I had never even heard of Cafe Hidalgo but it was recommended by someone who had been there a few times before so we thought to give it a try. I have to say I came away impressed.
First of all, the atmosphere is nice. It is a small restaurant with a small bar but wasn't one of those places where it's so loud you can't hear yourself think. You could have a nice conversation without shouting. Our server was wonderfully helpful (sorry, can't remember his name), informative, and was able to make some outstanding recomendations. The only complaint here is they were out of Bacardi Light. It's Friday evening, how can you be missing the Bacardi??? Fortunately, I like Myers too.
Each of the four of us had something different and each of us raved about the food. My wife had the Seafood Pasta which she couldn't believe how much seafood was included. I had the Grilled Steak Chimichurri which was just outstanding. Thinly sliced with a pesto on the side, it came with garlic mashed potatos and fresh veggies. The couple with us had the Pecan Salmon and Tequila Shrimp respectively, which they loved. Also I felt the presentation of the food on the plate was very attractive and inviting.
For dessert my wife and I shared the Creme Brulee while the other couple shared the Flan. Both were well prepared and quite tasty.
Without a doubt we will return. I checked out their lunch menu online and was impressed as well. Highly recommended!!!!