Hello Foodie Friends,
I was recently invited to dine at the newly opened The Feisty Bull restaurant, located at the Coral Square Mall in Coral Springs, FL. The Feisty Bull is the newest concept by restauranteur Luigi Carvelli and the Carvelli Family. With more than 20 years of combined experience in the restaurant industry, the Carvelli Family currently owns and operates The Feisty Bull, DaVinci’s of Boca, and several Marco Island, Florida venues.
Under the direction of designer Megan Carvelli, The Feisty Bull brings together a variety of personally curated elements to create a warm, fun casual dining atmosphere. The restaurant’s overall design features earthy shades of red and orange, reminiscent of the Mexican and Spanish cultures, complimented with authentic wood accents and hints of lime green. Focal points include vintage-style chandeliers, patina copper bar tops and a large hand-painted logo that adorns the front wall. The Feisty Bull features both indoor seating and al fresco dining, as well as two unique indoor/outdoor bars. A private dining room area featuring large family-style tables is also available for groups. (Perfect for a Denise’s Foodie Event in fact.)
So on this particular visit, I brought my Aunt with me, who has attended several of my foodie events over the years, but this was her first time accompanying me on a food review. We had a blast. Shortly after we were seated, to our surprise, Luigi was in house and stopped by to say hello and chat with us for a bit. With so many wonderful choices on the menu, I was glad to get Luigi’s input on a couple items to try. Our server was Marek and he was terrific. After discovering it was our first visit, he proceeded to let us know the concept of The Feisty Bull and that they were all about tapas, tequila, family and friends and that they offer live music several nights a week. We happened to arrive on Tapas & Tequila Thursday and just prior to the evening’s live performance which began at 7pm. Bonus!
With tequila being a star on the cocktail menu, we both decided to try a Margarita. My Aunt decided on the classic, “The Feisty Margarita” ($8) made with El Jimador Blanco, Cointreau & Lime Grand Marnier Foam. I decided upon the “Raspberry Pineapple” Margarita ($9) made with Jose Cuervo, Cointreau, Lime, Raspberries & Pineapple. Both were very good, but I liked mine better, lol.
A cone filled with mariquitas arrived with a garlic mojo (which is brought out to all guests, compliments of the house). OH MY, were these dangerously addicting. The garlic mojo was really great; I could’ve eaten this combo all night, but I showed a little restraint knowing there was much more to come. While munching on the mariquitas and sipping on our margaritas, we decided a Manchego flambe would be fun to order. Check out the pic of Marek below as he prepared to ignite our cheese tableside. Who thought this whole flaming cheese thing was corned by the Greeks? I for one will admit, I was…until my experience at The Feisty Bull!
The Manchego flambe ($8) was simply delicious; starring Manchego Cheese of course and flambéed with brandy, lemon, and served on toast points. Next, we decided to try the signature mango guacamole ($10), also made tableside. This time Vernon arrived all smiles to our table, setting down a cone of fresh tortilla ships as he began to prepare our guac. I am a fan of both Latin and Mexican cuisines and the fact that I can have both mariquitas and tortilla chips on my table for my dipping pleasure elated me.
Ok, so the next dish we shared was the Lechon Bravo ($11). This was one of Luigi’s suggestions and I’m sure glad he did because we both loved this dish. It was Mojo Pulled Pork, Spicy Cilantro Aioli, Pickled Red Onion, Oaxaca Cheese, and Baguette Bread and served with Patatas (potatoes). You could tell from the first bite that the pork had been slow roasted and it was so flavorful and juicy.
I couldn’t resist ordering the Street Corn ($5) when I saw it on the menu. I’ve had this only one other time, and I just had a hunch it was going to be really good here. My hunch was spot on! The corn was cooked to perfection and topped with Spicy Cilantro Aiolo, Cotija Cheese, Chili, and Lime. If you’ve never tried Mexican street corn before, you must try it here for sure.
We just couldn’t leave without trying one of 11 varieties of tacos they have on their menu, so we decided on the El Pollo Loco ($4) – Flour Tortilla, Adobo Chicken, Cilantro Lime Slaw, Cotija Cheese, and Spicy Cilantro Aioli and the Marino ($5) – Crispy Corn Tortilla, Mahi Mahi, Mango Salsa, Lettuce, Avocado, and Chipotle Ranch. We enjoyed the fresh ingredients of both tacos, but we both favored the El Pollo Loco.
There are a number of sweet endings to choose from, and I’m sure any one of them would have delighted us, but at Marek’s strong suggestion, we went with the Chocolate Taco. A crispy chocolate dipped taco shell filled with the most delicious dolce de leche ice cream and topped with almond slivers. A perfect way to end a perfect meal.
The Feisty Bull is a really fun, unique spot turning out innovative and skillfully prepared dishes appealing to foodies, families and everyone in between. If live entertainment is your thing, than you’re in luck. They have the following nights that are sure to get your head moving, feet tapping and maybe even move you to get off your derriere and dance.
Catering to the family market, The Feisty Bull offers a lively, family-friendly atmosphere for guests of all ages. Bringing forth an interactive dining experience for the little ones, The Feisty Bull provides coloring menus, fun bullhorn souvenir hats and a build-your-own taco kit. Keeping the parents in the mind, the restaurant’s family-friendly Sunday brunch menu also offers bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.
Looking for a great Happy Hour? Guests can enjoy 2-for-1 specials on a variety of their favorite drinks from Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reverse happy hour is offered Thursday – Sunday from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Choose from an array of handcrafted cocktails such as The Feisty Margarita, Jalisco Mojito or a Strawberry Basil Caipirinha.
The Feisty Bull is open Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
They are located at 9225 W. Atlantic Boulevard Coral Springs, FL 33071 (Coral Square Mall) www.TheFeistyBull.com 954.232.1792
Until we eat again…
I send you delicious wishes, xo