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“Tapas and sushi rolls off the main drag”
Review of Orquideas - CLOSED

Orquideas
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Orquideas offers tapas and small plates as well as a selection of daily specials. We support local farmers. We are open every night for dinner until midnight. Reservations are encouraged. We have a full bar, an extensive wine selection, a large cocktail menu and craft beers. Thank you to all our patrons and reviewers, we hope to see you return to see us next season!
Toronto, ON
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tapas and sushi rolls off the main drag”
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

Orquideas has undergone a transformation from steakhouse to small fusion dishes in the same location a block off the main road in Esperanza. What you get is a quiet meal in a relaxed atmosphere (except for somewhat frenetic waitressing) at a decent price. What you miss is entrees.
The tapas menu is mostly tasty, a bit eclectic, and a reminder that salads are not tapas though they may be served on small dishes in some restaurants. The half dozen sushi rolls on offer are creative, nicely presented, and equally tasty though they make for a limited sushi bar.
A decent wine list and a full mixed drink menu, together with a limited dessert offering, round out the experience.
Our group of five tried six of the nine small dishes and two sushi rolls (some more than once). In all, ten small dishes priced between $10 and $13 left us very well fed. Late on Monday night dessert was mostly sold out so we didn't taste those.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Amazing Food, Fabulous Drinks”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Stopped by here for drinks before heading to dinner elsewhere, was so impressed we stayed and canceled our reservations. Craft cocktails and specialty drinks at the bar, beautiful open tent and great atmosphere, and a delicious small plate selection. We stayed for hours and just grazed from plate to plate! I would definitely recommend this place over any of the cheesy bar food joints on the main drag!

  • Visited February 2014
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South Berwick, Maine
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Big disappointment”
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

We have had better sushi from a supermarket. Obviously they are in some type of transition not what we expected at all.

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Thank Gary1552014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous spot in Vieques”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Make sure to stop by this great restaurant for Tapas and drinks. My girlfriend and I had several tasty meals and spent some great nights chilling at the bar, chatting with the engaging bartender, Miss Sonne and other patrons.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Kate F
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Washington D.C. Area
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Delicious food, kitchen was a bit slow”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We went here a couple times while staying in Esparanza. It's a great alternative to the beach food shacks on the malecon. We absolutely loved our bartender, Jami. He was born on the island, was very professional but also very personable and had great recommendations. The tapas and sushi menu options were delicious and beautifully prepared. My only complaint is that the kitchen was pretty slow. Both of the times that we visited, there were only one or two other tables occupied and it took quite a while to get our food. Conclusion: If you eat here, make sure you're not in a rush or already starving.

Visited February 2014
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