The Short Order
Estevan’s section of Washington Street is a little quieter than the area closer to the Plaza, and the restaurant’s
décor is unfussy and elegant. Curiously, as the food is so excellent, the restaurant rarely seems very crowded, and it is possible — and advisable — to linger over a memorable meal and some wine. Chef Estevan Garcia’s past life as a Franciscan monk is well documented, and his regard for grace and simplicity are apparent on his plates. Recommended: pastel de guacamole, Bolognese pasta, rainbow trout, posole, Estevan’s enchilada, goat milk flan, and almond cake.