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El Poquito Chestnut Hill

JanR | Dec 13, 201407:09 AM

Four of us dined at this week-old restaurant last night. It's in the space that was formerly Solaris Grill (and, briefly, Chestnut 7). This is the best restaurant that has occupied this space in the last 20 years, in my opinion. Aside from the (to be expected) noise on a Friday night at happy hour, it was a good experience. We enjoyed cod tacos (both grilled and crispy), chicken enchiladas, and a fajita-like chicken dish. Guacamole was excellent, as were the chips. The refried beans tasted canned, however. A few complaints: Frozen margaritas came in small highball glasses, which wasn't appealng. Our waiter forgot to put in the refried beans order. We reminded him after the other dishes arrived. They came to the table after everyone had finished eating. I was charged $22 for my one glass of beer. When we pointed it out, the waiter apologized and said that he had put it in as a pitcher. Considering they have only be open a week, not bad. The space is very attractive, and the patio looks like it will be enjoyable in warmer months. There was one table sitting around one of the two fire pits. I enjoyed looking at the colored lights strung above the patio. Indoors, they have the popular Edison lights but in unusual chandeliers. We will go back. Chestnut Hill needs more good restaurants,

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