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Acuario - new location in Port Chester


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Acuario - new location in Port Chester

Robotron | | May 11, 2007 12:29 PM

My co-worker and I tried the new Acuario location for the first time today. Don't remember the exact address but it's right next to Tandoori-Taste Of India at 163 N Main St. The old space looked like a hole in the wall. This new space looks wonderful. Bright and airy, with small aquariums mounted on the walls.

Sadly, including us, there were only 4 diners in the restaurant. But I did see some takeout orders being picked up.

There's a lunch menu of between $8 and $12. You pick an entree, and 2 sides (rice, fries, tostones, salad, yuca, or beans). Lunch specials come with free soup and free soda. Definitely a bargain.

I ordered pork chops, and they come back 5 minutes later to tell me they are out. I ordered grilled steak instead. It was a decent steak, in a smaller lunch portion size. Got beans and rice. The beans were very bland until I added a ton of the green hot sauce on it.

My friend had the fish of the day, which was tilapia in a tomato based sauce. The sauce was a little spicy, which gives a little kick to the mild fish.

The free chicken soup comes with a big chunk of chicken, and flavored with cilantro. I liked it. The chicken didn't taste like it was boiled to death to extract all the flavor. Anyway, a decent soup.