Went to celebrate my daughter's 14th birthday. Had reservations through opentable.com and were seated immediately at a table by the window. There is parking in the lot of First Federal Bank a few doors down from the restaurant. They have a kid's menu, albeit not a very extensive one; they allowed us to modify one of the kid's dishes (fettucine with meatballs and pink sauce) so that my 5 year old would eat it. We requested fettucine with just butter and they were very accommodating. For appetizers, we had the sampler platter as well as the calamari. The calamari was flavorful and tender. The sampler platter consisted of grilled chorizo, 2 empanadas, and sauteed mushrooms. The mushrooms were delicious, but a little bit too strong on the garlic. My husband ate the empanadas and said they were pretty good - not too thick a pastry with lots of filling. My 14 year old ate the chorizo, which, as the ultimate carnivore, she liked. Both my husband and I had the short ribs, which were delicious, flavorful and cooked perfectly. My 14 year old had the Angus rib steak with portobello mushrooms. She said that these mushrooms were even better than the sauteed ones in the appetizer sampler. The steak was slightly overcooked - more medium rare than rare, but seasoned well and was very juicy and tender. The sangria was a little sweet for my taste but refreshing. We did not order dessert but they served my daughter a flan with a candle for her birthday (on the house) which was delicious, especially with the caramel sauce. The reason I didn't give the restaurant a 5 was because they forgot my minestrone soup and my 5 year old's french fries. I decided against the soup as my entree had arrived, but they did give me small bowl of the soup on the house. Overall, pretty good service; very solicitous if forgetful, and very pleasant. Entrees run in the $20-24 range where in other comparable restaurants, they would likely charge at least $10-20 more per entree. Good food at acceptable prices.
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