Thanks, OpenTabkr the restaurant has been closed since April. Appreciate the reminder of my reservation on December 23, would have appreciated being told there was no restaurant more.
The restaurant is closed
The restaurant was out of business when we arrived!! We even received a confirmation of our reservation the day before from Open Table... ouch! They had been OB for sometime...
An unusual experience but nice. Service was excellent. The food was very good but there was almost too much of it. A good buy and interesting. Will return.
Terrible service, mediocre dinner.
We just had dinner here for 2-Valentine's day. We walked in for our 6:15 reservation and wait at the bar for a table....ask for a wine list....does that seem odd?! No, we are told by the male server/host there is no list. No-can I get you some water or champagne?...its Valentine's Day for God's sake! We are seated and told ABSOLUTELY nothing about how it's a pre-fix menu. Nothing, they just start bringing things out. We have to ask about wine. 2.5 hours later of totally mediocre food and service we are done....which we have to ask for a stinking check. Really!?! The weirdest and most underwhelming dining experience EVER.
The fixed menu was very good. It was a pleasant surprise. The food is nothing like I've ever had. The fusion of Italian and Mexican food was delicious.
Our party of three left the restaurant after 75 min. because we had only gotten half-way through the prix fixe menu. The chef had "lost our ticket," and the server was stressed and over-burdened with too many tables. Our server didn't seem to know what course our table was on, or if she had delivered drinks to us. This place needs a restaurant make-over!!
A 5 course prix fixe meal that changes daily. Excellent flavors. Good wine selection. Reasonable price.
I applaud Botana's ambition. I love the idea of a fixed menu, but to pull it off the food has to be outstanding, and it just wasn't the night we were there. Of the five courses only the salad was memorable. It was a pineapple, melon, cucumber, jicama salad with tamarind dressing, and it was really delicious and different. The other courses were certainly edible but nothing special. Also, the night we were there the head chef was not, which was the reason we were told there wasn't a wine pairing option, which I think is a necessity for the fixed menu concept. The service was very good, especially considering there was a total blackout just before we were served our entree. They kept things going by candlelight without missing a beat.
With a little more creativity and spot-on execution in the kitchen this could be a great restaurant. I think I would give it another chance, but first I'd check to see what was on the menu that night.