First Look: The Village

If you are a Mexican food addict, The Village will be a dream come true for you.

This Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar is owned by Chef Brook Solomon, who is the master of the kitchen. It is tucked in between Oil Libya gas station and Book World, in front of Estifanos Church.

Occupying a restored heritage venue; this restaurant is positioned in the centre of the chaotic Meskal Square. Inside, the restaurant has kept it’s vintage aesthetic, with a little add of wooden tables, chairs and Erykah Badu’s music in the background to set the mood.

 

     

 

Few minutes after ordering our cocktails, the server came back with a bowl full of tortilla chips and salsa. The salsa is mild with fresh Mexican flavours bursting out while the corn tortillas are earthy and crunch. Since it was complementary and we couldn’t stop munching, we got 2 more rounds of the chips and salsa.

Their menu consists of tacos, burritos, bowls and quesadillas with any choice of protein. Their nachos are loaded with grilled chicken, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeno, cheese and olives. Exactly the way it should be.

 

     

 

The tacos (60 birr each) which they recommend to order 3, comes with choice of steak, chicken, fish or carnitas. They also have beans and veggies for vegans.

The burritos are bundle of deliciousness packed with your favourite fillings, while the bowl is suitable for those not familiar with the Mexican gursha.

 

     

 

Their cocktails are classic Mexican favorites, including mojitos and margaritas, with a generous amount of liquor in them.

To end on a sweet note, you can order churros, which are fresh-to-order or Brook’s famous cheesecake and a giant chocolate chip cookie.