Restaurateur Don Emilio, previously host at Sunset Grille in White Plains and formerly owner of Don Emilio’s in Larchmont and Stamford, CT, has opened this authentic Mexican 60-seat eatery in the space of Lyla’s Café. Two chefs man the kitchen: Jose Gonzalez, formerly of Don Emilio’s in Larchmont, and Jose Ramirez, last a sous chef at Sunset Grille. Dinner entrées include broiled salmon steak in a mango sauce, skewered char-broiled filet mignon, Veracruz-style baked snapper, and enchiladas Poblanas. Lunch and dinner Tues to Sun, brunch ($14.95) on Sat and Sun. Reservations suggested.
Chef Jose Ramirez uses a recipe from his hometown Atlixco in Puebla, Mexico, to make this velvety guacamole, using a stone mortar and pestle to pound the fruit and fresh jalapeños, onions, a little cilantro, and some fresh lime juice to dress it all up. And whether you prefer it mild, medium, or hot, owner Don Emilio suggests a thirst-quenching Margarita to go with it.