The transition of Bracero to Romesco is complete, with Romesco Mexiterranean Cocina reopening in place of the modern Mexican restaurant that once burned bright in Little Italy. There are some dish holdovers from Bracero, including the mega-popular albacore two ways, but the restaurant is now a reflection of the Mediterranean and Mexican influenced Romesco, owner Luis Pena’s longstanding bistro in Bonita.
Romesco’s tradition of Caesar salad made tableside continues here, but only in the more formal upper level dining room. Downstairs, the newly decorated tapas bar serves a range of hot and cold small plates that are half off all day on Tuesdays. In fact, there’s a deal offered every day of the week, from Monday’s all day happy hour at the bar to fifty percent off wine bottles on Wednesday, discounted taco and tostadas on Thursday, late night happy hour on Friday and Saturday and Sunday specials on Mexican stews, pasta, paella and wine.