Downscale Mexican is so last century, ladies and gentlemen. And the upscale Mexican trend continues unabated this week with the opening of Sabrosa (3200 Fillmore Street at Greenwich) in the former City Tavern space in the Marina. It's a project from the guys behind the nearby Brixton and a former Nopalito chef, and the menu leans toward the fancier side of things.
Think calamari tacos, dressed up ceviches, and confit pork short ribs with Veracruzan Xico mole. See the whole menu here. While things may not be quite as expensive or haute as at the recently opened La Urbana, Divisadero's first upscale Mexican joint, things are still pricier than some people are accustomed to in the Mexican direction. That is if those people have never heard about Mamacita, Nopalito, Comal, or the rest who have followed this trend. (Also, as we reported yesterday, the owners of Hi Tops are about to bring the first upscale Mexican spot to the Castro next year.)
As Urban Daddy shows us, there's an illuminated onyx bar top, and some creative cocktails being served on it by bar consultant Matt Stanton, like the Night Creatures (mezcal, rye, Averna, Benedictine and orange bitters) and an Old Fashioned made with añejo tequila and chile honey.
They'll be open seven nights a week for now for dinner and drinks, with plans to open for brunch in a few months.