da Toni Restaurant Ensenada

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Enjoyed our first visit to the highly recommended “da Toni” restaurant Saturday.  Toni himself greeted us outside and helped us into the tiny dining room that may seat a total of 20 diners on a squeeze.

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Toni described each one of the 15 menu items for us.  I like chalkboard menus, but, some guests’ vision can be a problem.  Those chalk “specials” plus the printed menu offerings made it a bit overwhelming.  I’m a fan of menu offerings totaling less than 20 appetizers and entrees. But, the offerings were an amazing collection.

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Within a few minutes of our decision-making, Desenya(?ok, I know I have botched her name) was pouring our Victorias(only beer available) and Montefiori “house” wine.  Appetizers and salad starters are always a clue as to how the meal is going to progress.  Above evidence shows care and attention.

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Sea urchin pasta volcano

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Cow cheek ravioli

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Lasagna

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Antipasto platter

Aromas, flavors and presentation demonstrated Toni and team love of food. We enjoyed sharing all.  At approx 150-200 pesos per plate, order several and pass them around for your food adventurers.

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We will be back here to explore more of this homey atmosphere + heightened cuisine restaurant.  Located on Riveroll, between 1st(Lopez Mateos) and 2nd.

Rating?  4 out of 5 basil leaves

da Toni Facebook page   hours 2-9/10pm, closed Tuesday    646 113 4338

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