This is contemporary interior Mexican food based on rarefied homestyle recipes, and the pricing goes way beyond your basic Tex-Mex. Tabs for the botanas, brunch items and cocktails seem well worth it .
Brunch is a good opportunity for first-timers to investigate Cuchara, not only because of the gentler pricing but because the room is particularly lovely by day, when light streams in through the two window walls topped by a clerestory, which brings the room’s height to a generous one-and-a-half stories.
Tacos crujientes de jamaica y queso at Cuchara, filled with creamy hisbicus-flavored cheese. Photo: Johnny Hanson