Earlier this week I wrote about a cupcake class I took at Butter Lane in New York City as part of a bachelorette party. Part two of that evening was dinner at Mercadito in the Lower East Side.
When we walked in, the host walked us to the back of the restaurant which had a stairwell leading down to another room.
We were seated at a long table right at the bottom of the stairs.
I don't think anyone ordered these, but all of a sudden a flock of waiters appeared and dropped trios of guacamole down the table. I think we had three platters spread throughout the group.
The guacamole trio includes: traditional, mango and apple. All three variations were delicious! I've had mango salsa before, but never mango guacamole. It was very tasty. The apple variety was definitely my favorite. The apple added a nice crunch and the fresh flavor went well with the avocado.
The shrimp and avocado tacos were the most popular choice, though many of the girls griped that the tacos were so spicy that they couldn't really enjoy them.
Though I had a blast with the girls at dinner, I don't think I'd eat at Mercadito again. Do you have a favorite Mexican place in New York City? I'm headed back to the city in June and would love your recommendations!