A Celebration At Capullo

The second weekend of April, Walnut Creek was hopping! Restaurants are open both inside and out. It was chilly, so we sat indoors. It did not feel like 25% capacity (maybe I’ve been sequestered so long that a small amount of people felt like a lot!).

We started the night celebrating the closing of Teresa’s condo in the Keys with champagne at Residual Sugar. Then, we were a little bit hungry so we headed to Capullo Cocina Mexicana! It offers authentic Mexican regional cuisine from five different parts of Mexico.

We ordered chips and salsa, house margaritas, and shared the Tamales en Cream de Frijoles. I realized after the fact that it was creamy beans over the top – we both thought it was a little bland, but it was vegetarian. We kept seeing people ordering big stone bowls with steak, chicken, cactus, and prawns hanging over the edge, filled with guacamole, chorizo, and jalapeƱo (and served with corn tortillas).

Apparently, this is their signature dish for $40 called Capullo’s Molcajete. These are the bowls that you are often served salsa or guacamole in. They have three or four legs and are the Mexican version of a mortar and pestle. Next time I visit Capullo, this will be the order. It was large, festive, and looked amazing!

Capullo is next door to Havana and also has outdoor dining, along with the indoor seats shown in the pictures. Give it a try and let me know what you think!