Last weekend my wife and I managed to have a quick dinner/movie date from some time we carved away from chauffeuring our children. We found ourselves at Atlantic Station with an hour for a light meal. In other words, we wanted a glass of wine and enough food to keep us from getting hungry later.
But where to go when we don’t want to commit to a full meal, but don’t want to eat in one of those step-above-fast-food joints? We’ve always had this dilemma in Atlantic Station.
We finally decided to check out Rosa Mexicano. We hadn’t been in a couple of years — not since a big dinner that was more expensive than it was good. But we managed to snag a great table on the patio with a couple of drinks. The house specialty guacamole served in a molcajete was a hefty $12, which seemed excessive at first glance. But we ended up with a huge portion of fantastic guac — lumpy and fresh — served with a basket of chips, two hot salsas and an endless supply of small, warm, handmade tortillas. It was…well…dinner.
We also appreciated the great service — from the hostess who found us a great table, to the jokey manager to the attentive waiter. All in all, it was a pretty swank experience for a little more than $30 with tip.