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Consuelo's in Santana Row

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Consuelo's in Santana Row

Mari | Jul 28, 2004 01:27 PM

I went to Consuelo's in Santana Row on Sunday and I was pleasantly surprised. I expected the ambiance to be a bit more upscale, but it was laid back as people gathered at the bar to watch the Brazil-Argentina soccer game.
Anyway, the food, particularly the appetizers, was great. The tostadas de tinga were delicious - the tostada was a little smaller than the ones you purchase in a market and they seemed to be fried in their kitchen. The tinga was slightly sweet and was topped with a creamy sauce (crema with chipotle maybe?) and a slice of avocado. Next we had the sopes surtidos - three mini sopes (sauteed vegetables, chicken and chilorio ) topped with crema and crumbled cheese. Also wonderful. The queso fundido con chorizo was good, but I expected crumbled chorizo instead of the sliced chorizo. As soon as you are seated they serve you fresh tortillas with three different salsas (like Guaymas in Tiburon).
We ordered two entrees: the filet mignon was good, but the sauce that accompanied the filet needed salt. The order of carnitas was quite big and they were only ok.

All in all it was $65 + tip (including an agua de melon, a limonada and a margarita). After we ventured into Middlefield road in search of a panaderia and discovered that Chavez Supermarket makes their own pan dulce. It was far better than most of the bread I have found in SF and cheaper to boot (around 4 for $1).

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