Nada definitely something...
And by "something," I mean fabulous.
I went last night with three friends and had a great time. The service was great and the food was wonderful. We all shared and were passing plates around like mad people...
crispy masa boats + short ribs + chipotle salsa + cotija cheese + pickled onions
Know this: I am not a violent woman. But I felt like hitting someone after I ate these. Doesn't make sense, does it? That I would hit someone because something is delicious, I mean. That's how good they were...
scallop + shrimp + orange + chipotle
The citrus was pleasant without overpowering the mildness of the seafood. And the presentation made me want to take it home. Gorgeous and tasty.
mahi mahi tacos 10
fried mahi mahi “baja style” + guacamole + pico de gallo
I've tried "fish tacos" many times before, and I have always been disappointed by a corn tortilla that overpowered a mild fish, or a fish (clearly not the freshest) that overpowered the other flavors in the dish. Not so at Nada. Every flavor was bright and identifiable but they played together like old friends.
chicken taquitos 7
crispy chicken tacos + asadero cheese and queso fresco + crema + tomatillo salsa
"Crispy." They called that right. I had to keep looking at it, asking, "This is chicken?" It was so juicy and flavorful, I just knew it had to be something else. Mmm...
shrimp and tamal 23
grilled yogurt marinated shrimp + sweet corn tamal + salsa verde
Two of us ordered this and we were glad we did. That way, we had enough of the tamal to go around. The shrimp was wonderful and I adore tomatillos, but that sweet, dense cake of corn was amazing and the star of that plate. I could have eaten a bowl of it...
plantain and potato mash 6
This savory/sweet side dish was tasty. But the powerful flavors that I had already enjoyed made for a tough act to follow. Hence, I enjoyed it and it was a very comforting dish, but it paled in comparison to everything else on our table.
mahi mahi 22
charred corn and fregula + jalapeno pesto + tomato vinaigrette
The fish was cooked to perfection. The exterior, slightly crisp, gave way to the glorious sheen of moist, flaky deliciousness. I wanted more flavor in the corn, but it is January... All things considered, it was still amazing.
For dessert, two of my friends had:
warm chocolate torte 8
torte + madisono’s banana foster gelato
I was sated and didn't want to indulge. But they both agreed that it was very good. Before dinner, I enjoyed a grapefruit margarita, and wanted another. And another. Oh, if I could have stumbled home... Have you been to Nada? Leave your own review.