F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.
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Puebla, Mexico, is the birthplace of some Mexico’s most well-known dishes (mole, chalupas) as well as chef Alfredo Luna Ramirez, who turns out expert renditions of classic dishes from his home country at Piramide. The restaurant’s dark wood tables and elaborately tiled wine bar attract a discerning crowd who appreciate the authentic touches; avocados and tomatoes are mashed tableside in traditional stone molcajetes for guacamole, accented by lime, chopped red onions, and chiles to taste. Sirloin steak comes perfectly grilled to medium-rare pink, and topped with chunks of imported Oaxacan goat cheese, the plate only dulled by dry orange rice. Tortillas could be fresher too, but pork tacos are still complex with the sweet and smoky flavor of shredded pernil steeped all day in pineapple juice, dried guajillo, and ancho and pasilla chiles.Brunch
Piramide offers a $14 pre-fixe brunch on the weekends.Recommended Dishes
Geraldine’s famous carne asada, $24.95; guacamole, $11