The new Pan de Meurto
Between 9 of us we sampled a range of dishes, and most were pleased. The vegetarian stack was considered a little unexciting, and the chile nogada was interesting (chiles, meat, cheese, walnut, apple, pomegranate) but not the size of a main.
However the taco de pato (duck tacos) hit the mark nicely, as did the chimichanga’s (pictured), the burrito, a variety of tortillas, the mexican beers and the margaritas.
Only three stayers managed dessert and were tempted into the pomegranate brulle with biscotti (good flavour and presentation, although the bottom was becoming a little liquid – possibly a factor of the current heatwave), and one of the interesting selection of house-made ice creams on offer (banana and kahlua with pistachios with real banana – hallelujah! – and pleasing crunch contrast from the nuts). The churros with various sauce options (goat cheese caramel, cinnamon caramel or chocolate) were eyed for another time.
I think hollow-legged teenagers would be satisfied here still (nachos and burritos etc being substantial sizes), whilst those with smaller appetites may now be able to fit a couple of courses. Nice.
The service was fairly stretched, but PdM is the kind of place that a little time seems to pass easily enough. And there’s both a bar area and characterful smokers lounge up front for those so inclined.