The Review: Minero

Minero opened to more buzz than a tattoo parlor, and surely more ink. Five months in, it’d be a safe bet for chef/partner Sean Brock to add a tat referencing the quirky cantina (the Mexican wrestling mask that graces the eatery’s coasters, perhaps?) to the already colorful canvas of his flesh. Like the art on his arms, Minero is here to stay.

Named after the Spanish word for miners, who coined the word “taco” for the hand-rolled explosives used for creating tunnels, Minero is Mexican fare done Brock’s way. It is studied simplicity combined with provenance, creativity, reinvention, and just plain fun. In other words, it’s culinary dynamite.