Nothing completes dinner than dessert. If I could eat dessert first, or actually eat it first, then I would at Cantina Avenida. My girls love treats and desserts because they come on occasion. They each split an rice pudding and devoured it plus they had bites of our desserts too. It was a pretty amazing finish to our dinner.
Horchata Rice Pudding – The pudding arrived with a dried cherry compote which I promptly snagged from my kids dish which is bad of me, but I am a cherry lover, what can I say? The pudding had a nice cinnamon flavor and an even sweetness that was not overwhelming at all. It was a perfect kid-friendly dessert even though my oldest toddler would have preferred the chocolate brownie.
Chocolate Chile Brownie – This brownie was the most decadent and heavenly brownie we have ever had. My husband is picky about his brownie and he deemed this one as his favorite. The chile in the brownie gave it a depth of flavor but was not at all spicy. The ice cream on top made it an instant favorite for our kids.
Vanilla Quatro Leches – I usually chose the tres leches cake when I go to Mexican restaurants because I like comparing and adding them to my list of favorites. At Cantina Avenida, the Quatro Leches (or Four Milks Cake) makes its name by having the almond milk added in the mix of regular milk additions. It was not a wet cake but a moist cake served with a flavorful raspberry sorbet. It was really stupendous.
Our experience at Catina Avenida was pretty marvelous. Our kids survived a whole hour and a half by the grace of God and the activities we brought the kids. They of course were entertained by the food but we definitely could not have asked for anything more. Our waitress was attentive and very professional, always enticing us with tidbits of information about the establishment.
Disclosure: Our dinner was provided compliments of VisitPhilly.com. All opinions are my own.
I’m an opera singer, full-time mom, pharmacy technician, food and mom blogger, recipe developer, and wife to a super talented choral director living in the awesome outskirts of Philly.