La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant

La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lacosechabr.com/
  • Phone: 8052370019
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Santos MacDonal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
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La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (10)hot spot (10)great for lunch (7)good for groups (6)romantic (6)special occasion (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Another La Cosecha dinner
    Cachita
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    As usual, our dinner experience was fantastic. From the Serrano ham to the oxtail and marrow, along with the awesome pork chop, our experience was enhanced by our excellent server, Braden. He's knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient! We asked (and got) to be seated at his table and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    theguyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Some of the best food in town. Santos is a fine chef. Best and freshest ingredients, served by efficent and attractive wait staff, who can answer any questions about the ingredients and preparation. Carol keeps everything moving calmly as she patroles the room overseeing the whole operation. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tortilla Soup & Empanadas!!!
    LagunaDave
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The tortilla soup & empanadas are OUTSTANDING!!! Unbelievably good. Nice wine list also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Love the decor and the perfect blend of rustic comfort and elegance. This place feels special without being stuffy. Our food was great! I had crab cakes as a starter which were very good - just needed a little extra of that yummy sauce duo. My husband had the pastelitos which were definitely the winner. So delicious! For entrees, we enjoyed the bison short ribs with celery puree (yum!) and lamb shank. Both cooked perfectly, very moist and super meaty and satisfying. The food, along with the atmosphere and the outstanding staff (Jenna and Andrew) will lead us back very soon. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's not to like.
    ZGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    La Cosecha Bar & Restaurant has it all. The bartenders are all great mixologists. The wait staff is very attentative. The food is great. It is a gem that we'll return to many times over. See you soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy first timers
    Fouette
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We overnighted in Paso Robles on a road trip and chose La Cosecha over a bunch of attractive alternates. We were pleased with our choice. Our server Quin was exceptionally good. Knew the food and the wine pairings. We had the octopus salad (very generous serving), shared the pastelitos, a house speciality celebrating the chef/owner's Honduran ancestry, then each had the evening's special, a Brazilian seafood stew that was super, all washed down with a local Kinero Grenache Blanc. Only downside was a very, very loud group seated nearby that fortunately left 30 minutes or so. It was much quieter afterwards. The wine list is part local with wineries unknown to us, with choices from Spain and elsewhere. Novel varieties.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food & Service
    GlimmerTwin34
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was awesome! We were promptly seated at our reservation time & we were quickly taken care of with what the daily specials were while the waitress opened the bottle of wine that we brought. The food was deliciously prepared & at the perfect temperature. I had their steak special & it was cooked perfectly to my liking. Overall a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tapas and more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Attentive staff/nice atmosphere. Creative, flavorful menu. Original cocktails. Great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    thebigredBOAT
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were looking for a nice lunch spot in between winery visits while in Paso Robles, and La Cosecha was recommended by a few people we spoke with. I'm glad we took their advice! We had a great meal, with fresh & high-quality ingredients, and great service. My rating: Two forks up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food in Pasa Robles
    BurlpersonVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Glad to find this place because of SF Chronicle review by Michael Bauer. Try it. Not as crowded on the night we dined as some of the other places on the square. We were very happy with our choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fighting with flies
    yesplease
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    While the cocktails at La Cosecha were delicious, my shrimp was not properly cleaned and resulted in a gritty, sandy textured paella. The tables were so small that every time a new dish or beverage came out we found ourselves performing acrobatics just to accommodate our party of four. We barely had enough room to lift our elbows to eat the grimy paella special we had paid $19 for. Finally, as the subject alludes to, I had to fight the flies for my food and drink. I don't know about you, but when I am paying a $200 check, I usually don't like to have flies buzzing around my head and threatening to lay eggs on my appetizer. Couldn't they invest in some fans or find another way to keep the flies away? Very disappointing. Not worth it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    AbbyVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had brunch at this restaurant and it was wonderful. The daily ceviche (scallops and shrimp) was delicious and ample enough to share. My crab cakes with Manchego fondue (rather than hollandaise) was outstanding! The watermelon mimosa was also very tasty and at $5, a real bargain!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service outstanding!
    TonyVan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First time at La Cosecha. Party of 4 seated promptly at reservation time. Server was personable without being too casual. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. The octopus salad was very generous in all ways and delicious. I had the special of the day, a seafood stew (only $19.00) Delicious broth with clams, mussels, shrimp and fish. A mildly hot sauce was provided on the side. Nice touch so you could adjust your own heat level. My wife had the Halibut. Cooked perfectly. Nice selection of beers on tap. Much appreciated after a long day of wine tasting. We tried to come back the next night but they were full. Would eat there again in a NY minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Luv2sail
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Forth visit and have not been disappointed. Good service, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just right
    Food42
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at La Cosecha last week. My tortilla soup arrived hot and delicious. My pork chop was cooked perfectly. My husband enjoyed the paella special. Both of us agreed we would return with guests while splitting a generous creme brûlée for dessert. The wine menu featured local wines. Our service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Latin Fusion
    JP11
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is a great place in Paso Robles to try latin food from Central and South America. They have great seafood and a wonderful pork chop. We all enjoyed good food and the Brazilian fish stew was out of this world. This is a great place with window seats that look out over the park in downtown Paso so it is a nice place for lunch or dinner. The service was excellent and there was nothing to complain about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 43 reviews are from the La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Tapas & small plates rock!!!
    LagunaDave
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Chef Santos has created another gem in Paso Robles with his tapas style small plates at La Cosecha. The tortilla soup was unbelievably good and the empanadas are not to be missed. Great Paso Robles wine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another outstanding Paso resturant
    gigi3
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have eaten here twice. Both times have been excellent! The cerviche is out of this world. My only suggestion is to add a few other entree's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting New Restaurant
    LaHabraCookieVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Having dined many times at sister restaurant Il Cortile we wanted to try this place. The menu is interesting, however some of our choices were not to our taste. We would have liked to try the paella but it is risotto style and we like our rice dry. The empanadas are served with sauce on top, while my husband was expecting crisp pastries. The scallop appetizer had good flavors but the seared scallops were not cooked enough for us. The crab cakes were a very soft style, again not to our liking. We intended to try the pork medallion appetizer but it had run out, so we ordered the pork chop dinner to split and it was very good. Nice ambiance. Had a lovely bottle of wine from a pretty good wine list, and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • small but perfect
    pzap
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We sat outside facing the town park and the seats are lined up in a straight row(like a bar.) You wouldn't think it would work for a party of 3 but it was perfect. We were able to angle our chairs so we could visit and nibble very easily. Evenings in Paso Robles are beautiful so it was wonderful to be outside. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and efficient. It was a most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City style in Paso
    CounterbanderVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Sleek modern decor and inventive food create a cool city-like vibe in laid-back Paso. Spain and Argentina drive the eclectic menu. Paella with fluffy rice was tasty and cioppino was delicious. Wine list includes unusual choices from Spain and Portugal. Adventurous cocktails. Friendly competent service. Noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    Live2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had dinner here after a day of wine tasting. Brought our own wine, although they have a great wine list. Started off with the green salad, empanadas and scallop appetizer. Salad was good, the empanadas tasty, but the scallops were heavenly! They were on a bed of mash potatoes and topped with a mushroom sauce. My husbsnd ordered the NY steak and I the special seafood risotto. Both were excellent. Service was wonnderdul, from the GM who greeted and checked on us, our own waiter and the passing server who gave suggested wineries were should visit. Definitely a must when in Paso Robles!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Star
    TerrynJim
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The menu offered a good variety. The prices were reasonable and the food was excellent. The service was great and the staff was friendly. This was our first time there and we will definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The menu is very eclectic. There were four of us at the table and we all tried different cocktails and food items and everyone shared tastes. Excellent cocktails with a great variety and their own twist's on classics. All of the food items we tried were excellent as well. Our waitress was very informative and had a great sense of humor. Don't miss this one if you're in Paso Robles.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but noisy!
    BperrybreaVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was really good - I had the scallop appetizer along with splitting the kale salad and it was plenty of food. Corkage is $20/bottle which isn't too bad, but still at the high end. We enjoyed the evening and our waitress was great, but we finally had to get out of there as the noise level when the place is full just gets to be too much. I love a lively scene, but when you start shouting at your table mates to be heard, it's too loud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The SF food scene moves South
    Jason
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    If you are an SF or Berkely foodie traveling south on 101, you will feel right at home at this gem of a Spanish restaurant in Paso Robles. Right on the square, La Consecha will transport you to San Sebastián in terms of the tapas and the care shown in their preparation. The service is attentive and impeccable, and the fresh scallop and prawn ceviche is to die for. The wait staff is knowledgeable, and can be relied on for wine choices. All in all a destination restaurant to which we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Request
    tjw6150
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I have specific dietary needs. When I asked for a modification to the menu selection, there was no hesitation or problem with my request. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    PumpvixenVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The scallops were wonderful. My husband had their tasting menu with paired drinks, he really loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ceviche and Spare Ribs
    VickyVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Though unlikely, these two were outstanding dishes and I would highly recommend them. We also had the Paella which was very good but we prefer it prepared in a traditional paella pan so that you get the soccarat. Overall it's a terrific restaurant with enough unusual preparations that I say it's "fit for a foodie" and it has a nice energy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wining & Dining in Paso Robles
    Steve
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    My wife and I live in Napa/Sonoma wine country and know good food and wine. This restaurant is superb and ranks with some of the best. We shared six appetizers and each one of them was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    SalRVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    My wife and I had lunch here the day after we had lunch at Il Cortile, their sister restaurant, and we were, once again, amazed by Chef Santos' food!! Can't wait to go back to Paso and dine at his restaurants again! It's truly a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Pasowineo
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Lovely Peruvian food, great cocktails, awesome menu selection, great ambiance right on the park. Sit at one of the patio bar tops to enjoy the lovely Paso evenings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Bites
    AngeVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We had a late lunch here. Brought friends from San Diego here and they fell in love with the fresh from the garden take on Central and South American foods. Do the Ceviche. Try the cocktails, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Cosecha is outstanding!
    LagunaDave
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great appetizers, small plates, interesting wine list. Sherman is a terrific GM. Chef Santos was in the kitchen demonstrating his outstanding skills with food!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Cocktails...but
    Centaldiner
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The seafood Paella was outstanding, the salmon was perfect, the cocktails were fabulously creative. The only downfall was that as the night got colder they did not close the patio doors and I was shivering while sipping my cocktail. The group of us tasted nearly every cocktail on the menu, our favs were THE COSECHA.. & .PLUM SOUR....I would go back again, although I may ask to be seated further from the giant glass patio doors or wait till its warmer out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, boring food
    JohnH
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We really looked forward to some South American flair, and instead, found the food, presentation, and favors to be quite boring and ordinary. The appetizers were both good, tuna tartar and ceviche, and the entries both blah. Dessert was the same--ordinary at best, both in presentation and appeal. The South Americans deserve better, if their style of cuisine is to be featured. We never found it here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing: Seasonings, Portion
    nycam
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Maybe they were having a bad day, I don't know. The "Tortilla soup" was a slurry of vegetables and a creole-ish flavor that didn't work. We were surprised that the empanadas ALSO tasted like a peppery creole- and tasted too much like the soup! I'd read complaints about portion size, but they were about right for people ordering with the intent of getting an appetizer (tapas-size) for one, but not a suitable portion for sharing, unless a bite is all you want as your piece of the shared plate. The reviews were right- the portion sizes are out of scale with the prices. All in all, the atmosphere is nice, the people are nice but we won't be coming back in this lifetime.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not ready for prime time
    PastymeMusicVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I was eager to try La Cosecha, having heard favorable reports. However, our experience was severely marred by the fact that the kitchen seemed incapable of handling a full house. It took 75 minutes to receive our meals, and we noticed that several parties actually walked out before being served. We complained at the 50 minute mark, and the waitress told us that the kitchen had been "slammed." This seemed odd, as the place is fairly small and there were empty tables. The food itself was well prepared, interesting and tasty. However, the portions were very small and the prices very high. Not a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first visit to
    Wally
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This was our first visit to Paso Robles. Parking near the square was an adventure, to be sure. Once we got to La Cosecha, we had a great experience. We tried the local spirits from RE FIND. Glad we tried it, but prefer our local Watershed Gin and Watershed Vodka in Columbus, OH. Dinner was great. Black Bean Soup with Duck confit was tasty.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice find in downtown Paso Robles
    Brockdudes
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    This is the second time we've eaten at La Cosecha, this time with a couple of friends. In both cases, the food was interesting and very enjoyable. It was good to see that the menu was flexible and had changed considerably from our previous visit. We mostly stuck with a series of appetizers so we could try a variety of dishes. We started with tuna tartare and ceviche with both plantain and regular chips. The seafood was fresh and tasty so we moved on to some scallops and empanadas then finished with ribs followed by a shared coconut flan. Once again, all were excellent. Atmosphere was low key yet with enough energy to be enoyable. And service was straightforward and prompt. Another enjoyable visit - recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.