A: “Un Solo Sol.”
The menu reads like something you’d find at a buffet for the traveling caretakers of U.N. dignitaries.
They have taquitos, tamales, tabbouleh, saltado, bok choy soup, pozole, ghormeh sabzi, and cholay, as well as boba. 'Natch.
We tried the baked plantain that was stuffed with black beans and garnished with cream (that tasted like creme fraiche), sort of a vegetarian canoas. This was very interesting, as the black beans (which were a bit salty) blended well with the sweet caramelized flesh of the plantains.
The saltado we ordered with chicken breast was pretty good. And, really, truth be told I’m just a sucker anytime I can order a dish with stir-fried french fries.
Star of the night? The white sweet corn tamales. Good stuff, creamy smooth and not too sweet. Served nice and warm too.
Washed everything down with a banana date almond milkshake. No boba for me. Watching my figure for swimsuit season.
Un Solo Sol
1818 E 1st Street
(Down the block from the Mariachi Plaza)