Hours: Lunch, Dinner, & Sun. Brunch
The poolside setting at Mixson Bath and Racquet Club pairs perfectly with Básico’s fresh and spicy Mexican-infused fare. Now under the leadership of Executive Chef Bryan Cates, the menu still includes taco platters with nine different options from brisket to buttermilk fried chicken. But Cates is showcasing his talent honed at Hot and Hot Fish Club with items like baby octopus confit, paella, and one of the best hanger steaks in the city with chimichurri and Hen of the Woods mushrooms. The enchiladas are on point as is the mole sauce, but what we can’ get enough of is the happy hour. There’s nothing like kicking back with a margarita ($5) and the supremely awesome nachos, which are doused in queso but never soupy and each bite has the perfect bean to salsa ratio. End on a sweet note with churros for a post-swim chocolate chile bite, and for the niños, there is of course chicken tenders and popcorn shrimp. —Kinsey Gidick Dish (Winter 2015)
Tortas, tacos, and platos featuring local ingredients and a fresh preparation.
• $2 Tecate and $2 Fried Fish Tacos