Just came back from having dinner at Tolima, in Chatham. I want to really praise them for what they are doing. 75% of the time, I am a solo diner and when I eat out, I genreally just order an entree, because an appetizer and entree would be too much food for one person. So, my dining experience is dictated by the restaurant. Hats off to Tolima that has given choice back to the diner! Tues- Thursday they offer a tapas menu that allows one to have more than one plate - each is maybe a little larger than your usual app, but certainly smaller than your usual entree. At $8.50 a plate, it's extremely reasonable and the food is very good. There is a nice variety of offerings -e ven for a vegetarian. In addition to the tapas, they offer their entrees in full and mid-size portions! wirth the appropriate reduction in price! The mid-size portions are what I would normally eat at home. IMHO,this is dining that makes sense and empowers the diner to eat the way he or she chooses. Would that more places did this.
I don't want to overstate the case, though. It's a storefront in a strip mall. It's a BYOB ( a plus in my opinion). the service is young and sometimes a little off. The kitchen is a one man operation, so if the place is busy, you might wait a while, but the food is cooked to order. They also only take cash - no credit cards - a couple of ATMs close by. They are right next door to Robert's theater in Chatham, which shows foreign films. That's why I enjoy the convenience. I applaud them for what they are doing.
641 Shunpike Rd, Chatham, NJ 07928