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- 98%Spiritual Seekers
- 96%Adventure Travelers
- 94%Nightlife Lovers
- 91%Local Culture
- 90%Luxury Travelers
- 89%Business Travelers
- 89%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (19)
- CascalMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
We had called in for reservations last minute Friday night and was told they could not sit us @ 930.......to hell with that. We rolled up and got outside seating within 20 minutes. I liked the ambiance of the venue....very colorful, relaxed yet a bit on the exotic side with the use of the old world red color scheme. That aside it was very nice and romantic. However that was not our destiny to sit inside, we sat outside and played musical chairs with the heating lamp. I sat on the outskirts of the table with nothing but my sangria to keep me warm.
The food was tasty, but perhaps it had something to do with the choice picks that my company (a chef and a frequent flyer to latin countries) made. I'm glad I made that gesture to trust them with the dinner selection. The shrimp, the potato gratin, the empanadas, banana leaf chicken, and the sampler ceviche were great. Particularly enjoyed the shrimp because the left over oil and garlic was great to dip the table bread in.
However I think where they really shined was in the libations that complimented the food so well. A pitcher of sangria to wet the appetite. 2 rounds of caipirinhas were very good. These were even better when paired with the following 3 shots of cachaca - malibu has nothing on this. That set me off for the rest of the night. I actually had to make phone calls to get to my next stop in SJ japan town later that night. Even with all that filling food in my tummy I was straight leaning both ways.
I always enjoy coming here, be it with some family, a group of friends or a single person. I can never get enough of the Sangria, Wild Mushroom Empanadas, Potato Gratin, Banana Leaf Chicken, or Ceviche Sampler Trio. Nothing like comfort food and a lots of alcohol to spur good conversation.
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- CascalMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
It was a pretty busy Saturday night when I was there. I had a reservation and we were seated right away even before everyone arrived. The tapas dishes were pretty good. We ordered the Spanish tapa sampler. You get 1-2 pieces of a variety of dishes. The portion is perfect for group of 3-4. The Chicken Livers are to die for. Paelaa a la Marinera took a while to prepare but it was worth the wait.
There were live band there on Saturday night. The music wasn't bad but it was way too noisy to hold a conversation. Try to get seated further away from the entrance if you just want to chat with friends.
Oh and one more thing. Don't skip dessert. Their Tres Leches cake is simply amazing.