I’m embarrassed that it’s taken me this long to go to Sitka & Spruce let alone the Melrose Market, but I finally did and I can’t wait to go back. What an incredible space! I had no idea Monday nights at Sitka & Spruce are taco night but it sounded great and oh was it:) On Monday nights, one of the S & S employees, Alvaro Candela-Najera, takes over the kitchen and makes the most amazing traditional Mexican food inspired by his hometown and travels through Mexico.
We started with the Avocado with Totopos – smashed in a mortar with serranos, onion, lime and cilantro. The chips are made fresh in house and couldn’t have been more tasty. It’s also served with four healthy servings of fresh Mexican cheese…holy cow…I could eat a lot of that and it was the perfect compliment to the guacamole. For my entrée I chose the Suadero Tacos – 3 corn tortillas filled with long-cooked milk-braised beef brisket. Whoa…those were good! Topped with some pickled radishes, cilantro and onions, these tacos were perfect in everyday and I would definitely order them again.
Now I’m dying to go back for brunch, lunch and dinner! Do yourself a favor and go to Monday night taco night at Sitka & Spruce.