Hecho en Dumbo: NYC: Greenwich Village

Having paid $1 for a 30% off coupon from Blackboard Eats to this place whose menu I'd long since drooled over, I penciled it in for brunch with Jenn before my UCBT class in Chelsea.  And yes, Hecho en Dumbo  was originally located in Dumbo, and yes the name and logo are taken from Hecho en Mexico, and yes, it seems that plenty of irony abounds.

Anyhow, the discount could be applied to the brunch, lunch or late night menu (anything but dinner, in other words), so we did brunch.  Our little complimentary brunchy appetizer:
3 little flaky pastry things with butter and jam

So these things were lame and not really conducive of butter and/or jam spreading (well maybe the jam was spreadable, but the butter wasn't soft enough for that).  I know I'm one of the few people in the world who don't really care much for flaky pastries, but these were, like, crisp thingies instead of soft, fresh, warm breadstuffs.

Everything on the menus at this place is kind of expensive, but I was expecting excellent food.  Neither Jenn nor I were actually all that hungry, so we only ordered two dishes, plus her bloody mary, which was $10 for probably 6 oz of liquid inside her tall, ice-filled glass.  It was good but overpriced in that way that just gets insulting.

Torta de Cochinita Pibil - $9
The description of this dish on the menu: "Berkshire Pork with Yucatan spices steamed in Banana Leaf over freshly-squeezed Sour Orange Juice with Avocado, Mayonnaise, Black Bean Purée and pickled Red Onion served with house-baked Bolilo Bread"

This sandwich was very tasty but a bit small for its placement on the "Mas Sustancioso" portion of the menu, though it certainly was mas sustancioso than this $11 taco plate:

Tacos de Carnitas de Atun
Menu: "Flash-fried Tuna Steak set in a creamy Guacamole Salsa and garnished with crisp fried leaks...An order of three Tacos served on house-made Yellow Corn Tortillas with fresh House Salsas"

There are a few normal sizes for tacos, and these were none of those.  These should've, in my book, been called mini tacos.  They didn't even do the 2 corn tortilla per taco thing :[  They were delicious, but for 11 bucks I want more food.

The salsas that came with were proportionately small.
At least I had those five little cart wheel puff things from my sandwich plate to dip in these.

Well that's what I get for eating in Yuppieville.

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