Mediterranean and Mexican Food — Together At Last!

Chef Constantine Kalandris is blending the two cuisines at just-opened PopoJito in Scarsdale.



Mezcal-lime chicken and beef barbacoa tacos

Photo courtesy of PopoJito

Open for just over a month, PopoJito has a lot going for it. It’s conveniently located less than a block from the Scarsdale Metro-North station, the space is stylish, and the food — a mix of Mediterranean and Mexican flavors — is casual and affordable. “The marriage of Mediterranean and Mexican came from something I do well,” says Chef Constantine Kalandris whose other restaurants 273 Kitchen in Harrison and 8 North Broadway in Nyack are solidly Mediterranean. The two cuisines are on-trend in that they share “a culture of great flavors, freshness, and organic ingredients,” he adds.

The restaurant is also entirely gluten-free with dishes like spicy melted eggplant with arbol chile, caramelized cauliflower tacos, and sizzling octopus, plus a selection of ceviche, salsas, and traditional Mexican tacos. “Scarsdale has been great,” says Kalandris. “There have been some lovely nods to the gluten-free aspect. I think, more than most towns, they want businesses to succeed.” 


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Marinated shrimp tacos


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The dayboat ceviche with serrano chili and lime is served in a crispy corn tortilla.


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Potato-filled flautas topped with spicy tomatillo salsa


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Colorful pickled farmers’ market vegetables aren’t just for show — customers can buy them to take home.


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Gluten-free churros taste just like the real thing, with a crispy exterior and slightly custardy center.

 

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