Flemington is a little gem of a town in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. It once hosted a bustling outlet mall, which opened in the early 1980’s. It was the first of it’s kind, but that was hardly the only reason to visit there.
Dating back to the 1700’s, Flemington has a rich history and has retained that inherent charm. For people that live in New Jersey, we know that we have the best of all conceivable worlds and I would argue, some of the best restaurants around.
My husband and I are on a mission to find the hidden local gems and boy oh boy, did we find one in Flemington. Tucked in a little corner, is a fantastic place called Mi Sabor, which translates to My Taste.
My first impression was how quaint this place is. It has a warm and welcoming vibe. The first thing that greets you as you open the door, is the enticing aroma of good, fresh food. Our waiter greeted us like we were old friends. It was as if we walked into his home and sat down in his living room. The walls are painted in bright, bold, beautiful colors. There’s traditional music and concerts playing on a large television.
The menu is concise and the most expensive item I saw was about $20. The nachos, unlike some of the chain restaurants, are perfectly covered in a thin layer of melted cheese. You can pull them off of the pile and separate them without bringing the whole plate along for the ride with the one chip because of the cement casing of cheese that qualifies for nachos in some places. It’s piled with shredded chicken (you can also order steak), black beans, lettuce, tomato and cheese and what I would humbly submit, is the best guacamole I’ve ever tasted.
We both ordered fish tacos which were delivered on adorable plates with a compartment for each taco (3 total) and a side of the lightest, fluffiest rice I’ve ever had. Though sleek and simple, these tacos have so much flavor. The fish is lightly salted and breaded and fried to golden perfection. The acidity of the tomatoes leans against the bite of the cilantro which melds into the heat of the peppers which is balanced by the buttery coolness of the avocado. I could eat these every day.
For a treat, please consider going to this lovely little slice of heaven. The warmth they showed us was the sunshine we needed on a considerably frigid Saturday afternoon. I can’t wait to go back and try every dish they have.
Mi Sabor is at 21 Central Avenue Flemington NJ.