The First Taste Of The New Brunch Service At “La Mezcaleria” On Commercial Dr.

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by Andrew Morrison | Last October we published a story entitled Awesome Eateries That Don’t Do Brunch Even Though They Really Should. Attached was a poll that asked readers to choose the one restaurant (out of seven) that they most wanted to see launch brunch service. The poll is still live, so should you want to have your say…

Which ONE of the following restaurants should serve brunch?

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As you can see, La Mezcaleria on Commercial Drive received the most votes (ahead of The Acorn, which will incidentally also plate a brunch service this summer), so they’re going ahead with their first proper brunch/lunch service starting next week, running Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Co-owner Ignacio Arrieta says the poll surprised him and his partners. “We hadn’t considered it before the poll came out, but we looked at it and decided to give it a try.”

Yesterday was their first taste test with friends and family in the closed restaurant. Since we had a hand in planting the seed, we were invited along. Every item we tried was superb, especially the salsa cascabel-topped chilaquiles and the tequila/citrus cured salmon eggs benedict with chimichurri hashbrowns. To drink, we sipped from micheladas, pina-avocado smoothies, and freshly squeezed OJ.

They might do a soft opening (the date of which is unknown to me), but starting June 23rd the new service will be open to the public for sure. Take a look…

  • Chilaquiles | La Mezcalaria Brunch
  • Brunch at la Mezcalaria
  • Huevos Benedictos with tequila cured salmon | Brunch at La Mezcalaria
  • Brunch at La Mezcalaria
  • Salsa Cascabel Chilaquiles at La Mezcalaria Brunch
  • Pan Frances - Brioche French Toast topped with bananas in an aged rum and agave salted caramel sauce with candied pecans, agave, chantilly + berries |  Mezcalaria Brunch
  • Pan Frances - Brioche French Toast
  • Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaza
  • Carajillo at La Mezcalaria Brunch
  • Fresh OJ & Pina-avocado smoothie | La Mezcalaria Brunch
  • Bar service | La Mezcalaria Brunch
  • La Mezcalaria Brunch
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  • Brunch at la Mezcalaria
  • Brunch at la Mezcalaria
  • Pan Frances - Brioche French Toast topped with bananas in an aged rum and agave salted caramel sauce  Mezcalaria Brunch
  • Brunch at la Mezcalaria
  • Morning light through skylights at La Mezcalaria
  • Brunch at la Mezcalaria
  • Huevos Rancheros  | La Mezcalaria Brunch
  • Sopa de Mariscos | La Mezcalaria Brunch
  • Brunch at la Mezcalaria
  • Mezcalaria Brunch

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