La Comida

  1. La Comida tacos

Honest-to-goodness Mexican food can be hard to find. But Michael and Jenna Morton have set the bar high with La Comida. Recently opened downtown, the restaurant’s pink neon monkey on the side of the building previews a funky, vintage vibe inside. Head chef Pablo Ortiz hails from Mexico, so the cooking doesn’t get much more authentic than this. With trade secrets from his abuela’s kitchen, he features fresh ingredients for his pollo al horno, including mixiote chicken, Mexican squash and achiote sauce. Housed in former El Cortez laundry facility, the restaurant is enhanced by floor tiles and church pews reclaimed from Mexico, and ornate stained glass windows. Dia de los Muertos iconography adds to the ambiance.