Temerario, Chelsea, NYC

Temerario, Chelsea, NYC

I returned for brunch at Temerario, a wonderful Mexican place on Eighth Avenue as I was meeting some friends who were off to the Joyce (almost across the street) for a dance performance.

I ordered and highly recommend their smoky jalapeño margarita made with chile morita infused tequila, Cointreau, agave and lime and orange juices. It’s bottomless for 1 1/2 hours for $20 when you have an entree, $10 otherwise.

To start, we shared their unusual queso fresco and seed topped Guacamole Rojo ($12) with tomato and roasted chipotle peppers served along with fresh tortilla chips. Laughing as for me once was enough, we skipping the optional addition of grasshoppers ($3).

With Huevos rancheros my fav Mexican brunch item, I ordered that. Temerario’s amazingly light version of a corn tortilla topped with black beans, chilitomate salsa, avocado and queso fresco ($14) didn’t disappoint.

I also shared the fried swordfish tacos with salsa roja, hibiscus slaw and a spicy chipotle aioli ($14 for three). And we finished by sharing a Tres Leches ($9) sponge cake with mascarpone cream garnished with diced pineapple.

On the way out walking past the folks at the table next to us, I mentioned how good the sweet potato fries looked ($6), and offered me one. I couldn’t refuse. I’ll be sure to order them and their accompanying a truffle jalapeño salsa the next time I go.

And I will return, as the food at Temerario is worth the trip.

198 8th Avenue at 20th Street
(212) 645-2100
Temerario Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

By |2018-05-22T12:12:55+00:00June 15th, 2018|NYC Restaurant Reviews|0 Comments

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