By on September 19, 2011

Place: The Bigger Place (FKA The Little Place)

Neighborhood: Tribeca, 61 Warren St. (corner of W. Broadway)

Mimosa Rating:

Inside The Bigger Place

The scoop: Our group of four came to The Bigger Place around 1:30 p.m., and we did not have to wait for a table. The restaurant is in a large square shape, and half of the place was filled. The tables are spread out enough so can enjoy your company without feeling crammed. The inside is very festive — the walls are covered with flags, beer ads and other typical decorations you may see at a Mexican restaurant. Large windows surround the restaurant providing good natural sunlight. Our waiter didn’t talk to us much, but the food came on time and we didn’t feel rushed.

Jarritos

Bottoms up: The restaurant has all the Mexican beers that I love such as Pacificio, Modelo, Dos Equis, etc., but we decided to skip the alcoholic drinks.

Jarritos $2.50 / Traditional Mexican soda

My friends ordered the mandarin flavor, and it is a perfect thirst quencher that goes well with a heavy Mexican meal.

Chew on this:

Caliente Mexican

Caliente Mexican $10.25 / Tomato, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, jack cheese and homemade red salsa

This omelette was tasty and caliente (hot). The eggs were cooked well and all the items were perfectly spread to create a flavorful omelette. All omelettes are served with home fries and a buttermilk biscuit. The buttermilk biscuit was nice and soft, and the homemade strawberry butter added good flavor to the biscuit.

Guadalajara

Guadalajara $9.75 / Spicy chicken, guacamole and pepper jack cheese

I ordered this burrito because I wanted something spicy. I was disappointed as my dish lacked the spice. The chicken was juicy, but it wasn’t spicy at all. Also, the guacamole was on the mild side. I asked for hot sauce, and it came in a ketchup bottle so I am not sure what kind of hot sauce it actually was. Unfortunately, it wasn’t hot at all and it just tasted like sauce. The rice didn’t have much flavor, and I wish I had tabasco sauce to salvage it. I’m glad my meal came with an Oaxaca salad which consisted of beans, tomato, onions and corn. The salad provided a good balance between the heavy items on my plate.

Jari Chenglath Chilaquiles

Jari Chenglath Chilaquiles $9.75 / Fried tortilla chips, peppers, onions, one scrambled egg, sour cream, guacamole and Parmesan cheese

Two of my friends ordered this dish with chicken. This intricate dish is a good brunch item to order if you are craving eggs and still want to enjoy the Mexican food staples such as guacamole and tortilla chips. The green mole sauce added a great flavor to all items in the dish. This is my friend’s go-to-dish and she has been ordering this for the past two years.

The final bite: The pros of this restaurant are the inexpensive prices, large portions and comfortable atmosphere.  Definitely not the best Mexican food I’ve eaten, but the menu is pretty extensive. It’s worth a shot if you are looking for an inexpensive Mexican brunch in Tribeca.

Reviewed by: Victoria

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