My full review of La Diablita, the new Mexican cantina on the outskirts of Little Italy, will be in our January issue. But I wanted to tell you about the desserts in case you go before then.
When you visit, there’s a good chance you might get sidetracked by the extensive tequila menu, fancy margaritas, and cervezas as well as the fajitas, burritos, tacos, and more. And you should. But don’t leave without ordering a house-made dessert.
The restaurant, whose name means "little devil woman," serves the perfect antidote to all the main-meal Mex flavors. My friends and I tried three, and I’m not sure which one I liked best.
The banana trio features a banana flauta (crispy rolled tortilla), small banana cream pie, and banana butter gelato in a puddle of white-chocolate-and-dulce-de-leche sauce. The traditional tres leches cake is one of the best I’ve had, and it gets extra credit for being topped with tequila-drenched berries.
But I think the churros appealed to me most. These hot, bready, spiral doughnuts are dusted with powdered sugar and served with the above white-chocolate sauce and a berry salsa. It was a sweet way to end a meal.