Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mojave Brunch - Bring on the Color, Bring on the Spice

As part of our planning session for the soon-coming Queens Swap at The Queens Kickshaw, Meg and I decided to brunch at Mojave.  One of our favorite South-of-the-border eateries, Mojave never disappoints in terms of inventive food options and more importantly, the flavor in their food is always there.

Although Meg recalled having brunch here before, I was completely new to it.  We both ended up choosing Southwestern brunch dishes including Meg's Huevos Rancheros and my Mojave Benedict.

Mojave Benedict - Because I love classic Eggs Benedict, I was eager to try this version with avocadoes, tomatoes and Mojave's own version of hollandaise (with avocado).  When the dish arrived, I was suprised to see the ratio of homestyle potatoes to the eggs.  More than half the plate constituted of the potatoes, which were yummy but the quantity was unbalanced.  The eggs on the other hand were wonderful - as tender and runny as I like, and the avocado hollandaise had a nice spice to it.  Enjoying the crunchy English muffins that the eggs rested on, they were the perfect vehicle to carry all that eggy, gooey goodness.  Instead of the potatoes, it would be worth asking if they'd serve this with a mixed salad next time.

Huevos Rancheros - I got a bite of Meg's huevos rancheros and they were lovely.  As you can see, the presentation was gorgeously colorful.  I enjoyed the earthy quality of the blue corn tortillas and the spicy beef & pork chili that was found on the exterior.  Also topped with fresh tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole, the whole dish emanated with personality.  Meg seemed to agree, by her almost clean plate.

Service and Cost:

Our server was pretty diligent - almost to the point where we wanted him to lay off a little.  He was nice though and think he was just trying his best, but generally, I prefer more laid-back service.

Costs are very affordable, and for a 2 person brunch and a coffee, we paid a total of $25 with tax and tip.  Muy bien!

2.5 Mmmms

Mojave - 22-36 31st Street Astoria NY 11105


N/Q Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)



  1. oh wow. eggs benedict is my standard go to brunch meal and i love huevos rancheros too. i must try both.

  2. Enjoy Bianca - let me know what you think.

  3. I also love eggs I usually used quail eggs with flour deep fry and prepare it with spicy sauce...the only problem it is high in cholesterol.



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