Dennis and I decided that we would take advantage of the restaurant.com deal. 25 dollar gift certificate, for only 5 dollars! We debated for a while on which restaurant we would do our very first review on. Congratulations Tent City! You win the very first review by Oh-So Yummy! We were walking back and forth looking for the restaurant and we couldn’t seem to find it. Dennis Spots the building and says, “There’s 1100 over there.” I looked up, and the building read “Historical Museum.” It crossed my mind I had written down the wrong address, but I look closer and there was another sign below that read “Tent City.” The pictures on the site really didn’t do this place justice at all because the place looked pretty nice.
I was feeling vegetarian today, so I ordered the Hummus Wrap with a side of Potato Salad ($9.00), and Three Cheese Tortellini Soup ($3.50). The Three Cheese Tortellini Soup came out first. At first I thought my soup was a bit bland, but then once I ate one of the tortellini, it changed my mind. The cheese in the tortellini had just the right amount of salt, that it made the soup complement it very well. The potato salad wasn’t anything special; it was just like any other potato salad. My wrap contained roasted red pepper hummus, avocado, sprouts, tomato and onions wrapped in a tomato flavored tortilla. The wrap was kind of bland, and I thought it was missing something… maybe some kind of dressing or something to dip it with. The hummus didn’t stand out at all because there were a lot of avocados in the wrap and they pretty much took over.
Would I ever come back to this place? Probably not… It’s a good place to have lunch, but there really wasn’t anything special about it, except for the cool museum that was attached to the restaurant. I thought the food was really mediocre. Putting the certificate aside and judging it purely on what it was, I thought it was overpriced. The food didn’t really stand out and you could really get it anywhere else, for a better price.
Since I haven’t had it in a while, I decided to order the Clam Chowder Soup ($3.50) as my appetizer. It came out rather fast but the presentation was rushed. Off on the side of the soup bowl, I could see that the Clam Chowder had spilled off a bit and dripped alongside. I didn’t mind the spill as I was really hungry and I ate the soup rather fast. It was a bit too salty for my taste. I’ve had better at Betty’s Hotdogger, so I was a little disappointed.
For my main entree, I ordered the Roast Beef Panini ($9.50) with a side of pasta salad. The panini had melted blue cheese and red onions inside of it. It was toasted nicely and very tasty. The only drawback was that certain areas of the panini was too cheesy. Its not that there is so much cheese, but the flavor was too strong.
The dining service was good. I especially liked how the waiter kept coming to pick up the plates, the moment it was finished. Service was fast and courteous.
1100 Orange Ave
Coronado CA 92118