For many people, the enchilada is simply a flavorful dish made with bits of meat or fish wrapped in tortillas. In reality, the enchilada is a historic meal that has evolved tremendously from its originally meaning; "chili filled." Today, top Mexican restaurants in NYC like Papatzul offer their patrons a unique take on this popular dish.
Today enchiladas are more than just tortillas stuffed with meat, cheese, pork, shrimp, beef, or chicken drizzled in red sauce. Papatzul does their unique take on the famous dish, serving enchilada de mar with scallops, shrimp and swordfish covered in a creamy quajillo (chili pepper) salsa. Diners at this NYC Mexican restaurant can also choose from the beloved chicken enchilada served with salsa Roja and melted Chihuahua cheese or the unique enchiladas de pato al mole almendrado, made with slow roasted duck in a rich almond mole sauce.
Always offering a variety of traditional Mexican dishes, the NYC restaurant also serves an enchilada de huitlacoche y elote made with huitlacoche (Mexican truffle), corn, and poblano (mild chili pepper) enchiladas with a creamy tomatillo sauce.
It is an undeniable fact that enchiladas are one of the most popular Mexican dishes, easily found throughout the streets of Mexico. Holding to what Mexican food is known for – spice, flavor, and color – enchiladas are no exception.
Take a trip into the authenticity of Mexican food and savor one of Mexico's most famous dishes at NYC Mexican restaurant Papatzul.