Now that Summer break is over and Gabriel is now in Kindergarten, our travels have been limited to day trips around the Bay Area. He also joined his first official soccer team this year and practices are on Sundays which means that our weekends can get pretty hectic. Before his soccer game on Sunday we decided to do something low key and check out Downtown Campbell which is a short distance from where we live.
First we had lunch at Aqui, located in the heart of Downtown Campbell. Aqua is a fusion of California and Mexican cuisine. They specialize in fresh, natural, organic ingredients and the food is healthy and delicious! It’s also hassle free because you simply order at the counter and its fairly inexpensive considering the quality of the food you’re getting.
The service was very good and our food came out quickly. We had chips and guacamole to share, and their chicken plate special of the day and chicken fajitas as our entrees. Everything was delicious and we were surprised how fresh everything was. We noticed that a lot of customers were ordering the Wild Rock Crab Cake and it looked so good! Next time, I will be getting that!
I gotta say though that the best thing at Aqui’s is their margaritas! Their margaritas are SO STRONG! It’s so strong that they have a disclaimer on their menus that customers should limit themselves to two orders. I don’t drink liquor that often, I’m more of a wine gal, so I was pretty buzzed after a few sips! I had to share mine with the hubby because it was such a big glass!
I must commend the staff because I accidentally dropped a fresh tall glass of margarita before even taking a sip (those frosted glasses are slippery little suckers) and the bartended gladly made me a new one. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.
We needed a little caffeine pick me up after our meal (and to get over our buzz, lets be honest), so we headed to La PatoniQ Bakery Cafe, also located in Downtown Campbell and is just down the street from Aqui.
This quaint little French bakery is the perfect stop for a cappuccino, iced coffee and a pastry. All the pastries are displayed as soon as you walk in so as full as we were and had no intention of eating more, we were tempted by the croissant and macaron. Their iced almond milk latte was perfect and Rowell enjoyed his cappuccino. What I loved about this place was the decor. I would say its a more modernized version of a French patisserie. Comfortable seating along with tables and chairs are available and soft French music playing in the background as we enjoyed our drinks and pastries was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
I just love Sundays. It’s my favorite day of the week because to me Sundays mean relaxing, family time and good food!
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