First thing we did, even though we used Google maps, is walk about 3 blocks in the wrong direction. We finally got ourselves turned around to walk to a restaurant my hubby and I have wanted to try, Rick Bayless' XOCO. What was supposed to be a short 4 minute walk was a marathon 45 minute walk. Not close at all. When we got there, the place was packed and there was nowhere to sit but outside. You get into a line inside and are asked if you are dining in. Then you are given menus. They read like a juicy novel of eveything Mexican you would want to eat from tortas, to caldos (soups), and churros. I ordered the aqua del dia which was made with cucumber, mint, and a simple syrup. My entree' was the pork carnitas torta. We ordered salsa and chips but didn't need them. Hubby had the chorizo torta which wasn't spicy at all. Mine however came in a spicy tomato broth that had me turning red in the face. But I loved it! The meal was about $30 for the two of us.
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