Distrito is one of the restaurants I’ve always wanted to go to, but never attempted to go…until I heard they were starting weekend brunch. The atmosphere was comfy and full of pinata-ish colors (green, white, blue, (primarily pink). I sat right next to the bar on one of the long wraparound wicker “benches”.
I started the morning off with some horchata, something I’ve been wanting to try for for a while now. Definitely enjoyed it. It was just sweet enough and nothing too strong that I had to chase with a water afterwards. Not that I have tasted previous horchatas to compare to though… I also got to try some of the Ojo Rojo, a drink consisting of coffee, mexican hot chocolate, patron xo, whipped cream, and caramel. THAT was pretty damn good.
We ordered Nachos Ignacio as our appetizer. My main entree was the huevos rancheros. Around the table the following was ordered:
enchiladas de pollo
steak & (scrambled) eggs
I really enjoyed my huevos rancheros. They’re definitely some of the best I’ve had…soooo tasty! I got to try a little bit of everything at the table and they were all great. The one that really stuck out besides my huevos were the torrijas. The torrijas is a tres leches french toast. I’m a sucker for tres leches and the toast was delicious and had a texture similar to a churro but a couple steps lower on the crispy scale (a good, not bad thing in my book). It almost made me wish I ordered it, though I rarely order the sweet things for breakfast.
For the last dessert course:
side of platano y crema
Distrito’s take on the sweet plaintain was interesting. It was served with a little bit of refried beans and some queso fresco. The plantain was sweet and mixed with the beans and cheese definitely made for an interesting flavor but it was good.
The Tres Leches cake was ridiculous. Could have been my favorite dish throughout the whole meal. The flavor was delicate and had that “just right” feeling to it. I could (and maybe would) eat SO much of this if I had the opportunity.
Definitely want to go back already…anyone wanna join?
Check out full brunch menu here
Tagged: breakfast, brunch, jose garces, mexican, philly, west philly
3945 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104