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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Recently reviewed restaurants

El Mexicano, 208 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 226-0105, elmexicanorestaurant.com. Traditional Mexican fare and a few surprises, like a great mole, from the Vazquez family, of which wall-mural artist Gabino is part. Serving lunch 11-3 daily, dinner 3-10 daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V.

The Irish Times Pub and Restaurant, 14 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, 583-0003, irishtimessaratoga.com. Traditional Irish dishes along with Americanized pub fare and fanciful dishes like the corned-beef-and-cabbage-filled Irish Times spring rolls. And lots of beer, on tap and in bottles. Serving lunch 11:30-3:30 daily, dinner from 5 daily. AE, D, MC, V.

Limoncello Ristorante, 1 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs, 580-8700, limon celloristorante.com. A nice array of northern Italian fare served in a Tuscan-style dining room with outside dining available as well. Serving dinner from 4:30 daily. AE, D, MC, V.

Grappa ’72 Ristorante, 818 Central Ave., Albany, 482-7200. Regional Italian classics served with flair in the subtly reimagined space that formerly housed Carmine’s. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon Fri; dinner 4:30-9:30 Mon-Thu, 4:30-10 Fri-Sat, noon-8 Sun. AE, MC, V.

Casablanca Café, 14 Central Ave., Albany, 463-1111. Traditional Moroccan fare like couscous and tajines made with care and served in unprepossessing surroundings. Serving 11-9 Tue-Sat. MC, V.

Shalimar, Delaware Plaza, 180 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-4200, goshalimar.com. An economically priced menu of Indian-Pakistani favorites, with an extra vibrancy to the flavors. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat-Sun. Shali lunch buffet served 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri, noon-3 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V.

Swoon Kitchenbar, 340 Warren St., Hudson, 822-8938, swoon kitchenbar .com. Delicious, innovative takes on locally obtained ingredients, with an added emphasis on fresh seafood. The pan-roasted bluefish is masterful. Serving lunch noon-3:30 Fri-Sun, dinner 5-10 Mon, Thu, Sun, 5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.


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