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Which restaurant would you go to for lunch in the 5th Ave area?????

 

Love mexican food,seafood...heck,any food:p

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I'm going to cheat, just because I can. Traditional mayan food-terrific food, Yaxche. No fine dining, good food, lots of fun, second floor overlooking Fifth Avenue, La Parilla.

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Ok,Im confused.........are you giving me names of 2 places???:confused:

 

Which is the no fine dining,fun place??

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Yep, two restaurants, two different experiences. Yaxhe, just off Fifth ave. Fantastic traditional regional Mayan dishes, nice atmosphere. La Parilla, right on Fifth Avenue, food is not quite as good but is still very good. Go up to the second floor, get a table overlooking Fifth Avenue and watch the people go by as you have a cervasa/food. Look at their reviews, websites, you decide. I'm lucky, we do both during a trip to the area.

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I second la Parilla. (av5 near av8) they were doing a bit of remodeling a few weeks ago. We sat on the bottom level street side near the bar. Perfect for people watching. Food was quite excellent and very reasonable.

 

the Q's recommendations: Garlic Shrimp Appetizer and anything Pibil. (like Chicken Pibil)

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It's a traditional Yucatan dish. The meat normally pork or chicken is covered with anchiote paste and marianated in some citrus juice, either lime or orange. Anchiote I think is a dried pepper paste that give the meat a distinctive dark re/orangish color. It is wrapped in banana leaves with onion and slow cooked. The meat falls apart, it's so tender. Served with tortillas and toppings like fresh pico, it's outstanding.

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hmmmmmmmm.that sounds pretty good........I just might have to try it..

 

Thanks..

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basically it's yucatecan BBQ. :)

 

achiote is a spice, comes from a seed. It's really flavorful but not spicy hot like most peppers.

 

over the years, we've found anything that's cooked in a banana leaf is yummy.

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Thanks you two for your help..............Im gonna copy this and take it with me..

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