Large floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests here to enjoy the views outside accompanied by natural light, which brightens up the space during the day. At night, the dimly lit restaurant serves sizzling, Latin-inspired cuisine that keeps patrons returning.
The building that houses 1492 is an experience in and of itself: Sleek, sharp architectural lines, bright colors and interesting artwork sets a backdrop unlike any other. The tastes stand on their own, as well. While everything on this flavor-packed menu is worth a bite, the queso, which includes beans, spicy beef, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo; and the Cocktail Del Mar, a light and fresh seafood ceviche, are must-try appetizers.
For special plates, the El Chicano, grilled poblano peppers stuffed with shrimp and skirt steak; the Pineapple Espresso Pork, marinated, center-cut pork tenderloin served atop a perfectly grilled pineapple; and the Pabellon, Venezuelan shredded brisket marinated in red wine and served with yucca, rice and black beans, are unbelievably good. The menu also includes Tex-Mex basics, so if you’re craving enchiladas, fajitas or burritos, 1492 has got you covered. 1207 N. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City. www.1492okc.com