There have been so many changes to restaurants since March of 2020. Many of my favorites are closed; many of them are restricted only to take-out; some are defying the new rules and serving anyway.
I have difficulty going into a place that is knowingly defying the rules for COVID safety. I understand that if they do not make money they will lose everything. But I also understand that losing a life is more important to me than eating indoors in a restaurant that should have been closed. Therefore, any review that I may do is contingent on that restaurant following the safety rules of COVID.
Hugo’s has always been one of my favorite restaurants – even when it was Rancho’s. I wondered if during the shutdown and reopening and shutting down again if the quality at Hugo’s had changed. I am so happy to report that the food was as good as usual; no skimping of ingredients, and I didn’t feel price gouged.
I ordered two plates – a shrimp enchilada ($6.95) and a shiitake taco ($5.50). Both of these items were ordered ala carte. The enchilada was huge, and I counted nine good-sized shrimp inside the tortilla. The sauce was thick and tasty, and the accompanying lettuce gave it an extra crunch.
The taco was also huge. I expected a regular size taco. I was surprised at how large it was. The mushrooms were sliced longways; they were sautéed beautifully, chewing them through the salsa, tortilla and cheese were a delight. There was so much food in these two items that I had the same dinner the next night.
The total of the two items was $12.45. I was charged $3.17 for tax and I gave a 15% tip. The delivery fee was waived. The total bill was $17.49, much less than I had been paying all week for other types of food.
I really enjoyed the “normalcy” of the food. I bet you will also.
Where 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.