Adobe Blues

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Photograph: Jack Dabdoub
Staten Island

A cartload of kitsch—chili pepper lights, sombreros, dream catchers and ceramic cacti—makes the dining room come off like a Chevy’s in coyote’s clothing, but the 200-plus-selection beer list shows that some thought went into this cantina. Complete with Beer Advocate ratings, the quirky descriptions (“fruity, light and strong—like a gay gymnast”) are an amusing read, while the gimmicky menu hits all the guilty-pleasure spots of an East Coaster’s idea of Southwestern fare. The sweetness of the deep-fried corn nuggets blends nicely with a smoky, creamy chipotle sauce, and mini tacos, stuffed with spicy chicken, punch the palate with crunch and heat. Blue-corn enchiladas envelop sharply seasoned ground beef, while a grande burrito holds moist and salty shreds of pork.

Venue name: Adobe Blues
Address: 63 Lafayette Ave
Staten Island
Cross street: at Fillmore St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–1am; Sun 11:30am–11pm
Price: Average main course: $14. AmEx, DC, MC, V
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