Wednesday, October 8, 2014

papito west - organic mexican

serious question: when you go eat mexican food,
how often is it at a sit-down restaurant?
for us, rarely. think about it: most mexican places
are quick counter orders -- chipotle, cafe rio,
taquerias, etc. it's one of our favorite foods,
but we rarely get to go out and have a
sit-down mexican meal. while that is part 
of what makes mexican food great (the
convenience + no wait), it's nice to mix it
up and have a different dining experience.

let's be honest, mexican food is AMAZING. 
you know a few weeks ago when i said if i
it would be italian? well i may have forgotten
to mention that it's a tie with mexican. i could 
never let this food go :) we both love it, (who
doesn't?) so we really loved this meal. papito has
taken mexican food and given it a refresh -- organic
ingredients, a well-designed modern restaurant space,
and the best flavors imaginable. it reminded me a little
bit of a recent feature in salt lake city, alamexo
i think i like this trend that mexican food is taking.
we love the location right in hayes valley 
and we loved every bite of this meal.

love the interior here ^^ 
this light, those wood beams, yes yes yes.

so many things on the menu were calling 
my name, it was hard to decide here!
however, i will say i did a great job picking :)

first great choice: horchata.

second: jicama salad. so refreshing with jicama, citrus,
butternut squash, cantaloupe, pomengranate...what a combo.

third: the homemade guacamole was for sure
a great choice, and an obvious one. so fresh!

and, those fajitas. so flavorful that my mouth is
watering for them again! they were sizzling + bueno.

^^ chase loved his super burrito 
with that perfect crisp tortilla!

and dulche de leche filled churros with 
chocolate dipping sauce. yes, you read right.

we happened upon this scene on our walk
home from dinner -- a little midnight festival
happening on the streets of SF! we were too
stuffed to eat anything else, but it was fun to
wander around. one of my favorite parts of
living in a city is walking to and from dinner...
and happening upon things like this!



  1. Mexican is the food type that I would never give up. I'm practically drooling over that guacamole right now. Ugh.

    1. i know -- your comment on the italian post made me realize my deep(er) love for mexican haha so i have you to thank for this meal inspiration!

  2. Im thinking we need to take a trip to SF just so we can try all of the delicious restaurants featured on your blog. YUUMMM

  3. My mouth is watering! That first picture with the guac - YUM!!

  4. We miss Mexican food and having it with you. Knowing you, you will find something like this in Sandton. Wow-it is so delicious looking!!! Great post!!

    1. dad told me it is just not the same there! we will track some down in joburg :)

  5. the only thing ALamexo is missing-dipping sauce with their churros! this looks so yum!

    1. right? and maybe the salted caramel filling...

  6. Wow all of those ingredients look so fresh and delicious! Much better than Del Taco haha...

  7. we love mexican food as well. it's our go to for sure! yummy yummy!!

  8. America is always at the top of the list of my travel destinations. If we talk about Mexico it is one of most beautiful place of that region. Bahia Magdalena Whale Watching is one of my memorable adventures that I had during my trip here we had great fun enjoyed wild life photography and sight seen of natural beauty. I am just planning a day’s acadia national park tours after completing this fabulous trip Soon plan my trip to America again, because I haven’t explore its all attractions yet.I must say you shared very delicious foody photos as well.


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