C invited me to a little yelp/twitter get together last Wednesday and the venue was at Anejo. I only recently joined Twitter so the whole thing is still kinda foreign to me but nothing wrong with meeting new people who enjoys food and having a great time, right? There I met Wanda, Terry and Nicole whom are all very involved in social media.
Here’s what was ordered tonight:
Anejo Platter – $34
This was on a feature menu. The platter consists of empanadas, shrimp & scallop ceviche and chubacapra rolls, served with habanera & chimichurri sauce, and pickled vegetable of some sort. I didn’t try anything from here but it was enjoyed by the gang.
Guacamole – $14
Terry ordered this as he spoke very highly of it and he was extremely gracious to share some with me! I think it’s a neat concept that it is freshly made at table side. It was very fresh and tasty – kind of reminded me of Mexico… but the price is definitely steep. Mind you I am not in Mexico so $4 of a gigantic plate of guacamole won’t be found here but still… I would say you are definitely paying a premium price for food at this venue.
This was served with the guacamole. I’m not sure if these were made in house but I liked them – crispy and not over-salted. I was actually kind of surprised that complimentary tortilla chips and salsa was not served.
Tuna Tartare – $17
This was my appy. I still haven’t got over the fresh ahi tuna in Hawaii so I order tuna tartare every chance I get. The tuna was very fresh, and the tartare was very refreshing from the lime marinade. I also like how the slice of watermelon beneath soaked up all all the flavors.
Tacos – 1 for $5/ 3 for $14 and 6 for $24
I keep hearing how good the tacos here are, but I generally don’t care for them so I didn’t order any, but everyone else did. I have to say the cod one (in the background) did look REALLY good. Pictured here are the abodo pork and vegetarian (I think).
Mahi Mahi Sandwich + Side Salad – $19
Trying to eat a bit healthier and lighter, I chose this as my main. The fish in my sandwich was cooked perfectly and it was still buttery smooth. Hmmmm. There was a spicy aioli (didn’t know) in there that gave it a great kick but it was tolerable. The only thing I didn’t like was the sandwich got soggy really fast so it was pretty messy trying to eat it and hold everything together at the same time. About half way through I gave up and just threw everything into the salad (except the bun) and ate it that way. The salad was pretty standard with a mild dressing.
Service was great – our server actually asked me for feedback on the mahi mahi sandwich as it is a new item on their menu. The food was good, but I wasn’t wow’ed or anything so the hunt to find good, authentic Mexican food in this city is still on! Price is definitely on the high side and I wouldn’t say the food here is traditionally Mexican – more like Mexican with a twist. I wouldn’t mind coming back and try out their tacos if I’m ever in the mood for them.