El Maguey Y La Tuna continues to thrive in the Mexican food scene, catering fresh moles and authentic cuisine in its humble Lower East Side setting on East Houston Street. Appetizers consist of the delectable Flautas, where crispy rolled up tortilla shells are stuffed with chicken and served with pico de gallo and creamy guacamole.
Apart from the crunchy taquitos, the Pancita is a delicious spicy soup featuring tripe mixed with spices, red chili peppers and chopped onions. It’s perfect for the cold weather and is also known as the ultimate hangover remedy a.k.a. hangover soup.
This nutritious soup contains healing properties, so if you partied a little too hard last night and your head’s pounding like a drum, the Pancita soup will make you feel better. It goes well with a dash of lemon juice or lime.
The Chile Relleno, originally from the Mexican region of Puebla, is adorned with pumpkin seed mole sauce and filled with queso blanco cheese.
El Maguey Y La Tuna’s moles are a family recipe passed down through generations, so it’s as authentic as it gets. When the Adobo Sauce with Pork arrived, we were told that the pork came from Puebla as well, and it was mixed in chilli for that spicy dash.
Next up was the Chilaquilles Verdes with Scrambled Eggs, which was also offered on the brunch menu. The colors drew us in but the flavors kept us coming back for more. The sauteed sweet tomatoes and tortilla scraps sprinkled with cojita cheese were such a delight! It was simple but really, really delicious. The dish was served with rice and beans.
Apart from serving the authentic Mexican dishes, El Maguey Y La Tuna’s small, cozy interior will entice you with its festive lights and friendly staff. Don’t hesitate to stop by if you’re in the area!
EL MAGUEY Y LA TUNA
321 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA