Autentica Mexican Cuisine (for brunch)

February 06, 2006

Autentica Mexican Cuisine (for brunch)

5507 NE 30th (at Killingsworth)
(503) 287-7555
get there via trimet
brunch Saturday and Sunday, 10-3

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We went back to check out the brunch. Yum! First of all, decent coffee and fresh orange juice. Oswaldo, the owner, brought us out molletes to try while we were mulling over the menu: soft bolillo rolls with refried beans and fresh housemade mexican cheese. We ended up ordering the huevos rancheros con jamon, frijoles y salsa, chilaquiles con salsa picante y bisteck, and sopes con chorizo con papas crema y queso. They also have a raft of other desayuno items and mariscos. Huevos rancheros (eggs ranchero style with ham, beans, and salsa) was pretty darn traditional, with a good ranchero sauce, eggs done right and thin grilled ham—though we would have loved some homemade tortillas to sop up the yummy sauce. Chilaquiles, fried tortillas in a spicy sauce, served with a little steak and refried beans, was also traditional, lovely, and the steak was small but buttery and good. The sopes, a hand made thick tortilla topped with chorizo, cheese, and lettuce, was exquisite.

The food is amazing. And the price: two entrees and an antojito, juice and a coffee for $22 before tip: also amazing.

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