Lori, one of the
founders of the Mango Cafe, has opened her own
restaurant in El Centro. Same "nuevo Isla"
approach to cooking - and a lot of traditional dishes
served just a little better.
Had a couple of breakfasts - Chiliquitas
above - a baked tortilla caserole with red sauce
and queso fresco and topped with a fried egg and sour
cream. On my return trip, chili poblano, stuffed
with scrambled eggs, bacon, onions and cheese.
My dinner started with a mango cilantro
margarita and coconut shrimp. The entre - pan
seared sea bass with coconut rice and tamarind soy
ginger sauce. On the side, freshly baked jalapeno corn
The only stress at Lola Valenina is
figuring out what to order. The good news - no
matter what you choose, it is going to be great.