Trying to decide where to go on a Tuesday evening for a festive birthday dinner for my boyfriend and his two college-age children. Not looking to break the bank on this, and would like to be somewhere with a fun atmosphere, but definitely good food. He and I will have a more intimate celebration, involving Bibou, on another night, but Tuesday is his actual birthday and his children will be with us, and I'd like that to have some sort of specialness to it, too, and preferably someplace we've not yet been.
On basis of a little research on the boards, am considering La Calaca Feliz, Jamonera, and Modo Mio. Considered Barbuzzo but can't get a reservation for this Tuesday. Thoughts on these options? Other suggestions?