Friday night, we met out friends Paul and Chris at Poco's On The Boulevard - Kansas City, MO . We were there at 7:00PM and the place was deserted. All I can say is that people are missing out on a great chance to try some excellent food. There are a few misses at Poco's, but overall the food is very good and it's priced well. Plus with the fact that the owner is back in the kitchen preparing the food, you know you are getting what she intends for you to get.
We decided to start out with a sampler starter special, that included crab cakes, shrimp, empanadas and ceviche. The ceviche was killer and not something that I would usually order, but in my book it was pretty much perfect. Each of the starters came with their own sauce and each was unique. She actually made 4 separate small crab cakes for each of us, that is the type of service you can expect here.
Before we ordered our meals, Chris asked the server about their mole sauce. She brought him out a sample of the rich , thick, chocolaty sauce to try. He loved it and ordered the chicken mole. The mole was served with pieces of boneless breast meat, which was little on the dry side , but the sauce and sides were very good. Paul ordered theYucatan tacos de puerco, and like Dan on our first visit wasn't all that wowed with them, he expected them to have a little more orange flavor to them. Dan ordered the salmon encrusted in tortilla and loved it,. The fish was cooked as ordered and the tortillas added a nice crunchy bite. I ordered the best meal of the evening, the cherry tenderloins. This was a very large serving of sliced pork tenderloin, cooked to perfection and covered in this amazing cherry sauce. It was served with asparagus and some really good polenta. We ended the meal by sharing a good piece of tres leches cake.
Overall, it was good experience. Great food and wonderful company are what it's all about. Check out Poco's for dinner sometime. They serve it on Thursday , Friday and Saturday nights only and it definetly worth it. They are located at 3063 Southwest Blvd. KCMO 816-931-2526.