Alto Bajo restaurant retooling with new chef, new menu
Alto Bajo, the “Mexican-inspired” restaurant has replaced executive chef Chip Barnes who has moved back to Chicago with newly-promoted opening sous chef Bryant Kryck.
The much-anticipated restaurant which opened about this time in 2017 will still serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, but menu prices have dropped a bit, with some items now available in large and small sizes. There are also more plates which are of the build-your-own style – “choose a format”, i.e. enchiladas, tacos, burrito, and “choose a filling”. Overall, the menus are simpler with fewer choices than before.
From the press release –
Exciting news out of Alto Bajo, downtown Portland’s modern Mexican-inspired restaurant featuring classic Oaxacan cuisine with accents of contemporary style.
First, the team at Alto Bajo is thrilled to announce their new Executive Chef, Bryant Kryck. Kryck has been with Alto Bajo since its inception in 2017 and started as the opening Sous Chef.
Additionally, Kryck just launched brand new breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menus for summer, featuring a variety of new dishes and more approachable taqueria-style options for the every day diner. Guests can now find healthier (and veg friendly!) options at lunch, such as the Guacamole Rice Bowl, as well as a Taco Wedge Salad. The new dinner menu gives guests the option of larger plates of Enchiladas, Tacos, and Burritos, each coming complete with choice of filling, as well as specialties such as Chicken Tinga, Market Fish Al Pastor, and a Fiesta de Mole.
Kryck believes Alto Bajo is a unique and special place that continuously inspires its guests by the guiding principles of authenticity, friendliness, and culinary artistry. He draws his everyday menu inspiration from chefs, cooks, families, parents, co-workers and life experiences that have made a significant impact on his life – and his cooking – while staying true to traditional Mexican-inspired cuisine with a touch of seasonality and locality. Kryck collaborated on the playful menu with celebrated chef, Illiana de la Vega of Restaurant El Naranjo in Oaxaca, Mexico and Austin, Texas.
310 Southwest Stark Street, OR. 97204