A trendy, buzzy place serving "latin fusion" food, if you like that sort of thing. We were in the neighborhood and thought we'd try it on a Friday night at 8pm with no reservations. The restaurant was quite full, but we got a table with no problem. The restaurant is inside the Excelsior Hotel, and is not well marked on the outside...that block on West 81st Street is not where you'd expect to find a restaurant, especially one serving latin fusion food, so look carefully. You enter the restaurant through the hotel lobby. I am not a big fan of this type of food, but the octopus starter, the pulled pork shoulder, the roasted asparagus and the salmon ceviche were all very good. The service was friendly, although the waiters spoke mostly spanish and seemed a bit new to the job. We were planning to have a leisurely dinner, but our appetizers came instantly and the waiter kept coming back to see if we were done. One hostess, however, was fabulous. She clearly was alerted by our waiter that we were eating slowly, and came to our table to tell us that she would instruct the kitchen to slow things down, and asked us how long we wanted to wait until our main courses were served. We told her, and that is exactly what happened. Very nicely done.