Mar 27, 2023 - Food and Drink

A Camelback Road brunch stop that's worth the hype

Photo: Jessica Boehm/Axios

I love brunch, but I've been burned one too many times by overpriced, lackluster restaurants trying to capitalize on trendy brunch fads.

State of play: I'm thrilled to share that my latest experience restored my faith in the delicious in-between meal.

Details: Chantico, an upscale Mexican restaurant at 12th Street and Camelback Road, offers an impressive selection of sweet and savory dishes with high-quality ingredients and reasonable prices.

  • Its tasty tacos and welcoming patio have made the restaurant one of my favorite date night spots, but I didn't know until recently they offered brunch on the weekends, too.

What I ordered: The breakfast flautas ($16) — chorizo, potato, Oaxaca cheese rolled in a tortilla, deep fried and covered with an over-easy egg and green enchilada sauce.

  • They were crispy but not greasy, and the sauce pulled the dish together into a flavor-packed treat.

1 boozy thing: For $18, you can get a bottle of sparkling wine and a comically small carafe of orange juice (but who wants too much OJ in their mimosa, anyway?)

  • My party got six mimosas out of the bottle, for essentially $3 each. I don't know that I've ever seen a brunch drink that cheap!

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