Astoria
Aug 28, 2012

Meg Hearts Mojave’s Back Patio

I’ll just come out and say it – I love Mojave’s backyard patio. I’m particularly fond of the fountain. Mojave is, of course, the Southwestern/Latin restaurant on 31st Street by (…)

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I’ll just come out and say it – I love Mojave’s backyard patio. I’m particularly fond of the fountain.

Mojave is, of course, the Southwestern/Latin restaurant on 31st Street by the Ditmars subway stop. I don’t know if you remember it, but before it was Mojave that space was home to a number of places that served unremarkable food – burgers, wings – and even before that it was home to Burger King (I think). Mojave is a welcome change.

So about the back patio – it’s quite spacious, and I always feel transported to some extent. It’s nice to sit back there with a cocktail and just chill out. I recently ordered the “Latin Passion” cocktail and thought it was excellent. Like, “I could drink 5 of these” excellent. Just delicious. And look how pretty it is.

 

It’s made with tequila, something called Liquor 43, lime and passionfruit juices. I asked for it “less sweet” and it was perfect. Mmm…

I’m also glad they’ve figured out their guacamole appetizer – it used to come in a fried flour tortilla bowl thing with sour cream and pico de gallo accompanying it. Now it comes in a blue corn chip bowl and it’s filled completely with guac. Nice.

I look forward to returning soon, especially while the weather is still pleasant.

Mojave, 22-36 31st St., Astoria, NY 11105; (718) 545-4100; mojaveny.com

P.S. Wow, loud music on that Mojave website!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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