We didn’t know what to expect at Crema Restaurant Crema Restaurant, a place we’ve walked past so many times, but never entered. It was pretty empty, as many places seem to be these days. So we were very pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. We got great Mexican flavors without much grease, and everything was plated beautifully.

Lon chose to do the brunch special. For $19, you get an entree, a side, and a mimosa (Lon asked for orange juice.)

Chilaquiles Verdes y Rojos con Huevos Poche
“Baked Tortilla Casserole with shredded chicken breast, flavored with green and red salsa, Chihuahua cheese, crema, red onions, and fresh cilantro; topped with poached eggs”

Lon requested scrambled eggs instead of poached (which he never eats) and the result was delicious. The layering of flavors and textures here was really wonderful, a little crunch from tortilla, melty gooey cheese, tender chicken, soft eggs…yum. It was such a huge amount too.

Chilequiles

The side of beef breakfast sausages was fantastic, a little bit spicy and packed with flavor, with that kind of skin that pops a little when you bite.

sausage

Peter had the brunch special as well.

Burrito de Mole Poblano
“Flour tortilla with shredded chicken, Chihuahua cheese, beans, chipotle potatoes, corn and mole sauce”

We loved the cut-up burrito, which makes it so much easier to eat. The mole was a little spicy, a little sweet, and each bite was very tender.

Mole Burrito


Peter chose the red rice as a side
, pretty standard.

side of rice


I chose to go a la carte, and had a decent coffee to start .

Chile Relleno de Papa con Chorizo y Huevo
Poblano pepper filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo and potatoes,chihuahua cheese and cilantro

Presented as an open-faced chile relleno, sitting on a flaky fried tortilla, it was really one of the most beautifully presented brunch dishes I’ve seen. Poblanos and chorizo are favorites of mine, and the refreshing green salsa just takes it over the top. (We asked to take the rest of the salsa home.)

Chile Relleno

The three of us thoroughly enjoyed brunch and the prices are great. I hope this restaurant doesn’t end up closing in this terrible economy.
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