It has the ambiance of a European bistro, serves contemporary and classic American dishes and has the best oyster bar you’ll find anywhere in Atlantic City.
So obviously, as you’d expect after reading that description, on Sunday evenings (after 3pm) The Metropolitan offers up a full-on Mexican Fiesta.
That’s right, The Metropolitan has gone hardcore Mexican with its latest Mexican Fiesta dinner, featuring a full course $24 Mexican meal highlighted by a Burrito Sousa Enchilada style that is roughly the size of a small Buick.
“We wanted to do something Summery,” says Jerry Urmson, assistant GM at Metro. “And so far it’s been very successful and is continuing to grow. I think people see the burrito come out and they just think they have to have one. It’s as big as your head. I look at it and I just think, Wow, now that’s a burrito!”
In fact, it’s so big, that The Metropolitan actually tops the burrito with a chicken empanada. Yes, at other restaurants, empanadas are a main course. At Metro, they garnish the main course with an empanada.
Hey. It’s a Fiesta.
Available in beef or pork, this burrito is a classic rendering of an often overly Americanized Mexican staple. Spicy, but not too hot, hearty but not too …. Well, OK, it’s a pretty full meal.
“Everything is authentic and made from scratch,” explains Chef Dakota Curran. “From the sauces to the spices and everything in between. Of course, we don’t ratchet up the heat unless specifically requested; we want a dish that appeals to everyone, so it’s not super-hot. But there is some kick to it, just enough to make you appreciate the authentic spices.”
“The secret is pretty simple, have the right person in your kitchen,” he says. “We have a chef named Isabel who has just the right touch. She’s very traditional, very old school in her approach.”
Of course, this authenticity runs through the whole Mexican Fiesta special. Here’s the full breakdown.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken | Roasted Corn | Peppers | Onions Vegetables | Tortilla Strips
Grilled Bread Salad
Heirloom Tomatoes | Hot and Mild Peppadew Peppers
Sliced Red Onion | Baby Arugula
Grilled Pita | Green Onion Vinaigrette
Burrito Suizo, Enchilada Style (choice of beef or pork)
Chicken Empanada | Refried Beans Spanish Rice | Grilled Tomatillo Salsa Guacamole | Sour Cream
And that’s not all.
“One thing that really enhances the Mexican Fiesta experience is our margarita special,” says Urmson. “It’s $6 for a margarita and $18 for a pitcher. I think when you combine the two, you get a really great offering for a pretty reasonable price.”
So this Sunday, why not close out your week with a truly authentic Mexican dish? After all, everyone can use a little Fiesta to end their weekend.