Dining Diva's "Spotlight On San Diego"
This week's "Spotlight On San Diego" is focused on the Las Hadas Bar & Grill.
Located Downtown in the wonderfully eclectic Gaslamp Quarter.
We happened upon the Las Hadas Bar & Grill by happenstance while on our way to see our favorite baseball team, the San Diego Padres, play at Petco Park. As we walked by, I spoke with the Hostess explaining to her that time wasn't in our favor. She proceeded to explain that that wouldn't be an issue whatsoever. We'd be able to order food as well as drink immediately and not miss a minute of the game.
We sat outside and upon perusing the menu, I immediately noticed the homemade, from scratch, Guacamole - which can be difficult to find (actual homemade), despite San Diego being so well known as one of the best cities for Mexican food.
When it arrived at our table the portion was huge. Not only that, it was excellent. Wasn't filled with a bunch of other fillers (veggies or mayo), it was simply about the pure, sweet, California avocados. The chips were plentiful, fresh and salty.
While munching away on our Chips & Guac, we ordered the Camacho Fire Grilled Shrimp. The dish is served on a delicious bed of rice, flavored with Cilantro. Although I'm not quite sure why the word "fire" is in the description as I found it to be anything but that, having a very rich, yet smooth taste.
In the Camacho entree is of course, large, plump shrimp, as well as a very substantial amount of lobster pieces. Not to mention a large helping of sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms. One thing's for certain, not a bite left behind. It's a winner all the way and surely a dish that won't disappoint.
Unfortunately we didn't have time available to sample any other items on the Menu. However, if they're anything like the Camacho Shrimp dish or the Homemade Guacamole, they're guaranteed to please.
Looking forward to a return engagement, that's for sure.