A relatively quiet Spanish-tinged spot on Main St., Manchego is where you go with a few close friends for a casual weeknight dinner to eat tapas, drink some Spanish wine, and actually hear each other. Also, they do a bottomless brunch on the weekends that’s a lot less of a scene than other boozy brunches in the area.
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