A studious approach delivered with a whole lotta corazón has helped earn this comfortably elegant restaurant favored status for locals and visitors alike. Warm bricks and cozy corners frame a glass-encased wine cellar. The menu taps into classics but offers some bold explorations that honor Laredo’s binational culinary heritage. We start with the ahi tuna poke folded into crispy tacos and a baby iceberg salad dense with bacon and blue cheese, dotted with toasted pumpkin seeds, and perfectly accompanied by a daring house curry dressing. Tenderloin medallions get a border-bound reinterpretation with a toothsome huitlacoche-and-tequila cream sauce that’s both earthy and lush and nicely draped over a roasted-corn-and-mushroom risotto. Equally decadent is the Seared Ibérico Pork “Pluma,” glistening with a guajillo-chile honey sauce and served atop pillowlike gnocchi layered with arugula, roasted peppers, and a bright cilantro pecan pesto.
Cuisine: New American