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1907 N. Henderson Ave. (McMillan St.) Send to Phone
Cheerful, artsy and fun, Café San Miguel invokes the spirit of its namesake town in Mexico with quite good modern Mexican food.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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: Café San Miguel sits far from the trendy end of Henderson Avenue and serves traditional Mexican with a touch of Tex-Mex all wrapped up in a modernist approach. Bubbling-hot and decadent, queso fundido is served over a bed of grilled onions, mushrooms and poblano peppers, ready to roll up in a fresh flour tortilla. At lunch, tacos and tortas are featured, and we much prefer the tacos in thick, soft corn tortillas to the Mexican-style rolls used for the tortas. Try the achiote-infused pork tacos, topped with crumbled queso fresca and bits of fresh pineapple. Dinner is more adventurous, with dishes like the grilled quail topped with a zesty mole sauce; and the huachinango en salsa verde, a beautifully seasoned seared red snapper with an avocado-and-tomatillo sauce, topped with grilled cactus. We find the house's frozen Pomerita too sweet and grainy to pass muster in the town that invented the frozen margarita machine; better to ask for one of the top-shelf margaritas.


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