5 BURRO CAFE, 7205 Austin St., Forest Hills, NY
When you walk into this small store-front Mexican cafe for the first time you are not generally expecting much, but you are immediately treated like family, no matter who you are. You are comfortably seated and the homemade guacamole is suggested. As I sat there nibbling on crispy chips, homemade guacamole and salsa, with a pitcher of frozen Margaritas at my hand I thought, I stay here all night!
However, while I could still read the menu I discovered a wealth of authentic Mexican dishes and, suddenly, I wanted to try them all. They start with a selection of salads. Everything from a simple Mexican Salad with Fresh Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro and Lime at $8.00 and let you enhance them with fish, chicken, grilled veggies, beef, salmon and even lobster at $18.00. Not too bad. The Quesadilla menu works the same way, from $6.00 for the basic quesadilla to $16.00 for the lobster. I was beginning to get used to this idea! Same for the Nachos, and even the Fajitas (with the lobster at $22.00 being the most expensive dish on the menu). All the Fajitas were full dinners, served with rice, beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and choice of flour or corn tortillas. Then of course there were the standard combination platters, about 12 different kinds.
Needless to say, the Lobster Fajitas were excellent, tender and buttery, cooked perfectly. We also chose the Enchiladas Del Norte, chicken topped with Mole Sauce and melted cheese. I am a big fan of Mole Sauce, and they did not disappoint. Unfortunately, after the rest of the pitcher of Margaritas, I had no room for dessert. So I handed over the keys and enjoyed the ride home, promising to be back soon.