Best Of 2014

Best New Restaurant Decor: El Gallo Grande

Best New Restaurant Decor

The Big Rooster’s riotous retro-Mex mise-en-scène hits you with a visual slambang from the moment you enter the parking lot off Fourth Street South. The back wall of the restaurant, the former home of Basta’s, is the canvas for the Vitales’ gigantic rendition of a movie poster featuring the seductive Mexican movie siren Maria Felix. The fun doesn’t let up once you get inside, where the giant Day of the Dead-heads, tropical colors and mesmerizing mood lighting set you up nicely for the “authexican” cuisine. (Don’t miss the mole.)