The 411 Over the years we have seen a more Latin inspired brunch theme with different restaurants. With what seems to be a slow but steady growth, Mexican and South American restaurants are popping up offering some really tasty food and introducing a tasty brunch option to their menus. When we heard that there was this little place in the village that was serving Mexican brunch we were excited to see what our taste buds would experience.
At 1st glance Chipolte and Jalapeno is a tiny little spot with two floors. The main dining area is in the basement while the second, smaller, seating area upstairs is connected to a small shop where you can but typical Mexican items like agave and sauces. We had the opportunity to communicate to the staff in Spanish which is fun, and while this is not the only way to communicate with them, it gave it a more authentic feel.
Food Most items are either $12.50 or $13.50 with many of the dishes having eggs in them as well tortilla, rice, avocado: the items you would expect from Mexican dishes. All main dishes include coffee with free refill, a fruit bowl and a fruit juice. The menu fits on 1 page and the breakdown is as follows:
We started off with a smoothie ($5) with choices ranging from: orange, banana, strawberry; orange and mango; mango, kiwi and coconut milk. You get a nice tropical offering for a fair price and a large sized glass. I went for the mango and orange which was tasty although I did feel it had some ice chunks in it which took away from my enjoyment.
Each of the dishes we ordered came with a fruit cup and juice. This day’s juice was apple and was a thicker, almost cider-like juice, which was a nice touch. The fruit bowl had a variety of fruit and a fruit coulis that was covered by a mango sauce which was a great idea since it was not overly sweet and was still natural, complimenting the dish.
The Mexicane ($12.50) is scrambled eggs, tomatoes, onions, corrinader with guacamole and beans. The scrambled eggs and tomato were on top of a whole wheat bread with the beans on the side and topped with cheese. I think this worked well for a morning dish which was a pleasant surprise. We also got a little guacamole bowl which we dipped our chips in, as well as bread and anything we wanted to have fun with on our plate.
The Ranchero ($12.50) was another vegetarian dish and the stand out dish from our selection. The huevos ranchero comes with two sunny side up eggs, a corn tortilla, a bean pureé on the side and chilaquiles. This dish may look simple but the taste is a home run. Everything comes together in this dish from the beans to the chunks of avocado to the chilaquiles. You cannot go wrong with this dish.
Lastly, the Burri-eggs ($12.50) is a wheat tortilla, filled with scrambled eggs, a side salad, and a choice ranging from: ham, chorizo, tomatoes, or spinach. The dish was quite filling with even a side of rice. The burrito was jam packed with those nice chunks of avocado and a guacamole bowl on the side as well for dipping.
Service was decent and our order was taken quickly and they helped with suggestions from the menu. We also liked the fact that we were able to communicate with them in Spanish.
There are some vegetarian options although more meat ones that those without. Fortunately, the vegetarian dishes we had were extremely tasty so you get a something that is a quality dish. .
I liked Chipoltle & Jalapeno. The price is great and you get a filling plate with free coffee, juice and a fruit bowl. If you think about it, you pay around $12 dollars and get your money’s worth along with trying out an ethnic brunch.
| 1481 Rue Amherst
Sat-Sun 10:30 – 14:00
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