Changes at Talara in Harbor East
Talara in Harbor East has made various changes that all sound like improvements to me. But I'm not its core audience, so I'd be interested in hearing from others about them.
I liked the Nuevo Latino ceviche and tapas bar when I reviewed it, but it's a place I would think of more for drinks and nibbles than dinner.
But management would like to change that. ...
I mentioned somewhere, either here or in my Table Talk column, that the restaurant had added some "mid plates," i.e., entrees, to the menu. Good move if you want to be known as a dinner place.
Now managing partner Nicholas Rizzo tells me Talara has more recently added tablecloths, lowered the lights and lowered the music level."These changes are what the majority of guests have been asking for," Rizzo said, "so we have happily obliged."
Tapas and ceviche are still a big part of the menu, of course.
I'm trying to think of another restaurant around here that's changed that way, without changing altogether, and I can't think of one.
Talara is now open for lunch seven days a week, and has more promotions than you can shake a stick at. Check out the Web site.
(Kenneth K. Lam/Sun photographer)