Within the bustle and assortment of garment and textile shops in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles is an unassuming food court that houses Cilantro Lime, a Mexican restaurant that knows what the “eat with your eyes first” generation of diners wants and understands how to capitalize on it.
Cilantro Lime’s menu reads off as a savvy dive into Instagram-worthy dishes, ones that make our ears and palates perk up after getting wind of them. A bacon-wrapped street dog that’s topped with carne asada fries? Check. Esquite fries that marry Mexican street corn and French fries in some drool-worthy matrimony? Check. And now, for their latest triumph, a Birria Breakfast Muffin.
No, we’re not talking about muffin as in cousin of the cupcake type muffin. We’re talking about a juicy birria-charged bad boy that would effectively bully the Egg McMuffin we all know and love.
It all starts with two breakfast muffin slices dipped in consomé then cooked up on the flat top, then layered with griddled cheese so that it acts as a crispy layer of deliciousness that fences in the tender birria and fried egg. Yup, just like that.
So yes, do take my word for it and yes, do start with my three recos for Cilantro Lime, as seen above. Let those be your gateway drug to a menu that will have your eyes feasting as much as your hungry stomachs.