It’s been a long time since we were at Mezcaleria on Commercial Drive. So yesterday, just because we wanted to, the ever-loving and I went there for brunch. We got there about an hour after opening, and we were the only diners, which is a great shame because we really enjoyed ourselves.
The service was delightfully friendly, and the food was delicious. She had Huevos Rancheros, and I had the daily special which was Huevos al Abanil — eggs scrambled in an abanil salsa, served with fijoles, toast, and a wonderfully assertive jam made from tomate de arbol. Wow, it was delicious!
It was made even better by careful use of the taster tray of three different salsas — a mild salsa verde, a rich tomato salsa, and a yellow arbol salsa with a genuine kick. I usually find refried beans somewhat boring, but the selection of salsas made every bite different. Good stuff.
Mexican food often lacks texture, I find. But the Mez’s use of crispy grilled toast made up for the that and more.
Two not so good points: the music tended to be Spanish covers of English pop, not great and a bit too loud. And the coffee was dreadful.
However, those last matters did not spoil an otherwise excellent brunch. Very glad we went.