Looking for a Valentine’s Dinner with a south-of-the-border flair? Look no further than No Mas! Hacienda and Cantina, situated amongst the history and beauty of the Castleberry Hill district. With a specially crafted menu full of Mexican flavors and twists, you are sure to make a splash with your Valentine from the first bite. Reservations are, of course, recommended. Still, while most couples are out at steakhouses or rotating restaurants amongst the clouds, many will be missing out on a unique and enriching experience just down the road. Take this as an opportunity to experience the holiday of love in a whole new way.
The Valentine’s Day Prix Five menu is featured as part of a limited-time deal for $65 per couple, and is well worth the price! Now, for a tour of the delectable food options that will leave your palette buzzing:
Camarones Del Fuego: A glass full of fresh and hearty avocado, loaded with jumbo shrimp and a flavorful splash of jalapeno vinaigrette dressing.
Ensalada De Pasion: Garnished with a heart etched into a large tortilla chip, this romance-themed salad is as tasty as it is adorable. Mixed greens are adorned with cherry tomatoes, creamy goat cheese, pecans, and topped with passion fruit vinaigrette dressing for a fresh and fulfilling experience.
Pollo Valentino: A perfectly marinated grilled chicken breast, stuffed with spinach, goat cheese, and sundried tomatoes, is topped with a Guajillo cream sauce. On the side, is a wonderful roasted potato medley to help round out the wonderful Mexican flavors.
Res Chipotliada: Chipotle chocolate dry-rubbed beef tenderloins, served with potatoes au gratin and cherry tomatoes, are so flavorful and tender.
Camerones Rellenos: Crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp, cilantro rice, black bean croquettes, and pico de gallo make this dish one of the highlights of the evening!
Caramelo Abrasado: If you’re a chocolate-lover, hold onto your seat. This molten lava cake, filled with caramel and pecans, is served alongside a scoop of creamy and cold vanilla bean ice cream.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake: I’m a huge fan of all things cheesecake, and this yummy slice of Heaven was to die for. With raspberry puree to accompany the dish, it was beyond delicious.
Chocolate De Enamorado: Last, but certainly not least, is an assortment of chocolate covered strawberries and handmade truffles. What better way to cap off a Valentine’s Day dinner than with sweet and sensual chocolates?
Beyond Valentine’s Day, trust me when I say that No Mas! is well worth an evening no matter what the occasion. The food and fare is always delicious and fun; even if you find yourself unable to make it for the special Valentine’s Day menu, go ahead and plan a trip with that special someone for another date night. You’ll even have the chance to pick up some gorgeous gifts or art pieces at the unique Artisan Market. From furniture to jewelry to authentic Mexican crafts, there truly is something for everyone in the delightful shop. For those able to make it for the Valentine’s Day Prix Five meal, two delicious truffles and their choice of a beautifully handmade Mexican ring may be added to the meal for a total of $110 (including the meal, of course).
Whether with a lover or friends, on Valentine’s Day or on any given weekday, make your way down to No Mas! Hacienda and Cantina for a memorable evening of Mexican flair!