The playlist at Desnuda was the soundtrack to my teenage years. Not only the background music but favourite songs by A-ha, Human League, Stevie Nicks and New Order. It was kind of freaking me out.
Luckily, after a delicious, strong, spicy and unfamiliar cocktail called a Conquistador (Peleton Mezcal, Amaro Abano, Luxardo Maraschino, Grapefruit, Lime, Devil’s Tongue, Maldon), I started settling in.
Desnuda is Tracy’s recommendation. Tracy is a newish friend and she is fabulous. It is worth it to take her recommendations.
She not only recommended to come here, but to order the lobster ceviche. Which I did. After three clams and three oysters from the raw bar ($1 each, happy hour!). The oysters came with three types of dressings, and each one was interesting and intriguing (the clams came with a tasty cocktail sauce; actually, I’m not sure if I’ve ever had raw clams before).
The lobster ceviche was orgasmic. It is hard to describe just how good this dish is. I don’t think I’ll try.
Also: I loved the waitress. Good recommendations (i.e. the cocktail) and totally friendly and charismatic. If I didn’t run off to see a show (Groundhog Day, the musical), I would have been here all night… smashed no doubt by the end of it. I was freaking the f*** out how good my drink and food were here…