We have had some very good food at Inca Y Gaucho, they make the best chicha morada IMO. I dilute it with water or seltzer because it is too sweet for me, theirs stands up to my messing with it.
I had been to Sonora dozens of times and loved it, there was one time however that I ordered the vegetarian paella, something I regularly had there and it was on the tasteless side. It looked exactly the same, I thought it was an anomaly, apparently the kitchen has inconsistencies. I mentioned in another thread that I noticed they changed the ingredients for their vegetarian paella and I only see it on the restaurant week menu, it just does not appeal to me, the older version was incredibly delicious with complex layers of flavor, I found a description of it
"Valencia saffron rice, accompanied by asparagus, wild mushrooms, artichokes, spinach, and roasted peppers, was in a circular nest of fried spaghetti-thin potatoes. Spears of half-cooked carrots, asparagus, and zucchini stood upright atop the rice–giving the dish the appearance of a golden crown. While the paella let the flavors of the vegetables shine, the only interesting seasonings were the Kalamata olives, adding a Mediterranean flair." The reviewer must have had it on an off night too, because it normally was made with an olive tapenade and a mojito sauce. This is what’s on the current RR menu “Veggie Paella, cauliflower rice paella with wild mushrooms, kale and roasted pumpkin”
Does anyone remember Pacifico on Boston Post road, I preferred it to Sonora, they closed in Port Chester a long time ago.
EDIT: Liza I was referring to Acuario, not Aquario in Silver Lake, which I have also been to and liked, albeit not in years and years.