La Superior

Nothing gets me going quite like cheap tacos on a summer’s day at the beach. But cheap tacos on an unseasonably warm winter night with two charming co-workers, that ain’t so bad either.

La Superior is a little Mexican joint in Williamsburg, with cramped seating and killer margaritas. The food is unpretentious and relatively authentic. For the most part, dishes are served street style: in plastic cups or plates, with absolutely no frills.

This is my kind of place.

To start, we opted for Chips and Guac and Esquites: Mexican style street corn, off the cob, with chili powder, Cotija (Mexican cheese), mayo and lime.

The tortilla chips were obviously made fresh: super crunchy and perfectly salty. The Guacamole was a tad bland, but still did the trick.

The corn was super sweet, balanced perfectly with citrus, tangy cheese, and rich mayonnaise. It was served in a dixie cup with plastic spoons;

Mole is a good litmus test at a Mexican restaurant–the complex, multifaceted flavor can be oh-so-right or oh-so-wrong. I ordered one Pollo con Mole taco (Chicken with Mole), and one Camaron Al Chipotle taco (sauteed shrimp with chipotle sauce).

The Mole got high marks in my book–it had that round, semisweet, smokey flavor that I crave. My second taco, the shrimp, was darn tasty as well. The shrimp were perfectly cooked, barely beyond raw. I practically licked my plate clean.

My fellow diners ordered tacos as well: Cochinita Pibil (slow cooked pork in banana leaves) and Lengua (beef tongue).

By the time we were done, there wasn’t a single morsel left on the table. Our server even stopped at our table and asked if we wanted more tacos. We considered, but decided against it. We would wait until next time.