Riomar, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans , Louisiana
Tel: 504 525 3474
Concierge.com's insider take:
New Orleans might seem like an unlikely place to sample Spanish cuisine, but local chef Adolfo Garcia combines his local pedigree and Panamanian heritage to produce outstanding takes on Iberian seafood. At this Warehouse District location, he offers a rotating selection of fresh, flavorful ceviches (using seasonal Louisiana seafood, of course) as well as a hearty yet light zarzuela de mariscos (a saffron-infused Spanish version of bouillabaisse). The list of wines by the glass is particularly deep—a good match for a tapas-style lunch. One of the restaurant's partners is Argentinean, so meat eaters are taken care of: The hanger steak (served with crunchy yuca fries and pesto-like chimichurri) ranks as one of the best beef dishes in town. More dedicated beef eaters can dine down the street at Garcia's second restaurant, La Boca, which was modeled on the casual neighborhood steak houses of Buenos Aires (857 Fulton St.; 504-525-8205; www.labocasteaks.com).
Open Mondays through Fridays 11:30 am to 2 pm and 6 to 10 pm, Saturdays 6 to 10 pm.