We had a wonderful food experience at Good Times, a "boutique" restaurant just outside of Hatillo in Arecibo. From the outside the restaurant looks ordinary; inside, it is a comfy and cozy interior that feels like "home". For a Friday night we and another couple were the only patrons, which gave me pause. However, after sitting down and making some decisions about the menu, we were pleasantly surprised at the selection -- and prices -- of food offerings. We started with basic appies -- hummus and pita -- which was a fine and easy beginning, accompanied by our drinks -- Medalla Light and a glass of chardonnay. We ordered the churrasco and a chicken dish with a side of the house mofongo. I must say, the chef's spin on mofongo was awesome. Lots of chunky and flavourful plantains with a lot of garlic and olive oil. The churrasco was cooked perfectly -- medium well and very tender with brilliant seasoning. Ditto the chicken, which was cooked in a lemon caper and garlic sauce. Very light and lovely. The portions were huge, however, and we probably could have split an order between us and still had left overs. Of course, since the food was fabulous, we asked for TO GO boxes -- for everything! (I was able to repurpose the mofongo and chicken for a frittata back at our beach rental and my husband was very happy to experience Good Times food once again!). Even more enjoyable was our ability to meet the chef / owner, Mike Mahon, a CIA trained chef from DC, who shared with us his story about his arriving in Puerto Rico and never leaving. What a terrific and talented young man ~~ we felt very lucky to have had a great dining experience and a friendly conversation as well. The biggest surprise to use was when the check arrived. We had appies; two entrees; and two drinks. With a tip we left the restaurant for under $56 USD! I actually felt guilty as we got in our car and realized what great food -- and great value -- we had at Good Times. We will definitely return many times over!
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