffed burritos, such as the Jamburrito with chicken and chorizo Mexican jambalaya, black beans, pico de gallo and plenty more fixins; Spicy Brisket Enchiladas; mouthwatering salads; sharable dips; sliders; and comforting sides.

Hungry but not famished, my boyfriend and I took a seat in the large restaurant—teeming with wooden accents, eye-catching chandeliers and an inviting bar—and perused the menu while The Shins’ indie rock playlist blasted from the sound system. The S.O. started the meal with a savory bowl of Tortilla Soup, and we both noshed on a few flavorful sliders, including the Pulled Pork with slaw, chili bean spread, house-pickled peppers and chipotle sauce; and the Chopped Brisket, with slaw spicy barbecue sauce, Manchengo cheese and house-pickled peppers, which packed a pretty mighty punch. I washed down the food with a black cherry cider while the beau kicked back a bubbly Mexican brew.

If you’re hankering for Mexican, barbecue or both, head to Mexicue. With locations in the Flatiron District and Midtown, your cravings will be satisfied in no time.


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