The name of Akhtar Nawab’s stylish Mexican restaurant, Alta Calidad, means “high quality”—and this talented chef certainly puts his money where his mouth is. Even something as basic as the "six tacos" special with charred steak, shrimp, cauliflower, fish, and chicken tinga is deliciousness embodied. And if on offer, feast on their unique take on shrimp tempura tacos with salsa Ortega and chorizo powder, not to mention such sumptuous salsas as guajillo and salsa verde. Just ask your server if you'd like to take one to go.
The restaurant's design is bright, airy, and modern, with light-flooded windows and and tables tucked into comfy banquettes. A communal table and cozy bar, lined with stools, is a great space to socialize and make new friends.