Every inch of Barrio Queen is an expression of Esparza's cultural roots, including the Dia de los Muertos skeletons. I could see Tarantino blocking out his next movie here without touching a thing. Everything people love aobut true Mexican food is intensified by Esparza, from the cochinita pibil tacos brimming with juicy spiced pork to the barrio chicken with pinon cream. You won't find better chiles en nogada outside of Mexico City, here done with apricots, pecans, and pomegranate seeds in a velvety almond cream. Esparaza's food is exactly what it says in street lingo on Barrio Queen's T-shirts - A TODA MADRE - "totally awesome."