Last Friday, Joe and I headed out for date night. Since Joe was out of town for work that week, we were SO looking forward to it. For dinner, we went to Bien Trucha, a modern, Mexican tapas type place. Guys, this is the best Mexican food that I’ve had in the U.S. The place opens at 5, we got there at 5:10, (because I knew how busy it gets), and it was already packed! It is a small restaurant, but it has expanded since I went there last summer with two friends. It looks like a total hole-in-the-wall from the outside, but the inside is fresh and modern.
We both ordered some fun margaritas, which are made fresh, without any premade mixes or nasty stuff.
Have you ever tried tamarind candy? It’s that little garnish on the side. It’s chewy like a fruit leather strip and starts off sweet and then gets spicy! That stuff is crazy!
To start, we ordered the Cazuelitas de Camarones: sauteed shrimp, red onion, garlic, cilantro-chimichurri, chihuahua cheese.
Um. WOW. The shrimp were nestled in gooey melted cheese and covered with an incredibly flavorful cilantro sauce, which we placed in a warm, soft white corn tortilla (which are the best tortillas I’ve had).
Following those little bites of bliss, came these bad boys:
Pescado tacos: crispy beer battered tilapia, red cabbage, onion, tomato, lime, chipotle-morita aioli
I think it was at this point that Joe actually closed his eyes while chewing. Yeah, they were that good.
Moving along to…Pastor Tacos: chile ancho and guajillo marinated pork, cilantro, onion, grilled pineapple, chile morita salsa
Once again, so incredibly flavorful. It’s amazing how full and content you can get on food that is so tasty, you know?
After whipping out my camera so many times, this sweet woman next to me asked if I’d like to take a picture of the flan she ordered. So cute!
After dinner we went to see Iron Man 2, then back home to eat ice cream and watch The Biggest Loser. We are cool like that. 😉
It was an amazing date night, and I’m so grateful to spend time with my sweet, sweet hubby, who by the way, has been taking care of me all week as I’m home sick. Oh mawwiage.
“Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.” Song of Solomon 8:7