They begin your meal with great bread; augamiel buys theirs from the bakery down the street, Buonforno, and then pairs it with a delicious Baba ganoush; a Levantine dish of cooked eggplant mixed with olive oil and various seasonings. They've kept it secret and little wonder since this one is superb.
I tried their signature dish, the Fried Avocado Taco. Slather black bean spread on a taco, top it with a fried, panko-crusted slice of avocado, kimchi and a touch of spicy mayo for just $30 pesos. This is one of the best new takes on a taco that I've had recently.
The Panuchos are tortillas with a spread of black beans, cochinita pibil, habanero sauce and pickled red onions. This gets high marks as the combination of flavors was surprising and delicious. In fact, nothing we ate at augamiel cocina rustica was predictable. That’s one of the many things I like about this place.