Arcos- new restaurant on Broadway (astoria)
Just went out with the family on Monday-- we were on our way to Tierras Colombianas when we stumbled at this new place-its next door to Tierras-- i believe it used to be Caos? From the outside it looked really clean, and so we were drawn to it. As we walked in, we were greeted by a waitress and the owner-- a really nice man.
The restaurant was beautifully decorated, and was pretty spacious. The owner had been our waiter, as he explained he had just opened one week ago. We decided to try every appetizer on the lunch menu, and enjoyed many of them. The Chourico Assado was my favorite part...!! amaaaaaazing sausage that smelled looovely and was brought flambeed to our table. It smelled and tasted sooooo good! The Pastel De Bacalhau- was less tasty-- as the cod fish had too many bread crumbs in it, although the baby greens and rasberry vinaigrette dressing was really good. I loved the Lulas Fritas-- fried calamari, but did not try the Lula Grelhados-- which my sister says was amazing. I then ordered the pork chops wth onions and peppers, which was reaaaaaaaaaaallllly good- my dad got the tortellini--which he said he enjoyed, and my sister ate the rigatoni vodka with chicken.
We finished the lunch off with espresso and an amazing chocolate cake.. mmm... (it had 3 types of chocolates in it!!) :) Botttom line: I loved the new place-- great manager, beautiful restaurant, and very tasty good... ohh the manager is also the chef! He was really sweet, and I definitely am going back--(or ordering takeout--I'm looking at the outgoing menu as we speak)!! Anyone else try it yet???