Restaurant Reviews --> Delicia
A Fashionable Latin American Bar & Eatery
After a great exhibit at the IMA, we were just able to make brunch at Delicia in SoBro, Indianapolis' bastion of New Latin Cuisine, featuring influences from the Americas (mostly south), Caribbean and Spain. We had already enjoyed lunch earlier this year at La Mulita, their casual bar/restaurant next door and enjoyed the food, but we really liked the more sophisticated, industrial-chic atmosphere of Delicia. We sat at one of the tall 4-tops surrounding the bar, but the dining area next to us looked more than comfortable.
The menu at Sunday brunch encompasses a wide range of dishes, all with a strong Latin influence, from huevos benedictos to cornmeal biscuits and chorizo-thyme gravy. We began with what we concluded was the best guacamole and chips we've ever had...crisp, fresh chips, with the lime-infused avocado, accented with serrano, garlic, diced tomato, cilantro and whole pistachios.
Linda chose the short rib tacos, two large corn tortillas filled with tender, braised short ribs, spiced cabbage slaw and crispy fried onions. It was served with herbed green rice. Delicious. And the pepper slices were large enough to be avoided, but provided a perfect kick. I had the steak and potato torta that featured sliced ribeye, grilled potato, egg, chihuahua cheese, all on a nice, chewy baguette. Again, delicious.
While tequila and cocktails figure prominently here, the wine list is adequate, fairly priced and completely based in Chile, Argentina and Spain. We chose the Altos Del Plata Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina, and not only was it a bargain, it was excellent. The dinner menu looks even more interesting, and we have been assured by friends who are fans that it is just as good as brunch.
As close to a perfect Sunday afternoon as you could wish for!
5215 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
June 17, 2015