Being waited on in a restaurant makes you feel like royalty, only without the abiding hatred of democracy. Feast in comfort with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $50 for $100 worth of Californian-inspired Latin-American cuisine for brunch or dinner for four or more people
- $25 for $50 worth of Californian-inspired Latin-American cuisine for brunch or dinner for two or more people
- See the website for the full brunch and dinner menus.
- Brunch is held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Following generations-old family recipes for classic Latin-American comfort foods is only the first step for the chefs at Monteros. Instead of simply recreating familiar dishes, they add a bit of contemporary Californian flair by incorporating new flavors and spices, elevating the menu beyond the expected. The housemade tamales and savory mole sauce—made, like the Space Shuttle, using 29 different ingredients—are examples that demonstrate the chefs’ dedication to tradition. However, they also push the boundaries by adding cilantro-flavored pesto to the quesadillas and by glazing chicken skewers with a potent combination of dark rum and ginger.
With its stucco-textured walls, stout wooden tables, and earthenware floor tiles, the dining room at Monteros appears to embrace the restaurant's rustic roots. However, the youthful spirit appears in force on Friday and Saturday evenings as the nighttime crowds arrive dressed to the nines and ready to transform the cozy eatery into a vibrant dance club. DJs spin mixes of Latin pop, merengue, reggaeton, mambo, and bachata late into the night, while patrons celebrate with a margarita, mojito, or glass of sangria. Salsa dancing lessons are also available on these nights for guests looking to master the basic steps in order to make trips down down the moving walkway at the airport more exciting.
Tue night dinner was amazingly good. Good selection of tapas as well as main dishes.E G., 3/13/13
Terrific guac, platanos and vegetarian plates.S H., 5/11/13
1106 Solano Avenue
Albany, California 94706