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Elyssa Jan 10, 2014 11:58 AM

I'm thinking about checking out Aventura tonight. Has anyone been yet? Good? Bad? Meh?

Any favorite dishes?

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    BobRe RE: Elyssa Jan 10, 2014 12:44 PM

    I went there last Friday night for the first time. I liked it.

    We had the HAMBURGUESA DE CORDERO (lamb hamburgers) and the COCHINILLO (suckling pig).

    The Cochinillo comes with your choice of 3 side dishes. We got the flat bread pizza, the mushrooms, and the potatoes.

    Everything was very good.

    The ambience is a bit busy, and a little on the loud side maybe, but it is still interesting.

    I'm looking forward to going back and trying more items. There's plenty to chose from for sure.

    http://aventuraannarbor.com/food-menu/

    Bob

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      bellmont RE: Elyssa Jan 10, 2014 03:58 PM

      This may be too late for your visit tonight, but anyway:
      We went there for dinner 3 weeks ago. It has a lot of potential and we would certainly go back.
      The Patatas Bravas are exceptional. The best I've ever had, and I've had them in Spain.
      The Pimentos de Padron (our reference dish in any tapas place) was average. Similar to what I make at home with padron peppers when they're available in season at the A2 Farmers Market.
      The Cochinillo was disappointing - served cold and flavorless. The accompaniments were good, as was the crisp skin.
      The Datiles con Chorizo was also average; I was expecting a salty sweet bomb, but it tasted pretty flat.

      We all enjoyed the vibe of the place. Great addition to the A2 restaurant scene.

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