We finally made it to Manolin!
The restaurant does not take reservations so it can be almost impossible to have a table unless you are comfortable with waiting 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Expect a longer wait if you have a party of more than 2.
We went on a Tuesday and the restaurant runs a little bit slowly on that day of the week. At 7:30, we only waited 20 minutes close to the fire pit in the patio and had a cocktail while we waited.
At Manolin, the menu is very short. Plates are supposed to be shared: they offer 4 fish plates, 3 vegetables plate, 4 main dishes from the grill, and 3 desserts. Everything was very tempting on the menu, and we finally opted to share 5 plates.
- Albacore Ceviche with quinoa and grapefruit (pictured)
- Rockfish ceviche, lime, chili, with sweet potato,
- White anchovy with beets, (pictured)
- Winter vegetable slaw, spicy almonds (pictured)
- Grilled beef, potato, radish
It was really really good. Everything was very subtle. The Albacore Ceviche was very fresh and light. The rockfish ceviche had a delicious balance of taste. The beef was perfectly cooked and so were the small potatoes. The winter vegetable slaw had a very nice sauce and the spicy almonds were a perfect addition.
Our waiter was super nice and all the staff very friendly. The place is simply but warmly decorated.
I may go back very soon. They offer happy hour from 4 to 6pm