Our 20 Favorite Restaurant Openings of 2013

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Mission Taco
[Opened in February]

The tacos offered at Mission Taco, from left to right, are: napoles (roasted cactus, poblano, caramelized onion, goat cheese, roasted jalapeno salsa); roasted duck (shredded chile-roasted duck, crisp pork belly, avocado serrano sauce); Mofu tofu (chile grilled local tofu, avocado, arugula, ancho barbecue sauce, grilled onions); carne asada (grilled flank steak, baby arugula, creamy avocado serrano sauce, queso fresco); Yucatan chicken (achiote marinated chicken, pickled onion, fiery arbol salsa, queso fresco); Cochinita pibil (achiote marinated pork shoulder, slow roasted in banana leaf with pickled onion and ancho barbecue sauce); Baja fish tacos (wood grilled or fried, chipolte baja sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo, queso fresco); beef brisket birria (slow-roasted brisket, pork belly carnitas, avocado, fiery arbol sauce). Shown with grilled-vegetable quinoa and roasted street corn. - Jennifer Silverberg
Jennifer Silverberg
The tacos offered at Mission Taco, from left to right, are: napoles (roasted cactus, poblano, caramelized onion, goat cheese, roasted jalapeno salsa); roasted duck (shredded chile-roasted duck, crisp pork belly, avocado serrano sauce); Mofu tofu (chile grilled local tofu, avocado, arugula, ancho barbecue sauce, grilled onions); carne asada (grilled flank steak, baby arugula, creamy avocado serrano sauce, queso fresco); Yucatan chicken (achiote marinated chicken, pickled onion, fiery arbol salsa, queso fresco); Cochinita pibil (achiote marinated pork shoulder, slow roasted in banana leaf with pickled onion and ancho barbecue sauce); Baja fish tacos (wood grilled or fried, chipolte baja sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo, queso fresco); beef brisket birria (slow-roasted brisket, pork belly carnitas, avocado, fiery arbol sauce). Shown with grilled-vegetable quinoa and roasted street corn.
The Chorihuevo torta brings chorizo, fried egg, pickled jalapeno, smashed black beans, Chihuahua, garlic lime mayo. - Jennifer Silverberg
Jennifer Silverberg
The Chorihuevo torta brings chorizo, fried egg, pickled jalapeno, smashed black beans, Chihuahua, garlic lime mayo.
Owner and chef Jason Tilford's ten-year-old son, Julian, eating some roasted street corn. - Jennifer Silverberg
Jennifer Silverberg
Owner and chef Jason Tilford's ten-year-old son, Julian, eating some roasted street corn.

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Piccione Pastry
[Opened in April]

Espresso hazelnut, pistachio and strawberry cannolis. - Mabel Suen
Mabel Suen
Espresso hazelnut, pistachio and strawberry cannolis.
Chocolate and coffee checker cassata cake, a rum soaked sponge cake. - Mabel Suen
Mabel Suen
Chocolate and coffee checker cassata cake, a rum soaked sponge cake.
Inside Piccione Pastry, located in the Delmar Loop. - Mabel Suen
Mabel Suen
Inside Piccione Pastry, located in the Delmar Loop.

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