Some friends and I had dinner this evening at Suenos Restaurant on 17th Street. I had wanted to dine there for some time but for one reason or another wasn't able to.
So tonight I took Steph, my actress friend who plays my daughter in our upcoming film; Opposite Attraction, and her friend and my new friend, to Suenos. We were happy the downpour happened earlier in the day and did not ruin our dinner plans.
I must say I am not accustomed to paying $6 for a beer (Dos Equis) but the dinner was excellent. From the moment you open the door and are greeted by the people at the bar area to your waiter and other serve staff, you feel warm and fuzzy and like family. Everyone is just incredibly sweet and helpful.
We ordered various appetizers (unfortunately the lobster was gone by the time we arrived) and were too full to order an entree, sadly. I had the pork tinga taco and rock shrimp stack. Yummy.
The corn wedges with black bean spice dip that you receive when you sit down is excellent. We wanted more!
We wanted to save some room for dessert and espresso so we just made do with the appetizers this time. I had the pistachio ice cream profiterole with chocolate sauce. Steph had the lemon-lime crepes and Nora had the guava with cream cheese empanada with mango sauce. We were tempted to lick the plates but somehow managed to keep our senses about us. The restaurant was full of happy campers who had obviously done this before.
I love the space. The colors are bright and cheerful. It is decorated in great taste. Just like the food. The music was low-key but appropriate. It was a lovely, happy evening of sharing great Mexican food and talking about Steph's new play and her working with B. D. Wong this week. We are planning to go back again when Steph's brother comes back to NYC next month and on a night when they hopefully still have the lobster!