Went to Tapika last night (on expense account, not
mine). Was very impressed with the appetizers, a
little bit less so with the entrees, although the
grilled tuna was excellent. Would recommend, among
appetizers, the romaine salad with green chile
buttermilk dressing, the black bean dip and the shrimp
quesadilla. A good point: my entree had real spice,
put my mouth afire but didn't hide the taste. A bad
point: my margarita was dreadful, undrinkable.
By the way, has anyone read about the neurological
disease "Gourmand's Syndrome"? And is it possible that
all of us who frequent this site suffer from it?
I've been to Tapika many times and never have had a consistently outstanding experience. The service is usually winning, and invariably there are several good dishes out of our party's assemblage.
I agree that the appetizers are usually better bets than the entrees.
For NY Times subscribers, be aware that Tapika accepts Transmedia/Timescards.