Last night we went to Frontera for dinner - we arrived there at around 8:30 and were seated in ten minutes, instead of the usual hour and a half! The bar was practically empty, and my husband pointed out that no one in it was smoking. I know there was an ad in the Tribune Monday listing places (Blackbird, Cafe Selmarie, etc.,) that had decided "Why Wait?" and gone smoke free even though they could legally wait 18 months. Could Frontera be one of them? If so, by the looks of it, it has affected their business. My husband thought they were simply having an "off night," but I don't believe Frontera has "off nights."
The meal, incidently, was excellent. We started with a ceviche and the seafood cocktail, then had the carne asada and the duck Tacos al Pastor. Frontera is often our first choice when we want to dine out, simply because with their crowds, it seemed we had to try 20 times to eat there once. It was great to be able to virtually waltz right in. Will it last?