And New York, and I think maybe Vegas? While Rosa Mexicano used to be the only spot in New York City for fresh guacamole and killer margaritas, it is now known more for being a high-end Mexican joint that has migrated west. Also, thankfully, a zillion Mexican restaurants are now operating at delicious capacity throughout the five boroughs. Which is why I stopped eating at Rosa Mexicano when I was still living in New York, on account of the less expensive neighborhood joint that was rocking the tacos.
I’m so stoked to have gone back and not only had an amazing meal, but a meal that was also totally safe for my sensitive gut parts. I always say how going for Mexican food is a swell idea for the gluten-free. Yet I was still pleasantly surprised at the gluten-free reception awaiting me as I joined a group of lovely ladies for a farewell dinner at the West Hollywood Rosa Mexicano. When I did my usual spiel of, “I’ve got this bullshit autoimmune situation and do the pork meatball enchiladas have gluten?” the adorable actor/waiter who was trying to lose his Irish accent (with limited success) ran to get me this:
Bacon and sushi-like tacos! How does it get any better than that? I shared these with a friend, but I know we both wanted it all to ourselves. SO GOOD. You guys, this was the biggest gluten-free menu I’ve ever seen. It was basically everything on the regular menu minus like, five items. Happy? Why yes I was.
Incidentally, before I head off to Paris and the land of endless pastry, I’m thrilled to be attending my sister-in-law’s wedding this weekend. It will be my second gluten-free wedding in the past few months, because she is awesome and also shares a love for the cuisine en Mexico. Thank you Amy, and here’s to an amazing wedding weekend filled with love, joy, and tacos.
Photos by Laurel Robinson-White