in Amagansett opened just over a year ago but has proven to be a main-stay for authentic Mexican cuisine, as well as traditional American dishes.
The restaurant offers an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. The chef, Ruben Bravo, is from Guanajuato, Mexico, and takes pride in every dish he prepares and was more than happy to share his recipes. D’Canela serves generous portions using quality ingredients. Breakfast is mostly under $10, appetizers range from $8 to $10 and most entrees are under $20. There is also a kids menu.
The Dish: Chilaquiles (Chee-la-KEE-less), $8.00
A typical Mexican breakfast.
What’s Inside: Tortilla chips are sautéed until golden brown then topped with homemade salsa and simmered until the chips are soft; a fried egg is placed on top. Finally shredded pico de gallo cheese is sprinkled over the dish, which is served with re-fried beans. A dollop of sour cream is up to you.
How it Tastes: Excellent -- this is traditional Mexican comfort food. There are many variations of this recipe, but all-in-all it was an delicious dish. The fried egg blends the flavors for a unique but delectable taste. The flavors and texture are perfect. I was also told it is a traditional “hangover” dish in Mexico.
Chilaquiles is a hit and a good alternative to a traditional American breakfast.
If you go for lunch, try the Gordita ($15.00). This is a deep-fried pocket (the size of a child’s fist) of homemade corn pita bread over-stuffed with shredded beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and fried beans. Served with rice, guacamole and salsa.
Note: Bravo makes his own mole sauce using his mother's recipe. Mole is a typical Mexican dish, known as the national dish of Mexico. With more than 20 ingredients, it is a labor intensive and takes hours to make.