|El Maguey y La Tuna: Taquitos al Guacamole|
El Maguey y La Tuna started as a favorite local Mexican spot in Williamsburg from 1992-2001. Then in 2003 they made the big move to Manhattan in 2003. At this point Leonides Cortez and his daughter re-opened as a co-owned venture and brought their rustic, homestyle Mexican joint to the people of the Lower East Side. Tonight, they invited me to get a taste of what they are all about.
I started the night off with a glass of Maria's White Wine Sangria and the Taquitos al Guacamole and Ground Beef Empanadas. As a girl, Maria's parents encouraged her to make her own spending money by learning to make empanadas and sell them in the park. This started not only her love of cooking, but also the entrepreneurial spirit that led to her becoming a partner in the business with her father.
|El Maguey y La Tuna: Ground Beef Empanada|
|El Maguey y La Tuna: Mole de 5 Chile|
|El Maguey y La Tuna: Chile Rellenos|
|El Maguey y La Tuna: Chilaquiles Verdes|
|El Maguey y La Tuna: Tacos de Pescado|
|El Maguey y La Tuna: Banana Pinata|
|El Maguey y La Tuna: Chocolate Mexican Cake|
*My meal was provided by the restaurant as part of a Press Dinner.