Sometimes you just don't want to cook. At times like those, I am profoundly grateful to live within walking distance of dozens of great eateries ranging from a grab-and-go falafel stand to a high end, five star restaurant.
Last week, I put down my spatula and headed to Las Bugambillas. Their moderately-priced, authentic Mexican cuisine did not disappoint.
I started with the Nopales Salad. You don't often see this cactus leaf-based dish on menus, so I was pleased to encounter it. Vaguely resembling a crunchier roasted pepper, these vinegar infused strips were unique and tasty. The shrimp, avocado, red onion, tomato and crumbled queso fresco made for a great combination.
I then progressed to the Tacos al Pastor. Las Bugambillas calls them a starter, but the generous portion which included a scoop of dressed, shredded lettuce topped with toothsome pickled vegetables was plenty for a main course, particularly when chasing the nopales. This trio of corn tortillas, generously stuffed with perfectly seasoned, slow-cooked pork, chopped white onions, fresh cilantro and pineapple was simply terrific.