I seriously do not know how to describe this place. Spanish conquistador means cirque du soleil meets french chef. It's good in all the ways America can make a restaurant good. The atmosphere is beautiful and exciting and, well, random. The women's bathroom is mirror tiled and bright pink with exquisite shoes on this display behind glass. The men's room flaunts illuminated cows sculls and a constant showing of the Victoria Secret runway show. (At least that is what my husband rushed back to tell me.) The food is not cheep, but it comes to you with such flare and style, it makes sense. I kept it simple with a steak sandwich ($18) and it was decadent. My husband ordered the corn and crab chowder, and I ended up having to order a second one since I ate most of his. My salad was "peppered" with black pepper from a red, 4 foot long pepper grinder. We chose to eat on the patio, away from the party inside. It's a lovely prospect of a small pond and the fire pits at the tables lends to a bit of romantic. We ended the evening with a passionfruit creme brulee. Pretty perfect. Great place for a birthday or anniversary, or to really impress a first date. Expect to pay at least $100 for a couple.
Living in Middleton, I look for a place local to go to eat barbecue. But taking the trip to good wood was worth the trip. I wanted to visit TGIF Fridays. But didn't want to go Boise. Now that theres one in Nampa near the new shopping complex. I made my first visit. I orderd the baby back ribs. Just flat awsome. I felt that the meat was more and the special sauce was great. I won't be making those special trips to Meridian to eat ribs. But if I'm in the area, I'll consider stopping in
I always get the hot tritip sandwich here. Big chunks of pink-on-the-inside, charred-on-the-outside tritip, inside a roll spread with garlic mayo, blue cheese, and piled with carmelized onions. The absolute best!