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El Mirador Restaurant Review: El Mirador, celebrated for its Saturday soups and neighborhood-centric breakfasts, continues to reign as the city’s Mexican monarch with founder Doña Mari occasionally putting in a cameo appearance. The menu retains some traces of a foray into Southwestern cuisine (there is a lobster taco, for example, and an empanada stuffed with huitlacoche), but you'll find the roster almost equally split between classics and updated versions of old faves. The Tex-Mex side of the menu offers classic beef enchiladas, while signature specials include shrimp in a cilantro and pumpkin seed cream sauce. At breakfast, we tend to go for the scrambled huevos a la mexicana or chilaquiles (corn chips scrambled with eggs, pico de gallo and said salsa) in the company of architects, attorneys, preservationists and the like. The adjacent lounge offers credible margaritas, and there’s a “puro” social club for cigar fanciers.