Have You Tried the Masala Enchiladas at Mama Tigre?

“Mexican remixed.” That’s how chef-owner Renu Prakash describes the cuisine at Mama Tigre, a new spot in Oakton. It opened last month to rave reviews from customers—who have the option of eating in the dining room or on the patio, or ordering pickup or delivery instead.

Pick your mode of dining and then immediately order the masala enchiladas. They’re an early favorite featuring house-made tikka masala sauce paired with tender chicken, spicy queso, and fresh cilantro. Want to try a house specialty? Savor every bite of the pollo en mole. Chef Renu crafts the mole from scratch with a base of chocolate, nuts, chilies, and various spices. Queso fresco and sesame seeds serve as the final flourish for the chicken mole. Other tasty options include cilantro-embellished salmon, spicy sofrito jambalaya, and Jalisco-style lamb birria.

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