Our only complaint - It was very very cold. They did a very nice wine pairing. It's a set 4, 5 or 8 course menu.
Excelente servicio y comida
Amores is incredible! Everything was presented in a way that looked almost too beautiful to eat, yet the food is too delicious not to. The bilingual staff made us feel right at home, and tended to our every need. We enjoyed the 5-course meal, which was just right for us. I've been there twice now, and have loved every single surprise they have served up. I look forward to my next opportunity to visit.
Amazing food and friendly, professional service just minutes from the border. A great stopover on your way back from Mexican wine country or even as an afternoon journey out from San Diego, this is one of the best restaurants in the region!
Incredible food. Much care and dedication was given to the preparation to the complicated and time consuming dishes. It looked like the staff had worked from morning to evening getting it just right. The level of sophistication is what you would expect in San Francisco. Waiter was very thoughtful and dedicated to making sure we understood exactly what was in each dish. Chef came out at the end to introduce himself which was an added treat. I would make a trip to Tecate just to come here.
Quería hacer algo diferente para el cumpleaños de mi esposo. No había visitado Tecate desde que tenia 10 años y pense que seria algo diferente ir a explorarlo y salir un poco de la rutina. Nos hospedamos en el Hotel Santuario Diegueño que nos encanto, pero hoy quiero hablar del restaurante en el que cenamos.
AMORES fue una verdadera sorpresa, por fuera no dice mucho el lugar pero su gastronomía lo dice todo. No hay menu, solo 3 opciones sorpresas: de 4, 5 y 8 tiempos a escoger. Optamos por la de 5 tiempos y cada platillo que llegaba era una delicia.
De entrada te reciben con pan y tepanade de la casa y un betabel con carpacho de res delicioso. Después comenzamos con los tiempos : Esquite de calabaza, sopa de tomate, Curel en salsa de mole amarillo, costilla de res deshuesada con vegetales y lechuga frita, pastel de queso con helado de yaca. Todo una fiesta al paladar y esto aunado a una bellísima presentación de los platillos.
Desafortunadamente no nos toco conocer al dueño y Chef Marcelo Hisaki para felicitarlo. Conocimos a Jonathan y Erick quienes se esmeraron en atendernos y explicarnos cada platillo que degustamos. Felicidades por el gran equipo que forman.
Definitivamente lo recomiendo a todo el que pase por Tecate, AMORES es una parada obligatoria. Nosotros esperamos regresar pronto con la familia.
Our AIWF chapter shuttled down. Thoughtful production and really exquisite plating. Service was above and beyond. DEFINITELY worth the drive down from San Diego. I will be returning.
Excellent food and service. Ordered 5 courses and by my count were served 7.
In my personal opinion, food was very pleasant, creative yet still need some refinement in flavors. The place is cozy, needs some structural fixing and it is a little bit noisy.
About the food, We took the 5 courses menu, and mostly every course was unexpectebly surprising, in the good sense. The bread, wich is homemade, was acceptable, yet the amuse bouche and the seasonal salad were absolutely amazing, but overall the magret de canard was beyond any expectations.
The thing is, I do not sympathize with the idea that charging a bill of $32( beverage included!) makes justice for the actual hardwork!.
I can honestly say that this is a very underated restaurant, never see them in mags or crowded events yet their food was definitely worth the unexpected detour to this lost town in middle of nowhere!
I will surely be back, Hoping that next time it will be as famous as it should!
Sobrevaluado y teatral pero buena opción
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Beautifully prepared food that was out of this world. All food prepared with fresh local products. There are no tacos here !No menu so everything is a wonderful surprise. We had the five course menu which is actually six. The price per person is around $30 per person without wine pairing. Joshua was our wait person and he too was wonderful. He knew everything about how the food was prepared, everything in each dish and about the wine pairing. He is wonderfully well trained. This restaurant is well worth your visit.