A native of Nueva Rosita in Coahuila, Mexico, owner NicolA!s Ramos ac" known to most as acoeNicoac ac" opened Arcos Restaurant in 2004. acoeI wanted ... More
A native of Nueva Rosita in Coahuila, Mexico, owner NicolA!s Ramos ac" known to most as acoeNicoac ac" opened Arcos Restaurant in 2004. acoeI wanted to create my own little piece of Mexico right here in Baltimore,ac says Ramos. And, indeed, he has. Arcos is a living, breathing, dream come true for Ramos, who built this Mexican-style oasis piece by piece from salvaged and recycled materials. Its soul is housed in each carefully selected piece of recovered wood used to create the artfully carved chairs and tables; beautiful stained glass windows; and majestic antique doors that have been restored to their former glory. Every detail tells the story of an old row house in need of repair, now transformed into a resuscitated space with apparent touches of architectural vision. Beyond the aesthetic achievement of this once typical Baltimore row house turned tropical paradise, Arcos personifies Ramosac2 greatest attribute ac" his ability to see beyond acoewhat isac and visualize the potential of acoewhat can be.ac
Arcos is an absolutely beautiful restaurant. It has a beautiful stamped steel ceiling with dark finish wooden column over bricks. Great looking bar and a nice patio. It has a tremendous atmosphere and the food presentation is very impressive. The only thing wrong with Arcos is the food is tasteless. I was so upset, because I thought I found another great restaurant to frequent. I wanted to like the place, but the taste of the food is bland and undistinguishable. What a shame and I hope they realize this and find a new chef.
We really like the patio at Arcos, and the vegetarian chiles rellenos are fabulous, as are the margaritas and friendly staff. We were dying to find a decent Mexican restaurant in Baltimore with good food and that serves margaritas, and this is above and beyond considering the atmosphere. It's constructed out of recycled materials from other places in the area slated for demolition. Not to miss!