Try This Now: Enchilada Vegetariana at Órale


“Try This Now” puts the spotlight on a beverage, cocktail, appetizer, dessert, or meal I’ve recently had in downtown Jersey City that has surpassed all my expectations.

Mexican food goes well beyond your typical quesadillas and fajitas. For those times you crave a meatless entree — but still want something substantial — Órale’s enchilada vegetariana hits the spot perfectly. The enchilada is stuffed with numerous veggies including cauliflower, asparagus, and plantains. It’s then sprinkled with pine nuts, crisp leeks, and a pinch of lemon zest. Finally, it’s served with Órale’s spicy and smokey ranchera sauce. It’s a very filling entree, though keep in mind that the veggies used for the filling can vary by season (originally I had it stuffed with kale). Nevertheless, it’s great for meatless Monday or any day of the week and best of all, you won’t feel guilty wiping your plate clean.

Órale Mexican Kitchen | 341 Grove Street |