Best Mexican Restaurant - 2013
If you're a devotee of Las Teresitas, you've probably recruited friends to follow in the cult of its taco, a task that's not easily accomplished by simply viewing the restaurant's exterior. But however underwhelmed you are by Las Teresitas' surroundings, that's how overwhelmed you'll be by its salsa bar once you're inside. It's stocked with an addictive avocado-cilantro salsa, mild pico de gallo, decorative cut radishes, a uniquely smoky and seedy hot sauce, and escabeche, which is like the Mexican equivalent of giardiniera. Load a plate up with as many spoonfuls of sauce and crunchy bits as you like to help dress up your mole chicken enchiladas, green beef and potato burritos (it's actually the salsa that's green and not the beef itself), generous bowls of menudo, soft and savory tamales, and simple cilantro-and-onion-topped tacos filled with everything from brisket to tongue. Oh, and the chilaquiles at breakfast are the very definition of comfort food.