A few weeks ago Rodeo Southwestern Restaurant & Bar opened in gay Wilton Manors conveniently and centrally located on Wilton Drive.
Last Friday, my friend and I decided to check it out. Â We had been hearing great things, but then again…It doesn’t take a lot to excite some of my friends. *cough* you know who you are *cough*
Anyways, we walked in and the ambiance is really great. Â It’s kind of rugged, but in well…a gay kind of way. Â It’s kind of dark inside and has a country feel. Â Which makes sense since it’s southwestern food. Â Right now, the owners are in the process of obtaining their liquor license, so their drink menu is very limited. Â They do offer sangrias, beergaritas and winearitas which are like hybrid drinks.
No, I did not have an alcohol beverage…I had to go back to work and actually function. Â WOMP WOMP WOMP.
Our waiter was really nice. Â Not the best, but really accommodating. Â I had the blackened shrimp salad which was amazing and my friend ordered a burger which looked awesome. Â The portion sizes were okay and the presentation was really beautiful. Â It took a little while to get our food, but the taste made up for it.
It wasn’t cheap, but it wasn’t expensive either. Â Typical Wilton Manors prices. Â My friend noticed that there wasn’t seating outside, although there didn’t appear to be an over abundance of room for that sort of thing. Â We concluded that with the right management, the restaurant could probably do really well.
I definitely suggest that you at least try it. Â If you’re a vegetarian the menu is a bit limiting but like I said before, they were very accommodating.