Monday, July 15, 2013

Maine Monday: Zapoteca

We might be 3,000 miles away from the border of Mexico, but our northern city has some pretty good places to grab tacos. During the summer nothing beats sitting outside at El Rayo with a margarita and some chips and guacamole while the seagulls fly overhead and the mariachi music (or a live band) plays in the background.

On our way into town for Mexican the other night we noticed the thermometer still registered above 90º, even as the sun was going down. Not even an ice cold margarita could tempt us into sitting outside at El Rayo so we needed to come up with a backup plan. We wanted Mexican, but we certainly didn't want to feel like we were sitting in the blistering hot Mexican sun. 

Zapoteca is just a few blocks away from El Rayo, and it's a great place to go with friends for upscale Mexican and amazing cocktails. I never would have thought to bring the boys there, but it was getting late, we were all hungry, and we lucked out with a parking spot right in front. They're known for their extensive tequila selection and they also have some great Mexican sodas, which Big C&G ordered right away. Our waitress told us there isn't a kids menu but they'd happily cook up kid friendly quesadillas or tacos with their choice of ingredients. The guacamole was a bit different than the little C&Gs were used to, although that didn't seem to matter and it disappeared pretty quickly. 

Both little C&Gs loved our unintended fancy night out. They enjoyed trying someplace that they knew we'd gone to with grown ups only. Big C&G even bravely sampled some of Mr. C&Gs ceviche, and actually had more than one forkful. Best of all is they weren't dressed for a fancy dinner, so there were no avocado stains to clean out of their collared shirts, 

No comments:

Post a Comment