San Juan Bautista, California, March 28, 2016—
WE FIRST ATE HERE fifty years ago, and have been back irregularly seaveral times since, but not in the last ten years or so. What a pleasure to find it better than ever. A pleasantly decorated, comfortable dining room; a clean, purposeful blended Margarita; Manny's generous, complex but balanced salad, and carne asada seared just right and deeply flavored. Even the flan had character and interest while remaining true to type.
And a twilight stroll in the extensive gardens — memorable.
Jardines de San Juan, 115 3rd St, San Juan Bautista, California; 831-623 4426