Monday, January 23, 2006

Fiesta Del Mar Too!, Mountain View

Last week, we celebrated my sister's birthday at one of her all-time favorite restaurants: Fiesta Del Mar Too! She and her family have been coming here for years. On average, they now enjoy dinner here at least once a week. And it's easy to see why; the food, service and ambiance are all top-notch.

Fiesta Del Mar (the original) opened on Shoreline Boulevard in 1991, while FDM Too! opened four years later in the downtown location. Both are known for their margaritas and seafood items.

Upon seating you, the waitstaff delivers a basket of chips (good, not great chips) and a trio of tasty salsas (my favorite is the hot red one). My sister and her husband have probably sampled everything on the menu and they were the ones who suggested I try the Shrimp Alex. Now, I'm hooked on the spicy dish -- which features rather large shrimps -- and I hardly ever order anything else here. I also like to start off with a cup of the chicken soup. Jon usually opts for chicken quesadillas or tacos. You really can't go wrong with whatever you order.

Okay, there is one downside of FDM Too!: It ain't cheap. The Shrimp Alex, for example, will set you back about $18. But when you're looking for something a little higher quality than, say, Chevy's and a vast selection of tequila and a fun Friday night, this is your place.

Fiesta Del Mar Too!
735 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA
(650) 967-3525