You think you can find everything in New York City. Well, there is one thing that is near impossible – great Mexican food.
Implanted residents from Texas can easily spot what has true Tex Mex grit versus what is a sorry pass of nothing more than a soggy taco. Oxido is helping break that notion and making The Big Apple take a bite out of Taco Bell syndrome.
The Manhattan chain Oxido just opened doors in Times Square (1450 Broadway at West 41st Street). The newest location is doing what it knows best, which is making hearty burritos with a fusion twist. While it is not quite like home to those from southern border states, it is pretty dang close and brings about waves of admiration.
The modern day approach is refreshing. Certainly there are some toppings that you would never find south of the King Ranch, but from the snake like river of San Antonio is born a spicy bite of delicious. The restaurant offers up tacos, quesadillas, and bowls. But the best offering is the burrito.
Choose from their signature Chicken Poblano marinated with Ancho peppers; Grilled Garlic Steak, grilled to perfection with touches of smoked dried chiles, toasted spices, with just the right amount of garlic; Chile Lime Pork Carnitas infused with salt and lime, braised tender and shredded with Mexican Oregano and red chile; or an exciting vegetarian option such as the Red Chile Mushrooms, an earthy and robust meat alternative with hints of heat and fresh herbs.
Topping it off with their fresh homemade rice selections and bean mixes make the dish even better. Toppings include Comino Rice, basmati grain with toasted cumin spice; Charro Pinto Beans, Teja’s-style cowboy pinto beans with smoked bacon, peppers, tomatoes, and toasted spices; or Sweet Corn Relish, a refreshing garnish with savory Cojita Mexican cheese.
And, the best part is El Jefe’s sauces. There are several variations. You will not regret dipping into them all to spice up your plate and your life.
Óxido was started by three seasoned professionals: Jesse Perez, aka El Jefe, a James Beard recognized chef and owner of Arcade restaurant in San Antonio, Texas; Daihwan Choi who revolutionized the yogurt shop concept by bringing the first Pinkberry to New York; and; and Shmilly Gruenstein, an entrepreneur and avid foodie who has been involved in funding and serving as an advisor on a number of public and private companies. The combination of their skills is revolutionizing fast food and on the run meals, especially for busy workers and tourists in Times Square.
The friendly atmosphere matched by a fantastic array of hot sauces and spicy music is a perfect mix. The food is great and the smiles are wide. Be sure to stop by today and get your burrito love on.
For more information on all locations please visit www.oxido.nychttp://www.oxido.nyc.