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May 10, 2007 02:07 PM

Cafe Atlantico, what do you think??

i hear all the hype about Minibar, and i was curious if Cafe Atlantico is anything close? Going out with some friends, none of which have the patience or the desire to do the Minibar, though i cant wait to try it one day. Is it worth going to Atlantico, or should we go to one of the many other great restaurants in the city??

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  1. I haven't been in about 2 years, but I love Cafe Atlantico. Food is great and there's just something about the place that I love. And the rose petal sorbet rocks. And great mojitos.

    I think it's time for me to go back.

    1. I had a great meal there last month before a show at the Shakespeare. Don't remember exactly what we got, but we ordered off the pre-theater menu, and we were both extremely pleased with our selections.

      It was our first time there, and we definitely added it to our "will return" list.

      1. I have season Shakespeare tickets and find myself there a couple times a year when I'm not in a tapas mood. It's always been consistent, and I love their guacamole (made tableside and you get to determine how spicy). I have had great duck confit there - just falling off the bone. Nice atmosphere too.

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        1. re: baconjen

          You actually remind me that we ordered the guacamole at the bar before we sat down for dinner - and it was fantastic. Better than Rosa Mexicano, and the guacamole and margaritas are the only reasons to go to RM!

          1. re: DanielK

            Oh yeah - WAY better guacamole than Rosa Mexicana. Great drinks too - forgot to mention that - especially mojitos and some other thing that begins with the letter c.

            I keep meaning to start a post to slam the DC Rosa Mexicana.

              1. re: mrspvr

                I seem to remember that capirianhas are on the menu, though I won't swear to it.

                1. re: mrspvr

                  When I was there a month ago they were on the brunch menu but I haven't tasted them. Instead I had a mango mojito that was really good...but nothing like a traditional mojito.

            1. re: baconjen

              Their duck confit is incredible!! I had it during the brunch and its so different then typical French duck confit. I think it had some sort of crystalized sugar on it or something because it almost tasted like candy on the outside. Very good!!!

            2. I've been there twice. Some of the food was good, some was not. Nothing I would describe as 'great' and nothing that makes me want to go back. I do not consider it to be close to the Minibar experience, although some folks have posted that the Latina Dim Sum brunch on weekends is.

              1. Try the Latin Dim Sum brunch. It's just wonderful.