I had high expectations of this restaurant and was looking forward to enjoying a nice dinner here due to their reputation and location. Unfortunately, my experience was ruined environment (drunk man bathing in the fountain and his buddy playing rock and roll with his guitar) and the food didn´t live up to my expectations.
Environment: We decided on terrace seating since the weather was nice and the location is amazing, a second later, the local transient came up to our table to ask for a smoke. The staff did nothing to ensure that their patrones were not being bothered by this person.
The food: We decided on their seasonal dinner menu which included an appetizer,soup, fish, meat, and two desserts.
Our appetizer was very unique and it was well presented. Oil, season salt and bread when combined it was suppose to taste like fried egg and it did! Also, very small popcorn type pork rhines and corn. and a vile filled with cherry tomato cold soup (gazpacho type). It was all around, ok. the flavors were new and not as comforting but pleasant.
our soup: Beet Root Gazpacho. Again, new flavor, if you´re not a fan of beet root then don´t order this. I enjoyed it but needed salt.
Fish: a bacalao very tender but TOO salty. with a very small scoop of couscous. couscous was good but if it had been a bigger scoop it wouldnt have been so good ( a bit over cooked). it was the perfect amount to taste and be happy. personally, I´ve had better.
Meat: duck with mushrooms. The duck was tough. Not at all pleasant eating experience. Mushrooms were very flavorful.
Dessert: yogurt with berries. the yogurt was pleasant but unfortunately the berries were sour, they should have been sweeter, at least for me.
2nd Dessert: chocolate brownie with an apple sauce, peanut butter sauce and ice cream. I was hoping for this to wrap up my mediocre experience but it killed it. The brownie was chewy, the sauces were less than average. I´ve had better at home.
Sprinkle this mediocre dinner with local transients: annoying
Next time (not sure if i´ll ever go back): sit inside and order off the menu this may yield a better experience.
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