Friday, June 19, 2009

Café Atlantico

Last date I was here: 06/19/2009

Restaurant: Café Atlantico (http://www.cafeatlantico.com/)

Location: Archives/Naval Memorial (8th St NW between D & E St)

Total Rating: 4.55
Food: 5, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 4


Summary: Serving Central and South American food, this three-story award winning restaurant is modern and refreshing. Located near the Spy Museum, this is a great date spot popular for its inquisitive food and amazing cocktails - superb Caipirinhas. Closest Metro is Archive/Naval Memorial or Gallery Place.

May 2006: It was very crowded the nice I went, and we unfortunately got stuck at a small table right by the the drafty door, but the food made up for it. Recommend getting the fresh guacomole to start as they make it customized to spice level at your table . I would like to try this restaurant again as their menu has changed since I was last there.

UPDATE: I met some old co-workers for lunch here and we really enjoyed our meal. They ordered the burger and torta sandwhich and said the fries were tasty, too. The ketchup served with them is a little different, with an extra kick! We sat outside and it was a lovely day and great for people watching. Our server was very friendly and answered all our questions with ease. I think they will want to come back for dinner, drinks, and dessert!

What I ate:



Guacamole
repared tableside and served with flour tortillas


Scallops
coconut rice, crispy rice, ginger, lime froth
Huitlacoche Quesadilla
Mexican “truffle” and mushroom quesadillasun-dried tomato oil, guacamole and pebre

Plus Keith ate:


Feijao Tropeiro
deconstructed version of the Brazilian classic
black beans with pork, white rice, farofa, oranges, sautéed collard greens with garlic
with choice of grilled chicken or grilled pork chop


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