First Bite: Tequila Museo Mayahuel


 Last night I stopped by the just-opened (and very attractive) Tequila Museo Mayahuel, located across the street from Ella Dining Room & Bar at 12th and K Streets in downtown Sacramento. Tempted by tequila, I opted instead for a fresh draft Negro Modelo and tucked eagerly into a luscious bowl of crisp radish and cilantro-embellished pozole – a complimentary snack designed to kick-start the meal. This ever-changing nibble, called a “cortesìa del chef,” is offered nightly. The soup left a lingering fire on my tongue and was a terrific beginning to our dining experience. Standout menu items from the dinner included the Dobladitas de Camarón y Queso Manchego, earthy corn tortillas filled with shrimp, melted manchego cheese and sautéed onions, sprinkled with tangy pickled red onions; and the super-crispy Pescado Empacilantro, breaded and fried Tilapia fillets served with a creamy cilantro sauce.