Never have I left a Mexican restaurant without feeling heavy, and like I would regret what I ate a few hours later, ....until "Across the Street" came along. It is THE BEST mexican food I have ever consumed. (and I used to live in Phoenix, and visited mexico quite often, so I've had the competition's food) The location is perfect, but the food and the quality of the food is what makes this place so great. The chef really knows what she's doing. The food is fresh, organic, and there are a lot of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, which is great! I highly recommend the Fish Tacos, and Goat Cheese Enchiladas... as well as the house margarita. Delicious, I can't wait to eat there again. :)
Unfortunately I can't say anything good about the coffee.... The Service was great, the staff was really friendly (especially considering some starbucks I've been in where they are in such a hurry they barely look up while ringing you in) .... But this location had some really nice people, and the girl who took the order for my husband and I was very engaging and warm. However, the drinks were terrible, (although I don't know that this is the fault of the staff as much the fault of starbucks for slaughtering good coffee through too many automatic machines.) I had a dark mocha, and my husband a white mocha. The drinks were made quickly which was good not to have to wait too long, but my drink tasted very watery (even though it was whole milk i requested) and the mocha had a very distinct [powdery quality to it. I could not taste any espresso at all, it was like a watered down hot chocolate, that was like something i would make at home with nestle powder. My husband's drink was sadly the same, the milk was watery, the white mocha wasn't as bad, but you could taste absolutely NO espresso in the drink at all. Did we get shortchanged on the espresso shot? Weak.... i was disappointed in Starbucks. It has certainly become the McDonalds of the Coffee world.
I'm a little biased, cause this was my old stomping ground, so i love anything in Midtown. Also, I've had a couple friends working here over the years, Clarence being the most recent I can recall. However, the food is great regardless of my love for the neighborhood. When it first opened I was happy because I lived about a block away on 12th, and I finally had a place to go breakfast, lunch or dinner that wasn't Willy's (although Willy's is great too, but the digestive track can only handle so much mexican food) ... The Flying Biscut was the perfect fit. I was already a fan from their other location, so it was nice to have one close enough to walk to. The lines started getting longer and longer, particularly on weekend mornings, to get in for a table, but, the line is worth the wait, because the food is THAT GOOD :) ....have the apple butter on your biscuits, it's the icing on the cake.