we literally stumbled onto the Baru Bistro, while walking the 3700-3800 blocks of Magazine, looking for a particular pottery shop. It was lunchtime and we were hungry. The inviting, corner building was attractive. The atmosphere was warm, simple and modern. They don't have a bar or serve alcohol, but we were told that they do accommodate bringing your own for a small corkage fee. It was lunch so the ice tea hit the spot.
There were four of us. The guys had eaten a big breakfast just a few hours before so said that they weren't hungry until Elaine's and my food began arriving. We started with an appetizer of jerk chicken kebob and the empanadas. The guys immediately dove in and based on how good those were, decided that they could help us with our entrees. I don't recall what Elaine had, except that we all like it and I had the grilled fish, that might have been a special that day, with black beans, rice and a bed of greens. The flavors were Caribbean/Latin, all very fresh, unique and not heavy.
The service was lovely and they also have sidewalk tables. It was a good find that we would return to .
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