Thursday, August 3, 2017

Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar

Akron's Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar opened a location in Downtown Cleveland from the ground-up by constructing a lakeside building with stunning views in the Inner Harbor by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seriously, these views while sipping on a margarita flight...
I tried the Jalapeno Cilantro, Blackberry, and Mango. All delicious, but I think the Mango ended up being my favorite.

Mr. H and I started with the Guacamole Sampler ($15.90) of three. We did the Grilled Pineapple with Bacon and Aji Amarillo, Habanero Jelly, and Classic. The Habanero Jelly was really the only one that stood out, and it wasn't too spicy so don't be intimidated.
I went for the Jerk Shrimp Tacos ($14.90) with pan seared shrimp, green papaya slaw, and coconut jerk sauce. All of the tacos are served with three flour tortillas, rice and beans. Honestly, this wasn't very good. The coconut milk overpowered any jerk seasoning, the slaw was served warm with the shrimp so the taco contents had no varying textures. Halfway through our meals, I was asked if I wanted hot sauce. I chose the house hot sauce, and it did help the poor rice and beans. This dish was a big miss for me.
Mr. H did enjoy his Salmon En Hoja ($25.90), but I don't think it wowed him either.
The views and margaritas were fantastic, and I loved our cheerful server, but the food was only average at best. I think I'll stick to drinks only here for now.

Nuevo Cleveland
1000 E 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114


Unknown said...

I had the same thought after having dinner there last week! It's a great location and they have a good drink selection but the food is pretty meh. My husband and I had chicken and pork tacos