845-252-6650 debra@debracortese.com

It was standing room only and right out to the sidewalks at Don Chile’s Grand Opening on Wednesday night in Coral Gables. Marilyn, Paul and I walked just two blocks to get here so no complaints about location and there seems to be plenty of parking on this end of the Ponce as well. I thoroughly enjoyed a sampler Pisco Cilantro Sour and will definitely be back for lunch or dinner.

Even though this gentleman was mixing and pouring drink samples like crazy and he was kind enough to not only pose at my request, but did so with a smile! I didn’t get his name, but he, or someone, will post it in a comment so we all know who to ask for at Don Chile.

A few of the very reasonably priced To Go Menu items:
APPETIZERS:
Quesadilla Ranchera – flour tortilla filled with grilled steak, bacon, onion, tomato, cilantro and melted jack cheese, served with sour cream and guacamole – $9.95 

SALADS:
Ensalada Rosario – crispy romain hearts, avocado, tomato, corn, green onions, cilantro, tossed with homemade avocado dressing with grilled chicken – $8.99

SOUPS: $5.50
MAIN COURSES:
Camarones a la Diabla – sauteed shrimp with peppers and onions, served with rice – $14.50
Pato Castellano – duck breast sauteed in delicate pine nuts and walnuts with dry smoked peppers sauce and served with spicy mash potato and corn $13.99

Carne a la tampiquena – a tender cut grilled steak, topped with poblano strips and cream and served with one enchilada, rice and beans – $16.95

DESSERTS: Homemade Caramel Custard, Cake Tres Leches, Chocolate Cake
Don Chile is located at 1915 Ponce de Leon (across from Office Max) in Coral Gables. Phone: 305-461-1566. Mon-Wed 11 am to 9 pm, Thurs-Sat 11 am to 11pm. Closed Sunday.

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