After missing a week at work, I had to make up for the summer associate meals I didn't eat. We decided to keep it simple and head to Victor's Cafe. I have been to Victor's several times before and really enjoy eating there. Today, however, was not ideal. I should have noticed right when we walked in. The restaurant was so empty they closed off the back room which has a beautiful sky light and is a wonderful place to sit on sunny days.
The waiter brought us bread which was not warm and very crusty. I only ate the inside because the outside was too hard.
I ordered snapper ceviche and while it was very good, especially the avocado and mango, I did notice that the snapper was a little more chewy than usual. The sweet potato crisps on top were a delicious addition.
My entree was rather disappointing. I've ordered the Camarones Enchilados many times before. I mean how could I turn down jumbo shrimp sauteed in a zesty sauce of tomatoes, garlic, onions, peppers, thyme and white wine? Especially when it's served on top of white sweet potato mash. This was one time I wish I ordered something different.
The shrimp just didn't taste that fresh. It certainly wasn't frozen, but it could have been sitting in the fridge for a day (or two). The mashed potatoes were definitely not sweet and in fact were a little brown towards the middle. The sauce was pretty good but wasn't enough to rescue the meal.
I couldn't be bothered with ordering dessert because they had already disappointed me. Victor's is usually a hot bed of activity with delicious meals. I hope today was an off day and not a sign of things to come.