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Interior dining space with glass brick windows at Oro by Nixta

Oro By Nixta



$$$$Perfect For:VegansGluten-Free OptionsFirst/Early in the Game DatesDate Night


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The extraordinary heirloom masa is the backbone of Oro’s menu, with ground corn kernels doing the heavy work in everything from chips and tacos to tamales and pastries. Order the carnitas taco for perfectly crisped bits of pork paired with a creamy avocado salsa. Anything with mole is also a must, especially the duck enmoladas that get a slight bittersweet taste from dark chocolate in the sauce. The simple dining room is decorated with paintings by local Mexican American artists that match the vibrant hues of the corn, and don’t miss taking selfies with the bathroom’s museum-worthy swirling mural. Friends waiting back at the table won’t mind because they’ll be busy spooning bits of leftover mole into their mouth.

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