Last night, I finally got to try Hugo’s, and it was a meal to remember. I wanted to start the meal off with something more on the adventurous side while still getting the authenticness that Hugo’s has to offer. So there was only one choice, chapulines.
Chapulines is an authentic Mexican dish which mainly features grasshoppers.
The dish comes with blue corn tortillas, guacamole, and chipotle tomatillo salsa. When this plate was first placed in front of me, I was a little hesitant even to begin putting the grasshoppers into my tortilla.
The first bite was surprisingly not bad at all. Although the grasshoppers are supposed to be the star of the dish, for me, the guacamole was everything. If this dish did not have the guacamole, I would not have enjoyed it as much as I did. The grasshoppers themselves are an acquired taste. Since the grasshoppers are pan fried, they came with a distinct crunch in my mouth and combined with the guacamole and salsa made for a delightful, unusual combination of flavors.
But then I the bright idea to eat one of the grasshoppers by itself. I also happen to choose a particularly juicy one, all I have to say is that thank God I had the best margarita, I have ever had, to wash it that distinctly tangy taste down.
For my main dish, I decided to go with something I had a feeling I would love, Hugo’s Carne Brava.
Flank steak became a favorite of mine when I spent time in Argentina. But this flank steak was tastier and juicier than any flank steak I had in Argentina. It was packed full of spice and attitude. The rajas, the steak was topped with, had just the right amount of spicy and complimented the steak perfectly. This dish is also served with Mexican rice, refritos, guacamole, and tortillas on the side. This entire dish was heaven to my taste buds.
Everything about this meal was fantastic. I will be returning for more delicious food from Hugo’s.
Greedy Girl Rating: 9.5/10
Until the Next Meal,
Greedy Gut Girl