I was looking for Rouge et Blanc on Macdougal street and saw a restaurant that was pretty full and had no name on the outside. So I figured it was Rouge et Blanc. Then I picked up a menu at the podium and saw the place was called Comodo. The food is Latin American, mostly Ecuadorian and Peruvian I was told. I believe the chef is from Ecuador. The staff is all from Latin America.
It is their first week open. They can order wine for you from the liquor store. They offered Sangria, so I thought because they didn't have a liquor license it was complimentary but it was not free.
For an appetizer I had the ceviche of pollack , it was prepared very well. But according to my dinner partner, it didn't compare to the ceviche in Peru.
For a main course, we had scallops with chipotle and avocado sauce, it was very tasty, but the plate looked kind of sparse. 5 scallops surrounding some salad greens, for around $24.
We also had the Cochinita on a rice grit cake and spinach. The portion could have been bigger here too. But the slow cooked pork was excellent, with some pork skin served with it. The rice grit cake , i thought was undercooked white rice, so , now that i see it was a "rice grit cake" maybe that's how it is supposed to be. The spinach I thought was collard greens, and it was just about a tablespoon of it. The place is small, the A/C was not working too well, so they had a fan blowing too. I think the place has potential, and the more feed back they get , certain improvements can be made. The staff was very attentive and very friendly. I will come back in a few weeks.
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