I sit here, enjoying my leftovers from last night's dinner, thankful that I'm not eating spaghettiO's like BigBrother. A few members of the dining crew got together last night to check out Verde on the line between East Liberty & Garfield.
The bright green building on the outside sure made it stand out. Patio looks like it could be a great time when the weather is actually nice, which wasn't this night. Dining room was busy, no wait for our table. Our server was good, but a little slow. There were signs up for brunch, so we asked, and it seemed like the entire staff was pushing brunch. That and they kept mentioning what used to be on the menu, which I found strange.
We sampled some margaritas, the favorite being the Jalapina, I went with the Hibiscus, and there was a Blonde Ambition and a St. Basil. All very good.
Appetizers - Huarache del dia, Ceviche, Guacamole
EasyD - Carne Asada
Onionhater - Brisket Tamale special
Vegahimsa - Enchilada Napoleon
CDO - Tacos de Pollo
Desserts - Tres Leches, Sopapilla
|Tacos de Pollo|
So here's the deal. I think if you want to grab some snacks and have some adult beverages on a cool patio, this might be your place. I think if you're looking for "modern Mexican cuisine" - as their website states - eh, there's probably a Mad Mex closer to your house with more choices that cost less. Everything about it was good, not great. I'll be at Picante.