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El Nido, Estero, FL

El Nido

4.1
4.1
243 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Enjoy Modern Mexican cuisine showcasing the Chef’s creativity and a nest of Latin Flavors. Our scratch kitchen is serving up Mexican Dishes with a Latin Twist With something on the menu for everyone. Our Full Bar boasts seating, a lounge space and a great cocktail menu. We are open Daily for Lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner. We offer Indoor/Outdoor Bar Seating and a private room for events of up to 50 guests, great for Corporate Lunches, Celebrations and Meetings. We can’t wait to share our passion for delicious food, great drinks and hospitality with you and your friends!

Menus: Happy Hour Specials, Early Bird Dining Menu, Lunch, Dinner, Private Parties.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mediterranean, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (239) 319-1900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Maxx
  • Neighborhood
    Estero
  • Cross street
    Coconut Point Town Center
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Live Music Wednesday and Friday Nights

    Feb 28 - Apr 26, 2024
    Sun - Sat - 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Enjoy the sounds of Latin Guitarist, Antonio performing while you dine on a nest of Latin flavors at El Nido. Wednesday and Friday Nights 6:00- 9:00 pm, now through April. ***Antonio will not be performing- Wednesday, March 6, and Wednesday April 3rd. Hope to see you soon!

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What 243 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bonita Springs

    Innovative

  • Bonita Springs

    Good for groups

  • Bonita Springs

    Hot spot

  • Bonita Springs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Bonita Springs

    Lively

243 Reviews
  1. DebF

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went here when they first opened and it was great and our waitress was awesome. Went there a couple days ago and it was shy of awful. Service was so bad. 

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  2. DrDelgrosso

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was even better than expected. We had the freshest guacamole! We both enjoyed out dinners, I had a fresh salad and taco (not on the menu, you have to ask for those) and Rob had a chimichanga, that was large and filling and good! We will return! Our server, Josh, was an excellent server.

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  3. SteveN

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Must be recently opened. Service was non existent until one waitress came along and helped. Food was ok. Not going back

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  4. SarabN

    New York State

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible food. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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  5. Lagray

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent fajitas! Their salsa & guacamole are seasoned just right. Nice servers & staff.

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  6. Trixie

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good, great selection quality ingredients and prepared well. I anticipated Mexican, however, the menu represented a variety of both Spanish, paella, pinxos, South America fares as well. Excellent variety…of choices. I opted for the pinxos kabobs wow the chimichura was delicious with chopped fresh pineapple chunks vegtables and shrimp charred to perfection. We brought our dog and eating outside was great!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m sure it’s not a bad spot. People looked like they were receiving decent service. Our server was so bad.

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  8. Douw

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service!!!!! Winning combination!!!

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  9. soniag

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was surprised that there was no free chips and salsa. It’s what Is expected at a Mexican restaurant. We do not have to pay for this. Food and service was very good.

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  10. BobM

    Naples

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a mistake, selecting a table by the service area. The servers are banging the drawers and cabinet doors, so finally, I asked them politely please close the doors quietly, so we can enjoy ourselves. Shortly after our appetizers were served, the server brought out our entrées and I politely asked her to return them to the kitchen and allow us some time to finish our appetizers. I was told she has only been working as a server for three weeks, so I totally think that she should be given, some more training when it comes to serving different courses. Prior to this visit we had an excellent experience we will come back and we hope that we have an excellent experience.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent !

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Not baby items on the restaurant menu.  prices seem high for Mexican food with only five margaritas three people was over $200.

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  13. seniorlady

    New York City

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    early bird is great value...good food....lots of gluten free options

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  14. RoseannN

    Cleveland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant experience.. will go back there again

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  15. DebbieR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Way better than we expected! Mexican is my go to and I’ve never had anything this fabulous! Awesome all around

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow because they were very understaffed. Food was fantastic!

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  17. BrendaB

    Austin

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The Cod tacos were excellent and beef fajitas were very good. The sides (rice and beans) were cold. Unfortunately, the service was not good (even with an empty restaurant, the waitress was not attentive and we continuously had to ask others to call her). Although the food was good, the service aspect ruined the experience for us.

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  18. RobertS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had early dinner 5:00 p.m. inside. Noise level rating not applicable because restaurant had very few guests at the time. Liked the decor. Food was mediocre- tepid temperature and not a lot of flavor. Pricey for quality level. We ordered Calamari, Nacho Locos, chicken Tamales and Enchiladas off dinner menu so quality rating not attributed to Happy Hour/Early Dining specials. Server was trainee but assisted by others so service level was attentive and good - can’t say what it could be like with more dining at a popular time. Based on this experience, probably wouldn’t return.

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  19. BryanM

    Naples

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visitors to El Nido… and we loved everything about it. Decor is really unique and the menu is full of some great options. Food was quickly served, was hot and delicious. Our server was super attentive, very efficient and very knowledgeable of the menu. She gave us great recommendations and all dished were really good. This place is going to be one of our regular destinations

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  20. NicoleH

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding! The menu is not extensive, but that’s ok because what they do prepare is delicious! We ordered the enchiladas and chimichanga. Both were the best ever! We sat in the bar and the bartender was very attentive and accommodating. We didn’t have any issues with service but it was a Sunday night. Apparently there are happy hour specials from 4 to 6 PM that are a really great deal that we just missed. Next time! 

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  21. Aquagal

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun, interesting menu. Great tasting food. Good service and nicely done decor.

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  22. YankeesFan

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was outside as requested but the server took too long to serve and refill water and we even had to get up to get our own silverware from a nearby table and went inside to look for him. Blonde long hair guy. Meanwhile a couple of girls eat next to us and was served before is and frequently visited by the waitress. The Sopes and Flautas were good starters and even can pass for a light fare. The paella was bland and lacking of any seafood, huge platter though Husbands' chicken enchilada was very good . Early bird price of $45 for 2 was a great deal.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    It was surprising , we were the only two in the bar area for a Saturday night for almost all our our dining! The TVs were the only distraction on our high top table shame we wanted atmoshoere

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  24. ToddA

    Naples

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was good, food was terrible! I doubt if this place stays open very long.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. We have live entertainment! Everyone was so welcoming ! Will come back

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  26. Farouk

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food, excellent service, very good value.

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  27. Thumpy

    Naples

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Very busy and not enough servers. VERY LOUD. A fun atmosphere but hard to enjoy because it is so chaotic.

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  28. skid

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a party of 6, but everyone felt their food was average.

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  29. BabsNJ

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing; great choices at a remarkable price. We were four and had different entrees. Every one was a winner. Definitely will return.

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  30. Socarkat

    Key West

    69 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed. The place was freezing cold. The food was boring. You expect some spiciness (not necessarily hot) in Mexican food. Nothing. Will not return.

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  31. CarnC

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All good except the important guacamole was watery and appeared have been frozen and defrosted.

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  32. JessicaS

    Naples

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience and decor is very nice. Service was hit or miss. Our server walked through the restaurant multiple times with his head down so if we needed something and didn’t want to scream, we had to wait until he was paying attention. Salt needed to be added to everything we ordered, things were pretty bland and flavorless. Drinks were amazing.

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  33. MBnyfl

    Naples

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was pretty good. Had the Peruvian chicken. House Margarita was also pretty good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good night out … little pricey for two for dinner for enchiladas and a drink

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  35. JohnF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great Happy Hour, good value, food quality was awesome and entertainment was very good,

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  36. GaryW

    Naples

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    they advertised free toco with meal, they never served it. poor delivery of the meal. It was delivered one dish at a time.
    El NidoResponded on October 7, 2023
    Thank you, GaryW, for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize for your less than satisfactory experience at our restaurant. We're sorry to hear that you did not receive the free taco that was advertised with your meal. We will address this with our staff to ensure that such discrepancies do not occur in the future. We hope you had the opportunity to enjoy the complimentary Cotton Candy, Seasoned Mexican Popcorn, along with the Live Band. How about those Latin Dancers, looked like was enjoyed by all. It is our hope that we can have the opportunity to make things right and regain your trust. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, and we apologize once again for any inconveniences caused.

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  37. AndrewB

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was OUTSTANDING great dining expierence...food delicious
    El NidoResponded on October 7, 2023
    Thank you, AndrewB, for your review. We appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience at our restaurant. We're glad you found our staff to be outstanding. Providing excellent service is a top priority for us, and it's wonderful to know that our team delivered on that front. We're also delighted that you enjoyed the delicious food and found it to be a highlight of your experience. We're happy to hear that you found our ambience to be charming and that you enjoyed the scenic view. It's also great to know that our restaurant is suitable for business meals and accommodating to groups. If you have any further comments or if there's anything more we can do to make your next visit even better, please don't hesitate to let us know.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    What Mexican restaurant doesn’t have tacos on the menu? This one! I got a Mexican Caesar salad which consisted of a 1/4 chunk of a head of romaine with a ton of dressing that tasted horrible and about five strips of Tostitos. Terrible! And no chips on the table. I will not be going back
    El NidoResponded on September 30, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback, Anonymous. We apologize for your unsatisfactory experience at our restaurant. We understand your disappointment with the lack of tacos on our menu, and we appreciate your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your Mexican Caesar salad did not meet your expectations and that you found the dressing overpowering. We will take note of your comments and work towards improving our offerings. We apologize for the absence of chips on your table, and we will address this with our staff to ensure it does not happen again. We regret that you do not plan on returning, but we appreciate your feedback, as it helps us improve. If you have any further concerns, please feel free to reach out to us directly.

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  39. ChristineW

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful, polite knowledgeable friendly. Loved her. Food was ok but thought it was expensive. $26 for chicken fajitas
    El NidoResponded on September 30, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your review, ChristineW, through OpenTable. We appreciate your kind words about our wonderful and friendly service. We apologize if you found the food to be just okay and felt that it was expensive, especially regarding the $26 price for the chicken fajitas. We take your feedback seriously, and we will review our pricing and menu options to ensure we continue to provide quality meals at a reasonable value. We're glad you enjoyed the vibrant ambience and overall had a positive experience with us. Thank you for recommending us, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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  40. JackK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and service were exceptional; we're definitely planning to return.
    El NidoResponded on September 11, 2023
    Thank you for your fantastic five-star review, Jack! We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional experience with both our food and service. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your visit and that you're planning to return. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon at El Nido Modern Mexican!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Nido using the Order Online button. El Nido also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 319-1900.

El Nido is rated 4.1 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

El Nido does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Nido

23161 Village Shops Way ., Ste. 113, Estero, FL 33928

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Coconut Point Town Center
  • Neighborhood
    Estero
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mediterranean, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Maxx
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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