My husband brought home takeout for the family from El Poblano last night. It was delicious. This is not standard "Mexican" food. The flags flying were from Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico. Judging only from the food we ate, I don't think Mexico has the primary influence.
Unfortunately I can't tell you the names of most of our dishes, because he just ordered a few random things and there wasn't a copy of the menu to bring home :( But I can tell you that none of the items were food that you'd get at another local Mexican eatery.
One item was Papusas, which are Salvadoran. They are delicious and definitely not health food.
We'll go back!
Very good place. We had an excellent evening. Not sure what Fritz is talking about. The beer was great and so was the food.
We like their bbq. I love the pulled pork and the smoked turkey is great too. My husband likes the baked potato they cover with brisket. We've tried it all and like the meats. The kids usually get the smoked sausage. I'm not that thrilled with the sides. The baked beans are pretty good, but the rest I could leave it. There is always a line out the door here too.
Who wrote this review an alien! Come in on Friday nights and the locals are packing the restaurant. Do you want good food or urban stuckup. this place has good food and the locals keep coming back for more!
comfort food in the form of sandwiches!
I've been there several times -- and have always enjoyed the food and service. Evenings are always packed...doesn't matter which day of the week. It's definitely one of my top favorites. I understand why someone would consider it "flock mentality." But, it's good. That's it.
The perfect dive! Great food and fabulous service. The owner is a little nuts but is rarely there.
Totally delicious. Be sure to get the green papaya salad on your taco/burrito/bowl. They make their flour tortillas fresh. The braised pork is outstanding, as is the corn salsa. They make their own guacamole - none of that neon green paste that tries to pass.
Loved the food - truffle coated french fries, tempura fried bacon, tasty shrimps all with nice dipping sauces. The music was outstanding and the place was comfortable with an elegant, upscale vibe. Only complaint was the noise level in the room - lots of hard reflective surfaces and chatty youngsters.
My wife and I ate there last night and this summary of whats wrong with this place is the problem most small businesses have in getting started...I look at it like this my mother raised me on good home cooked italian food and it is all about the flavoring...I had the Eggplant and also sampled the meatballs and the tomatoes with mozz/basil....
I loved it the thing to remember here is you can go anywhere and get fast food or some places to have fine dining and you will pay either way for it heartburn and indegestion from fast food and pricy small portions from a fine dining establishment...
Dats Italian is like sitting down to my mothers table and her saying eat eat...JoAnn and Dennis treat you like you just came over to their house for a meal complete with the manners and hospitality of a family sit down...I do not know where Bryce is from but in my home town if you have the nerve to eat at my table and then complain about it you may find yourself in the alley behind the building with a broken leg...italian food is about eating and having family around and Dats Italian made us feel like family we will go back often...
Thanks for the experience
The curry chicken salad sandwich and the Reuben are also mighty mighty tasty!
I was never a big fan of chimichangas, the server (Ruben) suggested one & it was fabulous. The deep fried tortilla was crispy and the flavor was awesome. The chicken tasted just like the one my mother makes. I have been there 4 times. My kids love the food. The Red and Green Chile are authentic Mexican dishes, they are full of flavor and it shows how much effort they put into cooking a great home made meal. The presentation of the dishes are beautiful, we had the chicken flautas appetizer and it came with the vibrant colors of the Mexican flag. You will not be disappointed, and their variety of margaritas is amazing. They have authentic margaritas that you will not find anywhere else.
I love it but quit ordering due to very slow delivery times and always getting cold pizza... it's just too expensive for that and I only live 5 blocks away... sad loss
My honey and I went last Friday night to celebrate our anniversary. The Veal Tuscano and Chicken Marsala were superb. The service, however, left a lot to be desired. Our server was harried and not very attentive. We felt like we were on a production line.
My birthday cake was decorated perfectly! However, the inside of the cake and icing (carrot cake) left a little to be desired. It was quite dry, and the frosting layers were not up to the quality i expected. However, I would still recommend them.....maybe just not that flavor. Also, the price was great.....$40 to feed 30+ people!
I recently paid a visit to the Firehouse annex out in Black Forest. Located in the back room of a little grocery store, it has exactly 3 tables and a limited menu consisting of the basics. I ordered a plate of brisket and pulled pork. It was wonderful. Juicy, served without any sauce. You pick up a squeeze bottle of your choosing and can put on as much or little as you want. Sides were good too. There is no table service, just go to the counter and order your food. Got get your own damn drink and sit down and eat some very good BBQ.
I've been to this restaurant quite a few times and have had great experiences every time! It's a small local spot that serves up some great italian flavor in every dish. Everything tastes very fresh and the portions are a very decent size. I also love their Bella salad with a great raspberry vinaigrette!
I have lived in Korea and am impressed with the authentic quality of their food, although the restaurant seems to be divided into a "Korean side" and an "American side". The Korean Bulgogi Bbque is a consistent favorite of mine. I tried to engage the Korean staff by greeting them in their own language and was ignored - smiles were superficial and not the most attentive. But the food makes up for it and I will be back again!
A quiet, gentle place overlooking Colorado Ave. with plenty of corners to disappear into with a book or your thoughts. Unassuming atmosphere, good selection of coffees and teas made a cup at a time.
Good pizza, good calzones, both with great toppings options, but the sandwiches are GREAT. Especially the cold turkey sandwich. A fresh tasting sub with "better-than-your-average-sub" bread... crusty on the outside, soft on the inside. Simple. Casual atmosphere, friendly service, inexpensive and family friendly.
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