My wife and I went to dinner on a Sunday evening for dinner for our anniversary. This place is a BYOB and for about $7, they will make sangria right in front of you. The waitress brought out fruit in a small mason jar, which she muddled, and then poured it into a large glass pitcher with sugar, seltzer, and mango nectar, mixing it all all up after each ingredient she added. She then poured the wine in and again mixed everything up. The sangria tasted a bit watered down due to the amount of ice. I asked for some more sugar, which helped. My suggestion is though to not put so much water into the sangria mix.
Each meal comes with either soup or salad. My wife got the soup, which she loved and was a very generous portion. I chose the salad, which while on the small side, came with an amazing, lemon vinaigrette. The dressing had some a fresh taste to it - it was great. For our main meals, my wife had the ropa vieja, which was really good and I had the churrasco. The churrasco, which seemed to be a sirloin cut, had great flavor, but was overcooked - I ordered it medium, but it came out well done. The waitress asked me if I wanted to cut the steak while she was there to make sure it was cooked as I requested. When I noticed it was overcooked and advised her of this, she asked if I wanted a new steak. I told her I would taste it first and let her know. The waitress came back a few minutes later to ask whether I wanted them to recook my steak. I told her that while it was a little overcooked for my liking, it tasted good and there was no need for them to make me a new steak. The waitress apologized for the oversight and gave us a free dessert, which was a very nice gesture.
Each meal comes with soup or salad (as mentioned above), white or yellow rice, black beans, and plantains (tostones or maduros). We both had the yellow rice and beans (you could tell they were homemade and were flavorful) and I had the maduros (sweet plantains) and my wife had both the maduros and tostones (salty and almost like a potato chip). We both agreed that we liked the maduros a lot better. While we certainly did not leave hungry by any means, the portions were not huge. However, if you have an appetizer and/or dessert your appetite should be more than satisfied.
We had the tres leches cake, which were were told is made fresh daily, and was unbelievably good. When the bill came (it comes in a cigar box, which was a nice little touch) the waitress gave us a coupon for another free dessert because she said she felt bad the sangria wasn't exactly to our liking. I thought this was very nice of her/the restaurant and also a smart business decision. If we were iffy about coming back, or the sangria being watered down left a bad taste in our mouth (no pun intended), this is something that could have swayed us to coming back. My wife and I will definitely be back. The food was very good, the waitress/service was great, and the business is well run.
Please note that the restaurant is small and they do not take reservations. We went on a Sunday night and didn't have a problem getting a table. However, I am not sure how crowded it gets on a Saturday evening.
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