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Sunday Dinner


We had dinner at Cafe Alfresco in Dunedin tonight. I think Sunday evening is a good time to go because they weren’t too busy.  Prime rib is their Sunday special, so Loren decided to try that.

That was a big hunk of prime rib served with mashed potatoes and asparagus.  He said it had a good flavor and was tender.  I tried the eggplant Parmesan.

The eggplant was good.  It had a little bit of crunch from the breadcrumb coating and plenty of cheese on top.  Total bill with a drink was $40.

Cafe Alfresco
344 Main St
Dunedin, FL
813-736-4299

Cafe Alfresco Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.4/5
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  • Filed under: American, Dunedin
  • Casa Tina


    We hadn’t been to Casa Tina in a while, so we headed over there for dinner tonight.  We remember when it was just a small, cramped restaurant.  They’ve expanded several times now and the place was loud and crowded, but at least we didn’t have to wait for a table.

    We started off with the nachos minus the jalapenos.

    These are just bean & cheese nachos with a little sour cream.  They’re good, but there are a lot more chips than available beans & cheese.  Loren ordered the Tacos Guadalajara.

    He got one pork and one carne.  He said he liked the pork one better, but it’s all about the sauces.  There’s a jalapeno, a smokey one, and one that he said had a hint of habanero, but it wasn’t too hot.  I ordered the chicken flutes.

    I asked for the salsa & guac to be on the side, but that didn’t happen.  Otherwise, this is my favorite dish here.  The flutes are crispy on the outside, but the chicken and cheese on the inside is tender, flavorful and yummy.  We’ll definitely try to sit on the outside patio next time because it was so loud inside that you could barely have a conversation.  Total bill with a drink was $45.

    Casa Tina
    365 Main St
    Dunedin, FL
    (727) 734-9226

    Casa Tina Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere2/5
    Value3/5
    3.3/5
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  • Filed under: Dunedin, Mexican
  • We’ve been boycotting downtown Dunedin since they put in the parking meters, but it seems the city finally came to its senses and the meters are no longer in use.  To celebrate, we went back to one of our favorite places, Cafe Alfresco.  It looked like there were people waiting outside, but we were able to get a table for 2 without a wait.

    We started off with the pork eggrolls.

     

    Tasty little bundles of pork with a tangy little sauce.  They have a nice crunch and a flavorful filling.  Both of our entrees came with salads & rolls.  The rolls are served warm and they are so good.

    For his entree, Loren got the sesame crusted salmon.  He said the green beans weren’t anything to write home about, but the salmon was perfectly cooked and flavorful.

    Saturday is rib night at Cafe Alfresco, so I went for the rack of ribs with fries & cole slaw.  The ribs fall right off the bone and though they aren’t very smoky, the sauce is sweet & tangy.

    One of my favorite desserts here is the Devonshire chocolate cake. Layers of cake & mousse served with whipped cream.  It is so good.  We all but lick the plate clean.

    They have a great waitstaff here.  Very attentive, get things right the first time, and friendly.  Total bill was $55.

    Cafe Alfresco
    344 Main St
    Dunedin, FL
    813-736-4299

    Cafe Alfresco Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value4/5
    4.0/5

    Tasty Seafood


    We had lunch at the Lucky Lobster Co in Dunedin today.  It was a bit too warm to sit out on the patio so we chose a seat inside and ordered some lobster bisque and prosciutto wrapped scallops to start off.

    The lobster bisque had an interesting taste to it.  It reminded me of tomato soup, but not quite.  It had some bits of lobster in it and you could taste some sort of wine or sherry.  It was a bit on the thin side and probably could have used some cream to thicken it up, but it was still tasty.   The scallops were melt in your mouth delicious.  They were perfectly cooked and seasoned and we both wanted more.

    For his entree, Loren got the crab cakes with mashed potatoes and a side salad.

    The dressing on the salad was a balsamic with bacon and he couldn’t get enough of it.  He really liked the crab cakes.  Not a lot of filler, lots of crab and lots of spices.  In fact, way too many spices for me.  I took one bite and my mouth was on fire.  I saw fried clams on the menu and when the waiter said they were whole bellied clams, I had to order them.

    They reminded me of New England, crunchy and tasty, but not enough of them on the plate.  I definitely wanted more.  The fries and cole slaw were good too.  We finished off the meal with the chocolate lava cake.

    It was rich and thick and chocolaty with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.  Overall, a really delicious meal, but on the expensive side.  Total bill with a drink was $71.

    Lucky Lobster Co
    941 Huntley Ave
    Dunedin, FL
    727-228-1222

    Lucky Lobster Co. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value3/5
    3.9/5
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  • Filed under: Dunedin, Seafood
  • Good Seafood


    I’ve pretty much taken Dunedin off of my radar since they installed parking meters, but since Hog Island has their own parking lot we ventured over there for dinner.  We say the same thing every time we come here, “the food’s good, but it’s way too loud!”  The noise hits you in the face when you walk in the door and doesn’t subside until you’re back outside again.  It’s just not enjoyable when you have to shout to have a conversation.  But, on to the food.  Loren ordered the swordfish which came with a salad and two sides.

    He said the fish was tender & tasty.  A few too many carrots in the veggie mixture for him, but otherwise a tasty dish.  I ordered the po boy

    It’s a mix of oysters, grouper, and shrimp on a ciabatta roll with fries.  There was no way I was going to be able to pick it up & eat it, but all of the seafood was crunchy and delicious.  The fries were nicely done as well.  Loren said he might have to order some fried grouper after tasting a piece in the po boy.  They didn’t have anything that tempted our sweet tooth tonight, so the bill was $39 with a drink.

    Hog Island Fish Camp
    900 Broadway
    Dunedin, FL
    727-733-1179

    Hog Island Fish Camp Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

     

     

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere1/5
    Value3/5
    3.1/5
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  • Filed under: Dunedin, Seafood