Saturday, we tried a new restaurant, in David, that I had seen a week or so before. To get to it, you turn right off the InterAmerican Highway at the corner by the KFC and go about three blocks. On the left you will see the following sign.
Here is the front of the restaurant. It is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM.
The inside is nicely done is what I would call a Mediterranean style. I was not expecting to see such an elegant décor in a restaurant whose sign says “Fast Food”.
The menu is reasonably large and there are some items I might consider fast food such as sandwiches, hotdogs and hamburgers. Here is the current menu.
One in our party is a Sancocho fan and ordered it. She was not disappointed. This may have been the best value and best prepared item that we ordered. Two thumbs up.
Two people ordered the meal of the day which had a choice of chicken breast, pork chops or something else that I forgot. It had a nice sized chicken breast, beans, rice, some interesting vegetables and platano. It cost $5.00 and was rated as fair.
I considered ordering a hamburger, which was priced at $3.95, but decided to try one of the beef plates and ordered Tornado Rossini ($14.00). It came with French fries, the interesting vegetables and rice on a side plate.
From the price, the décor of the restaurant and the nicely dressed waiter, I was expecting an elegantly presented meal. Somehow, white rice and French fries didn’t seem to fit. The vegetables were OK, but nothing I would ask for the recipe of. The meat was cooked as requested, but I thought the sauce was pretty salty.
I asked what desserts they had and was told they had a cheese tort with ice cream. It was not listed on the menu, so I assumed it was special.
The price was $4.00. As it turns out, it was a PriceSmart cream cheese tort. The entire cake at PriceSmart is about $4.00. I have bought too many not to recognize it.
All in all I think this restaurant has a way to go. They have invested a lot of money to make it a nice restaurant. It has the potential of being a positive memorable experience. However, if I am going to pay $14.00 for a meal, it had better be first class and this was not equal to the price. For $14.00 I can think of at least three other restaurants I would choose to go to.
I hope others try this restaurant. It could be that I was there on a bad day. Following is the card for the restaurant.