The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Amazing posole (Orgasmic!), great service and overall good food.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
This weekend Dennis and I were craving Mexican and, if you haven’t noticed, there is a serious lack of good Mexican food in Marin. Before you raise your points of contention, let me remind you I said GOOD Mexican haha. Being half Mexican and from LA, I experience serious withdrawals. I heard good things about Green Chile Kitchen so I decided to give it a try. Side note, it’s not very clear online because it says they close for lunch at 3pm and open back up for dinner at 5pm, but they don’t actually close, they just serve a limited menu at that time, which basically includes most of their appetizers.
I loved the décor, simple but very much in theme. The wooden benches were accented by backrests made of Aztec-like patterned fabric. Two bushels of dried chilies hung above the bar and potted cacti adorned the tables. The menus are presented on clipboards that are hung on hooks near the hosts barrel-looking counter. Overall, this rustic vibe makes the restaurant feel cozy.
Tues – Thurs 11:30 am- 9 pm
Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm
Sat & Sun brunch 10 am – 3 pm
What we ate/drank:
- Margarita ($8)
- Guacamole ($8)
- Pozole ($6/cup)
- Green chile stew ($6/cup)
- Chile Relleno ($14)
- Carne adovada ($16)
Dennis ordered the carne adovada, which is slow roasted red chile pork. This was great, the meat melted in your mouth and the flavors were very rich. It is served with a jicama salad, your choice of beans and rice.