When we heard you opened a restaurant in KC we couldn't wait to try it out. Then we read the reviews. Uh oh. Let's just say they weren't very positive. We kept an open mind, determined to give you a chance.
From the moment we walked in the wrong door and were ushered up front to be seated, we found your staff to be friendly and attentive. Chris is really not praying the food will be ok. He's just waiting politely for me to make my selection.
My Mestizo margarita was appropriately tart without making me squint, the guacamole had a very pleasing earthy quality to it. Chunky but smooth and perfectly seasoned with cilantro. Some of the very best I have had anywhere.
Our dinner selections were very good. You don't find platanos on many menu's in KC. Their slight sweetness combined with the black beans and the very thin crisp outer layer melted in my mouth. The char on the skirt steak combined with the tomatillo sauce and sliced radish - authentic and delicous. The tamale del dia was a black bean with very thin salty plantain chips on top with a touch of queso fresco. Nice combination of textures and flavors.
We'll be back to Mestizo for sure. Aaron Sanchez we knew you wouldn't let us down.