Photos: Paxia, the subject of this week's review
Mark Manger

Photos: Paxia, the subject of this week's review

Though I love Los Carboncitos, which is owned by brothers Cesar, Roberto and Ignacio Leon, I wasn't thrilled with Paxia, the restaurant they opened last year in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Although the atmosphere is very peaceful, as I discovered when I ate there for this week's review, the food can be very, very dry.

That said, Paxia has a nice patio and good margaritas, which still makes it a tempting destination on a saunny day -- especially because Los Carboncitos has no outdoor seating and no liquor license. Here, to go with my review, is a side of photos:

Enchiladas mineras, one of the many enchilada dishes on the menu.
Enchiladas mineras, one of the many enchilada dishes on the menu.
Mark Manger
Camarones al mojo de ajo: garlic shrimp.
Camarones al mojo de ajo: garlic shrimp.
Mark Manger
Quesadillas stuffed with chicken.
Quesadillas stuffed with chicken.
Mark Manger
Tostada de tinga with chipotle-marinated beef and queso fresco.
Tostada de tinga with chipotle-marinated beef and queso fresco.
Mark Manger

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