There’s a Something New and Fresh in Town

leonLeonsI recently had dinner at Leon’s, the new Mexican restaurant in town. It’s just what Ridgewood needed! The food is truly fresh and delicious–so fresh that nothing is pre-cooked or frozen. And, they even have a wine menu (you know me, I love when I don’t have to BYOB). The menu has classics like tacos and fajitas but also has some contemporary dishes like the pan-seared Mahi Mahi and the Charred Cauliflower with pureed pepper sauce. The Beef Flautas were hot and crispy and the Shrimp Ajilio which was crunchy and flavorful. We all loved the Steak Fajita and the Fiesta Salad. But our favorite part, by far, was the table-side guacamole. Could there be anything more mouth-watering and fresh?

shrimp at Leons

Shrimp Ajilio

16 Chestnut Street,
(Between E. Ridgewood & Franklin Avenue)
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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