Sat out on the patio, beautiful view, im sold right there, river and sunset to boot, great service, im in heaven....then the food came...hopes dashed.
We first ordered drinks, very impressed so far, affordable ($5.50 for a microbrew, $7 for cocktail - no complaints), ordered an appy, calamari, $13, a little above average but if its good Ide even pay more.... wasnt good, average at best. First off, the calamari itself was fine, batter was nice light, not greasy, well cooked.... the tzatziki was a bit odd, tasteless, no yogurt flavor, and large chunks of cucumber that you cant scoop up with the soft calamari, just didnt fit the dish. They advertised cilantro calamari, i love cilantro, but it was mixed into the batter and deepfried??? , odd never seen deep fried cilantro, zero cilantro flavor, why not use fresh cilantro? odd cooking style.
Next we ordered entries, Paella and quesadillas, the quesadillas were quite good, although the plate was void of anything but the quesadillas, no even a piece of parsley or cantaloupe something? just seemed lazy, but they where good so no complaints there.
Paella potentially good but ruined, mushy, lazy, tasteless. First off, huge muscles ontop, impressed until realized their almost completely RAW with the texture of SNOT or FLEM or SPIT? not to appetizing, not to mention the health hazard, meals ruined at that point really but I scraped them to the side, went on eating hoping for better.
The next taste, cheap canned tomatoes and plain white rice? are you joking? no seafood flavor, no saffron flavor, no chirizo flavor, no spice flavors whatsoever, just bland tomato and rice, similar to ricearoni, very very disappointing; just throwing this out there... why not use fresh tomatoes?
Three tiny pieces of chirizo in the entire 5 pound tasteless rice mountain? worst of all, non of the flavors were infused into the dish, must have just added the seafood and sausage right at the end, after the rice was prepared(eg/ dump almers can into plain rice). paella is supposed to be stewed like a soup, rice added last so all the flavors infuse together with the rice.... lazyness.
I would still go back, I like the place, but I will not order an entree again, I would stick to simpler menu selections, beers and wings, beers and burgers, nachos and beers. To bad place has so much potential :)