Don Julio's was the first place I tried pupusas and it changed my life. Pupusas are a Salvadoran treat made with masa and usually stuffed with cheese. They're served with cortido, which is a tangy slaw to counterbalance the fatty cheese. I had never tried this dish before, so I ordered it when I saw it on the menu. I'm so glad I did because these pupusas are amazing! They have a nice sear on the outside and the cheese and beans were nice and gooey inside. I ordered the pupusas revueltas, which came with beans. The other dishes we tried here was the quesadilla and the carnita enchiladas. These dishes were pretty good, but not as delicous as the pupusas. There's a reason Don Julio's name has pupusas in it. You'll never regret ordering their pupusas. The only regret you'll have is wishing you had ordered more :P
After taking a tour of the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (super awesome and inspirational btw), we stopped for dinner at Rasta Pasta. All their dishes are a blend of Jamacian and Italian flavors. It seemed like a combo too good to be true, so we just had to try it. All the dinner portions came with salad and garlic bread. Our waiter was super friendly and gave us all the salad dressings for us to try because we couldn't decide. My favorite one was probably the citrus vinaigrette. It added a lot of brightness to the salad. As for the main course, I ordered Chicken Montego Bay. This dish was composed of lucious alfredo sauce, tender jerk chicken, tons of veggies, annnndddd pineapples! I was surprised by how much the pineapple added to the dish. It was the secret ingredient for sure. I really 10/10 recommend the Chicken Montego Bay. You'll want to eat pineapple with every pasta dish from now on.
My sister ordered the Natural Mystic, which had pineapple curry. It was a pretty good and unique dish. As for my parents, they split the Rasta Pasta. If you pay an extra $3, you can split a dinner portion to two lunch portions, which is a great deal! What wasn't that great tho was the actual dish. The sauce was wayyyy too spicy. Only order this if you can handle a lot of spice. If you can't, just order the Montego Bay, it will truly change your life. I can definitely see why this delicious food was featured on Triple D on Food Network.
We walked from Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder to Rincon Argentino. It took 30 minutes but was worth every single step. I had never tried empanadas before, and after this meal, i'm obsessed. The exterior is so flaky and their many fillings are amazing. Since it was my first time, I tried the tradicional with steak, onions, and red pepper. It was super yummy and paired with the mild chimichurri sauce mmm perfection. We ordered a bunch of other others so bare with me as I talked about them all :P
If you like spice, the carne picante is a great fit. It's the traditional empanada, but full of spice. The pollo barbacoa is another meaty must. It's stuffed with tons of chicken and luscious BBQ sauce. the jamon y queso reminded me of a breakfast crossiant with its ingredients of flaky crust, ham and cheese. Another super cheesy one is the caprese. There's a great 10/10 cheese pull that comes with the caprese. For some relatively healthier vegetarian options, I really enjoyed the choclo and hongos. The choclo is super creamy with bits of crunchy corn. As for the hongos, there are excellent, tender mushrooms inside. There are a ton of empanadas at Rincon Argentino and you can't go wrong with any of them.
So I recently discovered an awesome Caribbean restaurant in down town San Rafael called Whipper Snapper. I heard about this restaurant from a friend and she recommended the chicken skewers. As a result, I ordered that. It was super yummy with a tender inside and slightly charred outside. I'm glad Whipper Snapper slathered the peanut sauce all over because that sauce was amazing. With a combo of the peanut sauce, crunchy jicama, and chicken on a stick, the chicken skewers are an unforgettable dish. However, an appetizer we ordered called the Cuban cigars was just regular. It was the only dish that didn't stand out during my visit there. I wouldn't recommend ordering this dish, but you should definitely try to jerk chicken. This dish will definitely spice up your life with succulent chicken rubbed with Jamaican spices. The jerk chicken also comes with a side of rice, beans, and my personal favorite, plantains. After a deliciously satisfying meal at Whipper Snapper, I can't wait to go back to eat there again and again and again :)
With all this delicious food, Sol Food is definitely close to my heart and soul. They have heartwarming dishes that are certainly one of a kind. First, the Pollo Al Horno is one of Sol Food's specialties. This dish is made of chicken, rice, beans, salad, and fried plantains(bananas). This perfectly baked chicken is a crowd pleaser. Another dish I would recommend is the camarones criollos, which is a shrimp dish. I especially am a fan of shrimp and this dish is one of my favorite seafood plates. Plus, Sol Food even has drinks like the mango iced tea. All in all, Sol Food is a 4.2 star restaurant that has delicious, hearty food.
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