Last week, we took advantage of a German holiday (All Saints’ Day) to meet my Spanish host mom in Berlin. Wandering around on foot and bouncing between three different languages = exhausting, so we were excited to try out some of the restaurants that we’d researched. One of the (many) great things about Berlin is that you are never without a cheap, good option for food. Dinner on our first night was at Santa Maria Mexican Diner, at the recommendation of a friend (thanks, Grace!) as some of the best Mexican food we might find in Germany. This was absolutely correct.
There are two other branches in Berlin, and this one happened to be closest to where we were staying. We had to walk for a bit after getting off the subway and we almost got sidetracked by other amazing looking choices a few times. This is definitely a good neighborhood to find places to eat.
At Santa Maria, they spoke English from the get-go. I imagine most Germans have been scared out of there upon tasting the deliciously spicy salsa.
On our second night, we met a friend in the Kreuzberg neighborhood, where we had our pick of dozens of restaurants. We settled on Pagode Thai Kitchen. It was too dark for photos, though you can take my word that it was really yummy! Green curry with beef and mango lassi made for a great meal.
For lunch on our last day, we sort of overdid it at the Hühnerhaus. I had read about this place online, and it’s actually just a little outdoor stand across the street from a larger restaurant. No one was there when we showed up and ordered, so we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when we each ordered half a chicken, salad and pommes (5.50).
The chicken actually melted off the bone. No joke. And, needless to say, we didn’t eat dinner that night. Can anyone teach me how to make chicken like this?