Caracol: A Closer Look

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"Then the bowls of wood-fired oysters arrive, their gray shells practically overflowing with bread crumbs drenched in chipotle butter, followed by bowl after bowl of bright-green guacamole and freshly fried corn chips, and the couples, strangers until moments ago, inch closer to one another in an effort to reach the food, seemingly hoping the communal dining experience will lead to something more. And every now and then, above the din will come the loud crack of someone biting into an impossibly crisp chicharrón." Find out more about Caracol in this week's Cafe review, "Caracol, Hugo Ortega's Latest Outpost, is Reeling Them In." PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS.