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2313 First Ave. (Battery St.) Send to Phone

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Fandango Restaurant Review

: Fandango is the second restaurant opened by chef Christine Keff (of Flying Fish, which is located a stone's throw away) and the focus is Latin cuisine. However inclement the weather outside, we always feel completely transported to warmer climes inside the brightly hued and softly lit bar, where, upon each visit, we reacquaint ourselves with the extensive and impressive list of tequilas. (Patron Reposado is a favorite.) Beyond the hostess station, a passageway, with the large exhibition kitchen on your left and a wall lined with booths on your right, leads you to the plush dining room with high ceilings, palm trees and Valentine red tea-cup booths. Start your visit by sipping on one of the house signature drinks, the ubiquitous mojito, a muddled drink of sugar cane juice, rum and fresh mint leaves on the rocks. We are fans of the heavenly Argentinean carpaccio with chimichurri sauce and mushroom ceviche, and the Caesar salad, served with Parmesan and anchovies, is delicious, despite croutons that are occasionally past their prime. The Bahia mussels, stewed with tomato and coconut milk, make tender vessels for a smoky broth. Although the suckling pig doesn't look like much on the plate, the flavor is to die for. Served with beans, poblano chiles and extra tortillas, it's enough to satisfy two hungry diners---maybe three!


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