You know those Cleveland restaurants that you’ve loved for so long you take them for granted and don’t sing their praises as much as you should? Momocho is one of those for me. It’s been on my favorites list for ages. And it occurred to me that I haven’t raved about it in awhile, so when I had dinner there the other night, I took all the pictures so I could fill you in.
Momocho has one of my favorite patios in town. It’s quiet and comfortable and you would never know you’re sitting right along Fulton Road. When I was there this week, we dined al fresco and started our meal with margaritas and guacamole.
I had my go-to spicy mango margarita with chile lime salt. A perfect mix of spicy and sweet! We also shared the guacamole with goat cheese, tomato, and chile poblano. Momocho’s guacamole is magic, I tell you. If it’s your first visit, I highly recommend the sampler so you can try three different varieties.
For my entree, I ordered the scallops with poblano creamed corn and a cauliflower-hominy frita.
This was a departure from my usual order of duck confit taquitos and it was a worthwhile change. The scallops were perfect, the creamed corn had a nice heat, and the frita is an effective way to get me to eat vegetables.
My dining companions enjoyed the roasted beats and spinach taquitos and what I call the homemade “Boston Market side dish” meal with rice, beans, sofrito green beans, and smoked gouda tamale dumplings.
Everything was flavorful and delicious! Momocho has been on my favorites list for a long time and will definitely be staying there!
What restaurant(s) are on your favorites list?