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Suenos or Centrico?

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gaucho25 Jul 26, 2006 03:11 PM

Which has better food and atmosphere? Did anyone go for RW? I heard they extended it until Labor Day. Looking for great authentic but innovative food. A trendy but not touristy atmosphere. And a good value.

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    SLO RE: gaucho25 Jul 26, 2006 03:16 PM

    Ate at Suenos last Sat. Here is a copy of my post after I ate there:

    "Ended up going to Suenos. It was ok, not good or great. I had Halibut which had been frozen, must have had freezer burn, and then cooked .. tasted like the inside of some old Mrs. Pauls fish sticks. Duck confit tacos were a bit over ambitious, the grilled salmon was .. well it was grilled salmon. Had crab and lobster fritters which were much more like crab cakes and tasted off, although the sauce was delicious.

    The Margaritas were tasty!

    Loved Pilobolus at the Joyce! "

    Do a search on the Manhattan board, there are a fair amount of reviews. Lots of them are old, but based on my experience at Suenos, still valid.

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      harrison RE: gaucho25 Jul 26, 2006 03:46 PM

      i agree that suenos has taken a nosedive. after 2 bad experiences after several good ones, i crossed it off my list.

      i did try centrico back in april. we enjoyed our meal, but it was nothing that would have me rush back. i had the slow cooked pork and all my companions had fish, which all though were tasty - sorry i can't recall the exact ones.

      unfortunately, this kind of upscalish, inventive mexican category is sorely underpopulated here.

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        Bronte RE: gaucho25 Jul 28, 2006 11:20 AM

        We ate at Centrico last night and were very disappointed. Everything was incredibly bland - even the surrounds. To start we shared shrimp ceviche in a tomato "salsa" (was more like red water), mahi-mahi tacos which were ok but nothing special and fried green tomatoes which were the highlight of the meal.
        My husband had the braised short rib which he said was rich but probably not quite cooked long enough. I had the fish of the day (wild striped bass) with what was supposed to be a lime, chilli and cilantro sauce - but seemed to be straight olive oil with a dash of lemon juice. I wouldn't go back in a hurry.

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          kenito799 RE: gaucho25 Jul 28, 2006 03:07 PM

          For inventive/upscale Mexican I think Crema or La Palapa are good bets.

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