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Modesto Restaurant Review

: With a couple-dozen tapas dishes priced under $10, Modesto affordably captures the essence of a Spanish café. Customers can while away hours nibbling on the likes of steamed mussels in tomato-Cognac sauce, smoked trout with crispy chickpeas in quince vinaigrette, fried cauliflower in truffle oil or crispy pork belly with sherried onions and fig glaze. The chef’s use of authentic ingredients --- Serrano ham, manchego cheese, Arbequina olive oil --- and preparation styles from across Spain have established its reputation as a food-lovers’ destination. Servers understand the menu, and they’ve mastered the pace of cyclical ordering and serving to ensure tapas-style dining is fun. If you prefer an entrée, the paella with chicken, chorizo and seafood is a feast. The all-Spanish wine list offers interesting possibilities, as do the creatively conceived cocktails. An all-night happy hour makes Tuesday and Thursday popular nights at the bar.

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Terrible experience
by nancydrew7 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:14 am
I had been to Modesto for the fifth and final time on Friday, October 23. I chose it for a get together with friends, as I have thoroughly enjoyed the first four trips. Apparently, my luck had run out. We had a reservation for 10 at 6. At 6:30 we were informed that we needed to speed it up as there was another reservation at 8 pm for that table. It didn't set the right tone and we waited 40 minutes for things from the grill. They said that the grill was backed up. Even if we wanted to eat quickly, it would not have been possible. And my husband did not get his final entree. The waitress claimed she just took it off of the table, after we asked. It is a shame when you spend two hours at dinner and still have to hit the White Castle because you didn't get any food.
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