Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mojave's Veggie Goodness

Last week, I went to Mojave after a long break.  I always love visiting this Southwestern restaurant, because there's never a lack of something new and delicious to try.  This time around, I wasn't extremely hungry, as I had a huge lunch so I wanted to go with an easy, light appetizer for my main dish.  And since my lunch was pretty meat heavy, I chose from Mojave's plentiful veggie options, selecting the plantain empanadas.

Plantain Empanadas - As you can see from the above picture, this is a generously sized appetizer with five medium sized pastries.  Filled with a mashed plantain mixture that's spiced with Southwestern flavors of cilantro, garlic, lime and fiery tomatoes, it was the perfect way to start and end this meal.  The fried pastry shell was especially delicious and very crispy.  I liked that it didn't feel oily or soggy from the tomato salsa that further dressed this plate.  It's a perfect way to satisfy a modest craving or a great way to share an appetizer between a few people.  And at only $9 for this generous portion, I think it's a steal.

If you're looking for other vegetarian dishes, Mojave has great options including:

Butternut Squash Bisque
Grilled Corn on the Cob

Vegan Tempeh Wild & Tame Mushroom Tacos
Asparagus Smoked Tomato & Chevre Quesadilla
Artichokes Roasted Mushroom & Cheese Quesadilla
Blue Corn Crepas

Mojave - 22-36 31st Street Astoria NY 11105

N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)  


  1. The tempeh tacos are really nice. I'm normally not so hot on tempeh, but I *WANT* to like tempeh, so I try it periodically. They didn't disappoint! A Really large portion once you add in the rice and beans. I tried Mojave when they first open and was cold on it, but have totally changed my opinion on the place. A little pricey, but the food is good and the vegetarian options are thoughtful. Corn on the cob is great too!

  2. I love tempeh. I tried it for the first time a couple of months ago and was also very pleasantly surprised. Glad that they delivered on it at Mojave. Will have to try it.



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