Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Silvestre Gusto Latino

Silvestre Deli & Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Dead quiet on a Wednesday night, even as late as 7pm. So -- good for groups! Probably easy to get a large group in to eat. Even though we were the only two there, water never got refilled. Hmm...

Many of the desserts in the counter are not made in-house -- only the Peruvian ones. After we ordered, a small bowl of roasted and salted corn kernals was brought to the table, followed by 4 dips, three of which were pretty spicy.

Ceviche Mixto ($17)
  • Smallish portion for $17 but you do get a lot of shrimp and quite a bit of mussels. Simple and tasty.
Pollo a la Brassa ($16 for breast portion of a quarter chicken)
  • Reasonably tender and moist meat for breast. Otherwise, nothing special here and on the pricey side.
Empanada Camarones ($5.75) Deep fried empanada with shrimp in spicy, creamy sauce
  • You can isolate the shrimp and there's apparently quite a few of the rather tiny shrimp.
  • Filling tasted like the tomato-paste like sauce. Waste of time unless you like Pizza Pockets where you can't taste any filling except sauce.
  • Price for portion pretty steep considering it wasn't that tasty.
  • Not spicy at all.
Empanada Pollo ($5.75) Baked pastry dough filled with chicken, onion, and raisins
  • There are raisins here?
  • Filling tasted like the tomato-paste like sauce. Waste of time, as above.
  • Price for portion pretty steep considering it wasn't that tasty.
Crema Volteada ($5.75)
  • Price for portion felt pretty steep.
  • Taste and texture like a flan that is too firm. Otherwise pretty tasty, especially with the crunchy coconut on top.
  • Sweet but not throat-burning over-sweet.
Of the items tried overall I felt they were overpriced and taste was mediocre. On a previous visit (long ago) I tried the Causa Rellena De Pollo and it was quite interesting. Definitely recommended over anything I tried today.

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - sauces and complimentary corn appetizer

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - ceviche mixto

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - quarter chicken Pollo a la Brasa

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - spicy shrimp empanada

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - chicken empanada

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - chicken empanada (filling)

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - crema volteada (top)

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - crema volteada (side)

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - desserts 1

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - desserts 2

2016-Jan-20 Silvestre - desserts 3

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