Monday, May 28, 2012

Muy Delicioso: Dinner at Plaza del Sol

Last night J and I decided to drive out to Bethesda to try a new restaurant. As anyone who spends a lot of time with us knows, we spend a lot of time debating about where to eat.  Because of our living situations, cooking our own food is not an option right now, so we eat out 3-4 times a week.  With J's Medifast diet, he gets tired of eating at the same few places... leading to us driving 30 minutes for Mexican food.

Plaza del Sol serves "fine Tex-Mex and Latin American cuisine," but the food was typical for a Mexican restaurant in the DC area.  The front of the restaurant looks like a hole in the wall- the restaurant is narrow but long, and the front is very understated.  Inside it looks nice with dark wood and a dedicated bar.  There is indoor and outdoor seating.  We arrived at 8:30 on Sunday night, and there were lots of people there- a few families with very young kids, but mostly young to middle age adults.

We were seated promptly and already knew what to order from the online menu.  I had the Gold Cadillac Margarita and Steak Tacos al Carbon.  J had Seafood Soup and Matamoros BBQ.  The food came quickly but nicely spaced, and the service was courteous and efficient.  The margarita was pretty standard.  The tacos came with 3 tacos, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole- the meat was delicious and flavorful but not fatty.  The Seafood Soup had scallops, shrimp, and some shelled-thing that I won't touch with a stick.  I did enjoy the broth and it was creamy like a bisque.  J loved the generous portion of meat from the Matamoros BBQ- there was also a basket with plenty of warm tortillas, but J didn't eat them since he's on Medifast.  The prices were about 2-3 dollars more than our local Mexican place, but it was worth it!

All in all the experience was great and we will return soon despite the distance.  There is free parking in the garage across the street on weekends, and the area is pretty nice.  I would highly recommend it!

Check out the restaurant's website or the restaurant's Yelp page.

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