Monday, June 14, 2010

Barrio Cafe has modern Mexican cuisine

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, Barrio Cafe has become a destination for unique Mexican cuisine. The chef calls on her Mexican heritage to prepare flavorful food. Zona Lorig and I worked on the Historymakers Gala Commemorative book in the morning and treated ourselves for lunch. Growing up near Tombstone, Zona remembered Pozole soup with broth, green onion, bay leaf, garlic, cumin, tender pork, and hominy topped with crunchy cabbage, radish slices and cilantro. Barrio Cafe serves it with fresh lime wedges.
I enjoyed the fresh mango, avocado, red pepper, tomato and shrimp salad topped with thinly sliced red onion, a delicate sauce and sesame seeds.

We checked out the new "Grafitti" art wall as Zona attempted to hitchhike with the red car. A work in progress, it is a colorful treatment to the parking area.