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May 20, 2006 08:44 PM

Momocho - Cleveland

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I wanted to thank the chowhounds who offered reccomendations for Mexican food in Cleveland. We ended up going with Momocho and the food was amazing!

The chef obviously knows his flavour combinations since the sweetness of corn and crabmeat in our chosen guacamole complimented the avacado perfectly. Our entrees, enchiladas and the achiote chicken chop, were equally great. The mole sauce (present in both) had a perfect balance of flavour and heat. Everything was fantastic.

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  1. thx for pioneering the new place and for reporting back!

    1. We love Momocho!

      the goat cheese guac is my fave of the bunch.

      I also LOVE the chili relleno.

      Glad you gave it a try and enjoyed it.

      1. I had a great experience at Momocho. I would recommend sitting downstairs where the atmostphere is better (weird carpeting and low ceilings upstairs). Guac was delicious!

        1. Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for reporting back!

          1. The food at Momocho is great, though I think it's just slightly overpriced. They're now doing a weekday Happy Hour between 5:00 and 6:30 (I think) with half-priced tacos ($8 instead of the $16 menu price), and cheap beers ($2).

            We sat upstairs during our visit a couple months ago; while the downstairs seemed to have a better overall atmosphere, the kitchen is upstairs and is open enough for viewing.

            The chef certainly seems comfortable pulling together non-traditional flavors, escpecially in the guacs. One complaint -- the tortillas (corn) didn't seem to be handmade and were a bit spongey and chewy.

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            1. re: justink

              yeah, i notice the prices are being bumped up in a lot of modern mex places. drag. still, MOMOCHO is great stuff. if you can time it early, like to maybe catch a marg/app during happy hour before you order dinner...that helps.