Some of my favorites here include their guacamole, their "skinny" margarita (Made without the margarita mix! Just tequila, lime and agave nectar.), and the fish or short rib tacos. But at this place, I don't really think there is a bad option on the menu. At our last visit, my sister had her favorite, Costilla de res (the short rib tacos). These bad boys are served in REAL soft corn tacos. They then fill the tacos with beef short rib, smoky pickled red onions and chile morita salsa. The beef is tender and juicy, bursting with smoky and sweet flavor. The red onions add in a little kick and the salsa brings it all together. My sister ordered the black beans, but I strongly recommend the refried beans. I don't know what they do differently at Pure, but they taste unlike any refried bean I've ever had. They are sweet, not dry at all and topped off with a little cheese that melts as you eat it. Ooooh yeah.
I ordered a daily special on my last visit, Seared Scallops. Just when I thought Pure couldn't get any better, they bring me this:
Perfectly seared scallops served in a tomato salsa with roasted zucchini, fingerling potatoes, onions, and poblanos then topped with fresh avocado slices. The vegetables were cooked to that perfect cooked but still slightly crunchy state. The onions and tomatoes were sweet and the avocado added a lovely creamy texture. The scallops, on the other hand, cannot be described. As a devoted scallops lover, I have ordered them at quite a few places and never have I had better tasting scallops! The were tender, not chewy in the slightest, and had an amazing sweet and almost caramelized taste. These scallops literally melted in your mouth. I kept trying to chew as slow as possible just to savor the taste for as long as I could. This entire dish was out of this world and probably my favorite at Pure yet. The only bad part about it was that it was only a daily special.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. —-Virginia Woolf