This tiny restaurant with four tables and six bar stools is across the street from La Merced church. The food has a strong French influence. Seafood specials are served on Tuesday and Friday.
Hector’s doesn’t have a sign. Only a small chalkboard of specials on the door. Actually, Hector’s seemed to be even lower key on my most recent visit. There was only a mirror in the door with “Yes, this is Hector’s” faintly written in white at the top. Underneath were two 8 x 11 sheets of white paper with the menu.
I had no intention of returning to Hector’s. I liked the food well enough but I didn’t get what all the fuss was about. Still, even on that first visit, I had one of the best preparations of duck I have ever had in my life.
It was lunch time. I was near La Merced. It started to rain. There was Hector’s a few steps away. Why not? A little prayer of thanks to the food gods. This time I got what Hector’s was all about and I’m glad I stopped in again.
Here's what I had rated from A+ to F -
C …... Green and black olives
A- ….. Red pepper, string bean and zucchini quiche with salad
A- ….. Frites with house-made catsup
B + … Beer
B + … Kahlua ice cream with strawberry coulis
Service: B - … Very good
Ambiance: B - … Very good
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