We chose El Fogon for our Valentine's Day dinner. It is located on a short street just north of the airport. The restaurant is a thatched roof structure holding three picnic tables and a wooden bench. Behind it is the pantry and large open air grill. The restaurant is 'attached' to a home-like building which houses the indoor kitchen and a front patio for extra seating. Red table cloths and candles within chimneys set the dining scene for Valentine's Day with a fixed menu. We chose the conch fritters and fish balls for the appetizer. Both were delicious, but noteably, the conch fritters. They were piping hot, crisp outside, and tender and moist inside. My husband had the grilled lobster for his entree. It was a touch overcooked, but still delicious. I had the ginger shrimp. Both were accompanied by our choice of rice, rice and beans, or pasta. The attention to detail was noticeable. Because seafood was on the menu, which attracts flies, they chose to cook the food inside so as not to ruin the dining experience with flies. They were quick to point out that fresh pasta wasn't available, but were only able to get packaged. Service was attentive, but a bit slow for our entrees and even slower for our desserts. Tres Leches cake was to be featured. We waited approximately 20 minutes for the dessert to be served and then were offered key lime pie. We opted for this...unsure what happened with the cake. Unfortunately, it was still frozen. Wine and beer are not available at this time, but the owner gladly goes next door to pick up libations requested. We brought our own wine and opener and they were happy to accomodate. We thoroughly enjoyed the setting and for-the-most part, the food. It is such a basic setting that it has a charm of its own. The cook came out a couple of times to select fresh veggies for meal preparation. They likely excel for the lunch crowd in terms of efficiency; make sure to find El Fogon.
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