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!
Mojave - 22-36 31st Street Astoria NY 11105
N/Q Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)