Rioja Week brought me to Yerba Buena, $35 dinner that includes appetizer, entree and a glass of wine.
I heard a lot of good things about this Latin restaurant and I was eager to try it. I got the arepas with pork belly, shrimp in some red sauce and a glass of wine that comes with my dinner. My boyfriend ordered the tilapia salsa and Lechon (suckling pig)
I think my favorite is definitely the arepas. It comes with two mini ones. The pork belly is just so tender it feel like it is melting in my mouth. It is well stewed as well. I think the tilapia is just too little food despite the refreshing flavor and tender fish. The entree I got comes with like 6 jumbo shrimp cooked in some really yummy red sauce. I thought it wasn't enough food but it turned out to be just right.
My boyfriend's braised beef short rib is also super tender and flavorful. Another great thing about this place is our lovely waiter gave us more than 1 glass! It is more like 3!!!
Finally, we ended our dinner with the warm Mexican Chocolate cake with mint ice cream. Honestly I couldn't taste much of the ""Mexican"" in the cake but it is great - warm, chocolaty, minty and rich.
Pros: Friendly service, amazing food and great cocktail selections
Cons: tiny space