Guapo Cocina Mexicana, a new restaurant by the owners of Zuppa in Yonkers, opened recently at 10 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, serving table-side guacamole, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and molotes, corn dough which is filled and fried. Specialties are Mexican sandwiches, known as tortas and cemitas, with such fillings as spicy pork and pineapple, breaded chicken, chorizo and chicken tinga.
Chef Milton Calle, left, and Guapo owners, Nando Paterra, center, Edi Dedi, right, at their Mexican restaurant Guapo in Yonkers. (Carucha L. Meuse / The Journal News )
The restaurant has an earthy and welcoming feel, with terra-cotta floors, exposed brick, and sand colored walls. There are also a few twists on the classics, including a popular pomegranate guacamole and fried corn empanadas filled with potatoes and spicy chorizo.
Guapo recently began serving Mexican brunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The $15 price includes an appetizer, entree choices such as chilquilas, and a glass of complimentary Mimosa or Sangria. Guapo means handsome in Spanish.
The 411 on Guapo Cocina Mexicana: 10 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-920-5900, facebook.com/GuapoCocinaMexicana Guapo is open noon until 11:00 p.m. daily and brunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekends.
-- Megan McCaffrey