Hearty plates and hefty portions of homestyle Mexican food in a family atmosphere. Minimal decor, but maximum hospitality.. The Scene Xochimilco (So-chee-mill-ko) is a stand-alone building in an area where most places are closed by 5pm, so parking is never a problem. It's sparsely decorated, but clean and well-lit, having recently acquired new paint and furniture.
The Food Traditional stuff, plus specialties like chile verde or shrimp rancheroeven a burger and fries for the less adventurous. The guacamole is chunky with avocado, tomato, onion and garlic. The ''cheese'' dip is not what you'd expect, but a bowl of chile colorado with a handful of freshly grated jack cheese melting in it. (Refrain from using a spoon or smacking the hands of other dippers.)
What to Order Fish tacos, made with mild, flaky fish and fresh vegetables lightly grilled and served on soft corn tortillas with shredded lettuce, cheese and chunky salsa, are a delicious departure from standard fare.