Señor Chico at Mi Cocina. Photo by Alison Fechtel

If you are one of those who religiously orders the brisket tacos and a Mambo Taxi at MiCo, we don’t blame you. But we do want you to know that there is more out there. Mi Cocina’s Juan “Billy” Aguirre filled us in on a couple of secret items that the chef will happily whip up on request.

The Señor Chico, for example, is a grilled chicken breast with chili guajillo sautéed in garlic and olive oil, with mushrooms, green rice and avocado salad. “It is delicious,” Aguirre assures.

The chile relleno, despite its absence from the menu, is also frequently requested, he says.

“It’s a poblano pepper, deep fried and filled with Monterrey cheese and your choice of shredded chicken or ground beef — if you want to upgrade to fajita it’s possible, too — topped off with ranchero sauce. It also comes with green rice and beans and our famous Mexican coleslaw.”

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