Hoof And Fin

I’ve been wanting to go to Hoof + Fin for awhile, but when I found out about their non-weekend multiple course specials, I was absolutely sold! So from Sunday through Thursday, they are offering 2 courses for $19, 3 courses for $26, 4 courses for $36, etc. There’s also a 2 courses for $13 brunch deal. It’s too good to pass up! It’s an argentinian byob right off of South Street. It’s pretty small and intimate. Other than some daily specials, everything on the menu is fair game for the multi-course deal. Oh, we were going to get our eat on!
While we waited for our appetizers, our adorable hippie server brought over some breadsticks and some delicious dipping sauce.
E got the ceviche de pulpo, aka octupos ceviche. It was filled with slices of octopus, avocado, onions, carrots, tomatoes, celery, and cilantro. This was so fresh and yum! It also had a mysterious slightly sweet taste, but we couldn’t put our finger on it. Was it passion fruit? Who the hell cares, all we know is that it was great.
I got the corn and cheese empanadas, per our server’s recommendation. These were so delicious and not greasy at all. Does that mean these were baked? The filling was also only lukewarm in the middle, and I wasn’t sure if that’s how it was supposed to be. Even if it wasn’t supposed to be like that, I didn’t mind because it did not burn my mouth when I ate it. The dough was hot and flaky and not in the least greasy. Seriously, it was like amazing how grease-free these were. And the filling was great.
For her entree, E got the most ginormous hunk of mahi mahi I’ve ever seen in my life! It was delicious and perfectly cooked. Also, there was some coconut rice, sweet plantains, and a side salad. Everything was served on top of banana leaves, a nice touch.
My entree was the Arroz a la Gallega – yellow rice, shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, calamari, fish, chorizo, and veggies in a tomato based sauce. I don’t know what’s in this but all I know is that it was amazing! The seafood was so fresh and tasty and the flavor was just awesome. It was mostly seafood with some rice, instead of the other way around, so they totally do not skimp on the seafood! E and I both agreed that this was definitely the winner of the evening. And there’s so much of this dish too, it was crazy.
Here are the panqueques with dulce de leche on the inside. Basically, these are like crepes, that are filled and then rolled. Oh man, these are extremely rich due to the dulce de leche. It was basically eating forkfuls of dulce de leche with a little bit of crepe thrown in. This is not for the weak!
And we couldn’t say no to the churros with melted chocolate. Oh my word, these were some tasty ass churros. Who doesn’t like fried dough? Who doesn’t like melted chocolate? Put them together, and you can’t go wrong! We were both beyond stuffed with this meal. In fact, I was beyond stuffed way before dessert, but I couldn’t pass up this deal, so I forged on! It was a frigid weekday evening when we went, and there weren’t too many other diners there, which made me a bit sad. This is a gem of a restaurant with excellent food at a beyond excellent value. And don’t forget it’s byob! I can’t wait to stop in again!
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