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Mumbles...Who knew it would be so good? !

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Mumbles...Who knew it would be so good? !

rose | Apr 21, 2006 02:13 PM

My boyfriend and I wanted to enjoy the day yesterday and eat dinner outside but not far from home. We tried Shake Shack, Pete's Tavern & Casa Mono (the doors were open) but they were all packed. We wandered over to Third Avenue and were so sick of looking we just decided to go to Mumbles since they had outdoor seating.

First of all, it was 6:30 and they have a early bird dinner special from 5:00-7:00. You get any entree with a salad or soup to start for $12.95. They had a couple specials of the day so I asked the waiter and he recommended the Mahi Mahi.

Our salads arrived first, hardly any green lettuce mostly light green-yellow. Pretty much what I figured it was going to be like so I wasn't too excited for my meal. But then it came...The Mahi Mahi was AMAZING! It came glazed with a balsamic sauce on top of a bed of wilted arugula. Then on top of the fish there was eggplant caponata which had a nice sweet taste to it. And to top it all off there was a basil mousse which was rich and buttery on top of the eggplant. The tastes all went together so well. My boyfriend and I both agreed that it rivaled some of the fish dishes we've had at Aquagrill (our favorite seafood place) and for a 1/3 of the price. The bill came to $50 for two salads, two entrees, 2 glasses of wine and two beers.
What I want to know--Was this just a fluke? Is their food consistently great like this? My boyfriend had the meatloaf which he liked a lot but it wasn't amazing. (In my book though meatloaf is never amazing)
Has anyone else had great meals here? The crowd inside is considerably older (hence the early bird special) But outside was perfect--Was this just one great dish in a so-so place?

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