If sitting twenty feet from the water, watching the sunset on the Bay with a big a** margarita in your hand is your idea of a good time, then you are going to love Que Pasa? in Dewey Beach. At Que Pasa? you can sit inside (don't bother, unless it's raining) or outside at their huge open-air bar, or at tables in the sand. I love sitting at the bar because it sits a little higher than the beach seating so I can have a better view of the bay. Don't get me wrong – I love my toes in the sand while I dine, but I typically save that for Ivy.
What IS it about chips and salsa and margaritas? The margaritas here are big and taste great. The salsa is ok, but the chips are excellent and usually served warm. There are a few veggie appetizers including the Guacamole, the Queso Fundido (cheese fondue) with mushrooms and the Spanish Pickles (fresh, spicy, pickled vegetables), but I usually do the salsa and chips, a salad and an entree. The Hearts of Palm salad is excellent with fresh cut corn, cilantro, sliced cucumbers, tomato, avocado cream and pickled onion. You can also order the Mexican Wedge without bacon, or the house salad, the Casa Ensalada, with its poblano lime vinaigrette.
The Vegetable Quesadilla is a terrific combination of flavors, and is absolutely stuffed with grilled vegetables, poblano peppers and jack cheese and served with a side of sour cream, guac and black beans. Or you can order the Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos served with chipotle mayonnaise, fresh sliced cabbage, pickled red onion, pico de gallo and lime.
It's a fairly simple one-page menu, but the showstopper here is not the food. It's sitting in a bar with the breeze coming at you from all sides, looking out at an absolutely breathtaking view with an excellent margarita in your hand. Viva la beach life baby!
In the Ruddertowne complex behind the new Hyatt Place hotel in Dewey Beach. Call 302-226-1820