Always on the lookout for new places I recently walked by Antojeria (Mexican Dim Sum,Tapas,Street Treats)Popular, liked the menu consisting of Ceviches, Botanas(sides)Taco’s, Quesadillas,Chilaqillies,etc and put it on my list to try. Antojeria Popular has a very good lunch special that really caught my eye…a Ceviche or starter, a Seafood taco, a Meat(vegetarian options as well) taco and a Palatas( Mexican ice pop…generally tropical fruit flavors sometimes with chiles) for desert all for $14. With the dishes averaging $5.95 -$7.95, the lunch special is a great deal and a good way to try a variety of items from the menu.
I started with the Tamaulipas for my Tierra(Earth)taco, it was the size of a mini burger…tasty with a tiny hint of heat. Next up was my Mar(Sea)taco, the Guerro made up of tuna,habanero, and mango ,topped with Serrano mayo,and wrapped in jicama taco. It was great and pretty caliente! Then a rocks sized glass appeared filled with Tilapia,red onion,cucumber and more habanero hot peppers making up the Zihuatanejo ceviche that tasted right out of the sea fresh. I ended my meal with a delicious mouth-watering Passion Fruit ice pop. I just drank Agua de Nuevo York, however they have Mexican Sodas, Agua Frescas (fresh juices with water)Flavored hot Mexican chocolate(12+) , Beer, Wine and non-hard liquor cocktails they call Cocteles. In addition to the lunch specials they have a $40 Prix Fixe Dinner(for 2) and a Happy Hour from 3-7pm that offers 2-1 on some of their fine beverages. Specials aside, between the quailty, variery and pricing of the food Antojeria Popular is a great addition to the neighborhood.
Antojeria Popular is located at 50 Spring Street