I met a very nice guy in the pool of our beach condo last year and we began talking food and recommendations. He was the new Chef at Tantalo and he told me a bit of his background and his plans. It sounded terrific! Yet, time passed, and although I noted that the kitchen was getting wonderful reviews, it still took us nearly a year to go there for our first meal We found a few dishes so divine that we hardly refrained from licking the bowls clean of the Patatas Alegres and the Coconut Cashew Chicken. The Balsamic Egglplant and the Greek Salad both tasty and satisfying. We also had the mixed Parrillada which was a plentiful mix of tasty grilled meats at only $16. For such a trendy Casco Viejo restaurant/bar, the 3 of us ate heartily for a reasonable price The desserts were beckoning but we had already decided to get ice cream at our favorite gelateria down the street. Next time I will try at least 2 or 3 of them - they sound gorgeous.
One word of caution with a happy ending: DO NOT ORDER THE GREEN IGUANA. It sounded interesting. It cost $10. When the cocktail arrived, the guest who had ordered it passed, and no one else at the table was even able to get a few sips down.
The waitress had told us the list of ingredients that she knew were in it, but upon tasting, the "secret ingredient" may have been something the Iguana would rather have kept to himself.. When they wouldn't take the drink back, the accommodating waitress brought some fruit juice in which to mix it, but the strong flavor would not be masked. So, we stopped drinking. Had they retrieved the offensive drink, we would have ordered more drinks, wine with dinner, drinks afterwards. Tantalo's would have profitted much more than the cost of the tossed Iguana drink FORTUNATELY, I spoke with the bar tender before leaving to tell him that this was our only complaint with an otherwise outstanding meal and he would not let us leave without a couple of walk a way frozen margaritas on the house. Happy Ending. We'll certainly be back.
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