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doberlady Jan 25, 2009 05:15 AM

What are your thoughts on Aquario. Thinking about going with 12 people>

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    Westjanie Jan 25, 2009 10:04 AM

    Which one are you talking about? Aquario in Silver Lake or Acuario in Port Chester???

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      doberlady Jan 26, 2009 02:38 AM

      Aquario in Silver Lake.

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        Westjanie Jan 26, 2009 05:53 AM

        We like it a lot and have been going for years. Coincidentally, we were just there this past weekend after an unusally long (several months) hiatus. It's a comfortable space with tables not crowded together, good food and prices reasonable for what you get. They seemed a bit understaffed when we were there this week, so there were some lapses in service (nothing awful) but this may just have been because people were out with the flu or something. I had the mariscada, which had half a lobster, several shrimp, scallops, and 2 each large clams and mussels. My husband had the broiled seafood combo and commented that all were cooked just right. Everything comes with crisply cooked mixed veg and rice and black beans. I don't remember the exact prices but each was under $25. They start off the meal with a teeny freebie -- sometimes chorizo slices, this weekend some cheese, and bring some grapes with the check. They are also set up to handle largish groups.

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          Marge Jan 26, 2009 11:40 AM

          We haven't been in too long also--never had a bad meal there. Standouts for me include stuffed squid and grilled sardine appetizers, red snapper baked with sweet onion, very, very good pork and clams. The owner is very nice, and we always ask him to choose a wine for us--he has never tried to take advantage of us, always chooses a reasonably priced wine.

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            pobo Jan 29, 2009 12:30 PM

            We haven't been in a while, either, but we liked it, kind of old fashioned-type restaurant.

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