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ok..where to eat @ 3rd st. farmers market

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meeting a friend for a lil' shopping by the grove and want to eat at the farmers market. any musts or things to avoid? should we sit down and have a nice meal at monsieur marcel or grub at the diff stands?

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  1. Loteria is a must! I know that the Brazilian place is popular but I've never been. Banana Leaf has it's fans. But my favorite is Loteria - I can't seem to go anywhere else (even for breakfast).

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    1. We are going to the Farmer's Market this weekend with friends & plan on going to the Gumbo Pot...we have yet to try the alligator tail filet - maybe this time?!

      1. Wow... You're going to hear widely divergent opinions about where to eat in this area.

        For example, I think Loteria is totally overrated and overpriced, but some people LOVE it.

        The Brazilian and Korean food stalls get good mention, as does the Malaysian place (salads).

        Some people like the falafel at Moishe's food stall.

        Monsieur Marcel is suppose to be good for simple fare (wine and cheese).

        Ulysse's, the Greek restaurant in The Grove, gets good mention too.

        I found the Gumbo Pot to be truly disappointing.

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        1. re: Liquid Sky

          i'd be curious to know where ulysses has gotten "good mention." i've eaten there more than once, and the food has never been more than barely mediocre at best.

          1. re: 1_healthnut

            I like Ulysses Voyage a lot, but I usually just order a selection of mezze. They have good dips (skordalia, taramosalata) and a really terrific grilled octopus.

            1. re: Amuse Bouches

              ok, now i just might have to give them one last try...it's so hard to find really good grilled octopus or calamari anywhere!

          2. re: Liquid Sky

            The Brazilian food is excellent. I don't bother with anything else.

          3. I have found some of the food at Monsieur Marcel to be so bad as to be inedible. I like Loteria, the malaysian place, the the gumbo pot. The brazilian and greek stands are also decent if you eat there a lot, but not something special enough to warrant a visit if you go there rarely.

            1. Definitely the Brazilian spot. Yumalicious! Don't know the name. I have also eaten at the crepe place and was disappointed every time.