Chef Denys Bolaños and her mother had been making Tamales selling at farmers markets around the city for awhile with a dream to open their own restaurant. The family is from Mexico City and that is where many of their dishes originate. Last month their dream become a reality as they opened their first restaurant in the Kitsilano neighborhood.
I enjoyed tasting several of their dishes, some of these you may have not seen around this area in the past.
Here are the Guacamole and chips; Panuchitos a delicious Yucatan style dish of 2 tortillas sandwiched with beans, cochinita pibil, and cheese, and topped with pickled red onions; Pambazo (Mexican bun) with chorizo and potatoes, outstanding, similar to a torta but done up smaller as a bun; Tacos Suadero (Braised Beef) great flavours; Quesadillas Chicarron Prensado with chorizo, Frijoles con Cheese, Mexico City style which is different than the usual.
Tried a couple desserts including the Flan Napolitana, delicious flan with a slight saltiness from the caramel; and the Arroz con Leche, delicious rice pudding.
By: Richard Wolak