Best Peruvian food in the city!.
"What can I say... This place rocks! I've been there a handful of times the last few months and EVERY time the meal and service was outstanding. All the plates that I've tried were amazing. It's best to go in a big group so you can sample as many of them as possible.
If you like Mojito's you're in for a treat. And the wine selection isn't anything to scoff at either. I was here for my birthday and the group I was with decided to go with the desert wine pairings with desert and they were delicious.
And to top it all off... it's reasonably priced. Where else can you go to dinner with a group of friends, order tons of food and drinks and walk out under $60? At Destino!"
Rude Matire'd, Slow Service, Mediocre Food- Overhyped.
I always try to give a restaurant a second chance...and a third. And now, I'm going to have to review it. Let's start with the poor service- the matire'd was incredibly rude (i.e. we walked in, were told we could return in an hour for a table and as we turned to leave, a customer at the bar offered up his seat, at which point the maitre'd stepped in and said, "No, they can't have your seat," before we had a chance to say, "Thank you, but we were leaving."
**We've made reservations twice before and apparently a reservation at a certain time means you get to wait half an hour at the bar.
Then service is SLOOOW (although I complain about restaurants who bring out dishes 2 minutes after you order and they're cold, I also wonder about the ones who take 30-40 minutes for basic appetizers).
Mediocre food. It's so mediocre that I have nothing more to say about it. I guess their amazing drinks keep them in business....
Best Latin/Small Plates/Service.
This place is truly amazing. The menu is fresh and always changing. The Service is always friendly and they go above and beyond.
Food is simply amazing!
Stuffed for $50 bucks. 2 couples had one cocktail each, shared a bottle of wine, lots of small plates and sides, one shared large plate, 3 desserts, and the total with tip came to $50/per person -- great deal! Good food and fun with a small group. Dishes came out slowly, but I would have minded more if they had been delivered all at once. So if you can be patient and enjoy the pacing, you'll have a nice meal. I've been here twice and enjoyed it both times. I would definitely go back. I might skip the desserts next time -- they were okay, but not spectacular.
Perfect place. I suppose everyone is looking for something different. But for me, this place is perfect. It is nice and small with great ambience. The service is provided by a consistent crew of nice folks. The food is excellent. I have been there several times and don't have much on the negative side to say. Oh, and don't forget to try the Pisco or a Mohito - they're great.
Dreaming of Destino. I haven't been able to get this restaurant out of my mind since my recent date there. It is one of the most unique restaurants in the city and I'm a native. The food was so warm-comforting-decadent. The ambiance, though not quiet, fits perfectly into the room which reminds me of my cuban grandparents house, but in a good way. The details, the warm chatter of people loving being there, it's all wrapped up in this small yet a gem of a restaurant. My date and I stayed way longer than we should have despite the line forming at the entrance. I highly recommend Destino.
Everything tasted the same. The service was very spotty. One of the entrees for our party came 10 minutes after everybody else was served. All of the food tasted somewhat acidic and not very flavorful. Not a good value. We won't go back.
poor service. overall the food was pretty good but not impressive enough to make up for pretty poor service. the room is cool and drinks were good but we waited forever to have our drink order taken and food actually came out pratically all at once and before the drinks had even arrived. the sea bass ceviche was delicious as were the two desserts (tres leches and apple turnovers we tried. The other dishes were good not great.
It's pretty decent, but not earth-shattering. Went in on a Thursday night (2 of us). Were seated immediately. I like the room - it's kind of fun with the religious artifacts on the walls. Service was attentive and pleasant. I thought the size of tapas was about right ... we ordered 5 or 6 for 2 of us and it was way more food than necessary. My other half said the cerviche was delicious, though most of the other tapas were just okay - they didn't blow me away. My favorite was the creamed/shredded chicken tapa. Would I go again? Probably yes, because I don't cook this kind of food at home.
madame Jo writes:.
...after playing my concerts, or hanging out with costumers, or friend's, or before and after the Opera, or the concert, go and visite James and the staff of Destino, get a little table with my closes friend's, well...that's life!
thank you guys!
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!