Sinigual, located right outside of Grand Central Station in the heart of Midtown East, is an amazing example of what Mexican cuisine is all about right here in Manhattan. I have had the pleasure of reviewing several different Mexican based restaurants on Manhattan Digest, and Sinigual ranks towards the top in more ways than one. I took a friend there earlier this week to experience it all and have quite a lot to report back on!
This particular location has been opened up since 2008, which is an accomplishment for any type of restaurant in Manhattan as I have seen many come and go in my time of food reviews. Sinigual reads as a very mature type of establishment, one that is definitely a must for any sort of celebration as the atmosphere itself is incredibly warm, inviting, fun and has quite the buzz to it from what I experienced a couple of days ago.
I particularly loved how spacious Sinigual really is. It is great for the after hours crowd, in particular the bar area which is situated right when you walk in but also is great for an intimate setting (in particular Valentine’s Day this week) for a party of two. The wait staff is incredibly accommodating, knowledgeable and made the experience that much more fun for me and my guest.
As previously discussed, the food itself is Mexican cuisine done perfectly right. Here is what I recommend the next time you head to Sinigual. Anytime I hear the word “tableside”, I get instantly excited as I love watching food & drink being prepared super fresh. The first type of food that comes to find for this, especially in a setting like this, is Guacamole de Molcajette. Flavor is the name of the game for this, as it comes packed with serrano chiles, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and fresh lime. Simply delicious!
For those of you who are watching the calories but still want to have something delicious and filling, their Tableside Grilled Fajitas Salad is the best option for you. Just look at how awesome it is above? You get all of this- romaine, sautéed pasilla chiles, onions, roasted fresh corn, fresh avocado, cotija cheese, jack cheese and pineapple-mango salsa tossed tableside with raspberry-tamarind vinaigrette. Fresh and unbelievably delicious!
Speaking of fajitas, I naturally beelined for this scrumptious type of entree and was not let down. My version that I was craving had Mexican Shrimp, otherwise known as sautéed chile de arbol shrimp. Combine this with the warm tortillas and all the fajita type fixings, and you are set for a tasty entree indeed.
Overall, Sinigual did a great job on all fronts, from decor to food. I would highly recommend stopping there this week to see what all the fuss really is about! For more information, check out their official site.