Amuleto Mexican Table opened for dinner last night, and the new Moody Street restaurant is planning a grand opening celebration for September 15, Mexican Independence Day, general manager Rogerio Padilla said.
For now, Amuleto is serving its modern Mexican fare during dinner hours only, but lunch and brunch are in the future. The entire menu is designed to be gluten-free, and several options can be made vegan, too.
The cuisine spans regions of Mexico. Taco plates include de Jamaica, a version with hibiscus flowers, serrano peppers, and cotija cheese; as well as al pastor, chicharron, de pescado, and other options. Elsewhere on the menu, there is pulpo asado, char-grilled octopus with caramelized onions and chili pepper; corn masa empanadas; aguachile de callo, a ceviche with local scallops and serrano-cilantro pesto; pollo al mole poblano; and much more. See the full opening menu below.
The bar has a tequila and mezcal focus, as previously reported. You'll find more than a dozen specialty margaritas and cocktails, like the MezcaLoco, with mezcal, coconut cream, citrus, and ginger. One early guest recommends the house sangria in a review on an unofficial Facebook page.
For now, Amuleto is open for dinner every evening from 5 - 10 p.m., extending to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.