Molcajete Mixto

Rick Nichols takes a look at Molcajete Mixto at 8th and Christian, and finds a place he’s rooting for but wishes it weren’t so afraid of its own Mexican roots.

But there remains a mixto-ed-up quality to the fare, billed as “Latin-influenced international cuisine.” I don’t know if it’s an abundance of caution or what, but aside from a nicely-seasoned camarones al ajillo (shrimp with garlic sauce) and chocolate-based mole sauce on the chicken enchiladas, any spicing is sometimes AWOL: In the quesadillas de huitlachoche, empanada pockets stuffed with corn mushroom – and a few other samplings – the flavor was too faint to detect.

Stepping up at Molcajete [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Molcajete Mixto [Official Site]