Tonight my husband and I went to dinner at Citizen 7, a hip and modern Latin American style restaurant located in the heart of the business district of Norton Commons in Louisville. The weather was beautiful, so the doors of the restaurant were wide open allowing a comfortable flow between indoor and outdoor patio seating. We chose to eat inside and after a brief wait were seated at a two-seater table near the bar.
We started our dinner experience with an order of chips and salsa and two draft Pacifico beers. Citizen 7 offers three different types of salsa, ranging from classic garden fresh, to salsa verde, to a deep red salsa with an extra kick of spice. The tortilla chips were fresh, salty, and delicious.
The dinner menu offers a wide range of a la carte items with Latin American flair, from tacos to burritos to side dishes. There are also a variety of entrees, nachos, and fresh salads to choose from. I ordered two tacos a la carte, the Pollo taco (chicken simmered in a tomato and chipotle sauce, pico de gallo, avocado crema and queso fresco) and the Baja Fish taco (blackened mahi mahi, pineapple mango salsa, pickled red cabbage and shredded lettuce), and a side of Elote in a cup (wood grilled corn topped with cojita cheese, mayo and chili lime seasoning).
Meals are served on individual metal trays lined with brown paper. Everything was fresh and delicious. Ingredient portions were generous and the combination of flavors was the perfect compliment to the chips and salsa starter and Mexican draft beer.
Modest prices, ample choices, and a modern and fun atmosphere solidified Citizen 7 as one of our go-to date night restaurants. Service was prompt and friendly and the hip and easy-going vibe makes it a perfect choice for a casual and relaxing patio dinner or a fun and exciting date night out. We are already looking forward to going back to try the new Crab Nachos! Oh, and for anyone looking to head there for their first time, make sure to join their email list to receive coupon for a free Chips & Salsa starter.