As some of you may already know, brunch is one of my favourite pastimes. Well, there’s regular ‘brunch’ like french toasts, waffles, and egg bennys.. and then there’s Mexican brunch. Think huevos rancheros, chilaquilies, burritos, and tacos . All it takes is throwing on an egg on top, right? Well, over the weekend I decided to venture out to La Mezcaleria, sister restaurant to the popular taco joint La Tacqueria to check out their brunch with some friends.
La Mezcaleria is well known for their extensive menu of traditional Mexican dishes as well as an array of alcoholic drinks inspired by different regions of Mexico.
The place isn’t really suitable for large parties. Best for parties of 2-4 as the 6 of us had to squeeze in a table for four! The hostess was reluctant to let us combine the two tables together in fear that they wouldn’t be able to accommodate other guests and that it would be a waste of “table space”
Trio of sauces from right to left: salsa verde, chipotle, pineapple habanero sauce.
Petes ordered a side of Tortilla Chips ($2) and side of Guacamole ($3) The tortilla chips tasted really fresh and had a good crunch. Side of guacamole had a combination of ripe avocado, onion, garlic, lime, and cilantro. I believe the tortilla chips are housemade as well!
Huevos Divorciados ($16): Two corn tortillas, two sunny side up eggs, one topped with salsa ranchera and one topped with salsa verde, divorced by refried black beans and finished with queso fresco, cilantro and crispy bacon
Heuvos con Chorizo ($14): Two scrabled eggs with Mexican chorizo served with queso fresco, refried black beans, pico de gallo and a side of toast. This homestyle classic was really popular for our group. Out of the 6 of us, three of them had this one! I guess it was pretty delicious given the fact that all of them polished this off really quickly. 🙂
Pan Francés ($13) Brioche French toast topped with bananas, dark rum and agave salted caramel sauce, candied pecans, chantilly, fresh strawberries and gooseberries. If you’re a major sweet tooth, this will hit the spot for you. Good balance of sweetness overall that wasn’t too overwhelming.
Salmon con Tequila Benny ($16)Toasted English muffin topped with tequila and citrus cured salmon, two poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise. Served with seasonal greens caramelized onions and garlic oil hash browns. My egg benny was really delicious. I couldn’t really taste the tequila in my cured salmon but I wasn’t too bothered by it. The sauce was nice and rich and packed with flavour. Eggs were nicely poached for that runny interior. My salad was really fresh and the hash browns were to die for! Nicely deep fried and well seasoned.
You’re bound to find something that suits your diet as they offer gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, and carnivorous options 🙂 For those of you who live closer to downtown, they have a location in Gastown as well!
1622 Commercial Drive