Consistently good, traditional Puerto Rican, Spanish and French cuisine is served in the attractive, semi-formal dining room here by warm and efficient waitstaff. Old boleros and Spanish loves songs play in the background, and there are wonderful local paintings adorning the walls…so most don’t really mind the lackluster view of a mall parking lot. The menu takes in old-style classics like an excellent Steak Diane and chicken cordon bleu, as well as beef tenderloin stuffed with lobster and shrimp, a host of fish dishes, and super fino renditions of local hits like seafood asopao and mofongo and fried red snapper, served atop a fresh avocado, tomato, onion, and herb mojo. A flan is a perfect ending to the meal.
La Casa del Chef
23 Callejón Fagot, Cuartro Calles, adjacent to Plaza del Sur Mall
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Sun–Thurs noon–9pm, Fri–Sat noon–11pm Phone 787/843-1298 Prices Dinner $16–$40 Cuisine Type Puerto Rican/Spanish