Mexican food was turned on its head when Momocho first planted its flag in Ohio City. The funky, dimly lit ambiance has made it one of Cleveland’s most striking destinations. The stylish eatery has become well known for offering inventive twists on classic Mexican dishes, giving us a taste of Mod Mex in the process. Think braised lamb shanks with Oaxacan mole or taquitos filled with beef tongue pastrami or veg-friendly roasted beets. The intimate setting begs for sharing dishes like the famous guacamole platter, with varieties ranging from pineapple to crab. It doesn’t hurt to have an extensive tequila menu, which only adds to the restaurant’s well-deserved reputation as the best Mexican joint in town.
1835 Fulton Rd., 216-694-2122,