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Spice Affair is definitely a place that I will be back to. The server was really friendly, but I wish he would have been a little more helpful with the menu. We opted to get a bunch of smaller plates to share but ended up with way too much food. We all had leftovers for the next day. Also - a few of our selections were very similar...it would have been nice to sample other dishes. Other than that - the food was excellent. All of the dishes had just the right amount of spice but did not take over the taste of the rest of the ingredients. Another perk of Spice Affair is that it is BYOB!
Senti's atmosphere was really nice and was on the smaller side, but the food and price left a lot to be desired. Our table shared 2 bottles of wine, 3 appetizers, 7 entrees and a couple dessert drinks and our bill came to over $500. The portions for the entrees were very small. I had the grouper (pictured on the left) and it was pretty bland. The menu had some interesting appetizer combinations such as squid stuffed with spicy sausage or pork belly served with seared octopus (which were both pretty good!), but again - the portions were small. We ordered mussels, which usually come with a heaping dish to share amongst the group, but I think we all got 2 mussels each.
I was sad to see that Tonic closed, but Conado Tacos was a good replacement. It reminded me a lot of a Burgatory where you fill out a "worksheet" to make ordering a breeze since every taco is customized to your liking. They have a lengthy list of options for toppings, sauces, meets, etc and you can really get adventurous with your combinations. The specialty drinks were great! This would be a great place to grab something to eat before a show or event at the convention center.