Today is: Monday, March 20, 2023
CiUDAD Restaurant Review
I must that say not only this lovely downtown
Los Angeles Latin restaurant is very warm and comfortable, but the ambiance and
service makes you feel like you are at your own home, and is equally well known
for the excellence of its food. Because, let me tell you, Ciudad delivers quality
and innovation on many levels.
Agua Luca Martini & Long Island
Chef Raimond Alvarez
The drinks I must say the best drinks of town, we started with a Pomegranate Margarita,
very good and the best Mojito in town, which I asked their secret; the rum is called
Zaya and is freshly prepared with their own sweet and sour mix, as well the Long
Island Ice Tea.
The fertile minds of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger has concocted such fare
as the astounding appetizers such as Spinach Empanadas, Peruvian Ceviche, the Seared
Calamari served with with white beans, peppers, and Bilbao chorizo, the best.
Romaine Hearts Salad with Plantains
Also we tasted the Sausage with figs, it was also delicious and unique. I was shocked
at how much we enjoyed the Romaine Hearts, the Tortilla Soup and the soup of the
day; Cream of Mushroom, absolutely do die for!
Tortilla Soup, Cream of Mushroom
Sausage with Figs
And how about the Boneless Baby Back Ribs; slow roasted in chile, spices, and glazed
with mistela, a homemade honey liqueur served with Mexican dipped corn cob and mashed
yams. You may never go back to a conventional Mexican restaurant after trying this
Boneless Baby Back Ribs
I also get a serious kick out of the Brazilian Moqueca made with fish, shrimp,
mussels, and cockles in lime scented coconut broth with coconut rice.
This is good stuff, I would say that the Brazilians would appreciate this one,
it makes you feel you are in Bahia, where this dish originally comes from.
I would recommend that you try it.
Brazilian Moqueca made with fish, shrimp, mussels, and cockles.
No, we are not done, we also tasted the Poached Halibut in Spanish Albarino Wine
with fresh peppers, asparagus, and cuzcuz corn on a bed of bacon mashed potatoes,
ah… what a fish, delicious, tender and moist. I must say that I truly enjoyed the
Mexican dishes entrees at Ciudad. Without question, all the entrée we had were a
masterpiece of taste and presentation.
Poached Halibut in Spanish Albarino Wine with fresh peppers and asparagus.
Below the Argentine Gaucho Steak, begins with an exceptionally caramelized Jalapeño
and roasted garlic stuffed beef rib eye served with an herb and garlic chimichurri
sauce, bacon mashed potatoes, and a warm black bean, corn, and
spinach salad, it
was perfecto! An absolute must try!
Argentine Gaucho Steak
For dessert we had the super chef Raimond Alvarez bring us a fenomenal Ange Cake
with Mango mousse that was very good as well. Ciudad is, very simply put, an excellent
family restaurant. There is much care given to the, preparation and presentation
of every dish.
Ange Cake with Mango Mousse
Oh and did I forget to mention… Tapas Sundays at Ciudad, featuring an all Tapas
Menu and Spanish Wines by the Glass - Every Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Clearly, you can't eat all of this on one visit. So you must go back. We certainly
If you have not visited Ciudad, do yourself a huge favor and head out there real
soon. Just don't stumble into the ditch after your third margherita…
For map and location click Here!
For more information please visit their website at www.ciudad-la.com
Article By: Mary Adams
Photos By: Chris Marx
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