With your kitchen's grater and wine glasses inhabited by the evil spirits of dead cheese and grapes, cooking Spanish cuisine at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Spanish American fusion cuisine at Nicaro Lounge.
Deftly blending New American and Spanish culinary propensities, Nicaro's menu changes daily to accommodate fresh flavors and culinary innovations. Recent offerings include bold, seafaring starters such as the shrimp bruschetta and the blackened, grilled, or barbecued salmon bites (each $9). The blackened chicken sandwich ($12) is served with steak fries and chipotle aioli, and the tossed house salad ($4.50 for a small and $8 for a large) unites julienne peppers, mushrooms, croutons, and bruschetta tomatoes in the perennial battle against boringly bagged grocery-store salads. The fettuccine with Alfredo sauce and basil pesto ($24) and the grilled vegetable platter ($15) both come stamped with the chef's recommendation.
Nicaro has a dimly tranquil lounge atmosphere where diners can meditatively munch elegant fare or take in performances such as Tuesday-night stand-up comedy from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., or Thursday's international DJ from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Great for romantic evenings spent waxing each other’s loafers or a luxurious night of unraveling conspiracy theories about reverse jetpack technology, Nicaro offers ornately unique dining in a comfortable, eclectic atmosphere.
Nicaro is closed on Monday. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
The Washingtonian featured Nicaro Lounge and awarded it one of the 100 Best Restaurants of 2009. Yelpers give the restaurant an average of three stars, and 77 percent of Urbanspooners recommend Nicaro:
- I like Nicaro best when Matamoros is content to mine the authentic flavors from his ingredients, as he does with his pastas and pâtés. – Todd Kliman, Washingtonian
- The old saying "To Die For" is how we feel about the food and how it was presented. – T., Urbanspoon
- Superb food and fantastic waiters. Fun & delicious – Fr.John Trigilio Jr., Urbanspoon