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Recommendation for La Serenata de Garibaldi

Tapeworm May 17, 2007 08:20 AM

Going to the East LA location today for lunch. What is recommended? Should I get something off the specials menu?

http://www.laserenataonline.com/menu-...

  1. JAB May 17, 2007 04:26 PM

    The best things I've had there were the coconut flan and watermelon juice.

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      kotter May 17, 2007 04:12 PM

      Everyone seems to rave about this place, but I thought the food was barely decent. I ordered a fish with some type of parsley sauce that was so salty as to be inedible. SO ordered a pork dish that was equally over-salted. Chips and salsa were ok.

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      1. re: kotter
        Tapeworm May 17, 2007 06:28 PM

        I had the giant shrimp (5) with garlic sauce. My friends had taquitos and had to order guacamole and sour cream ala carte since it didn't come with it. Food was average and not work the money. Although I did like the heat of the hot sauce on the table and the fresh tortillas.

        1. re: Tapeworm
          ipsedixit May 17, 2007 08:34 PM

          As I noted above, I've never really understood the fascination with this place.

          To me LSdG is really just like Alcapulco with about a 15% premium on the prices with no corresponding increase in the quality of food.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            Tapeworm May 18, 2007 09:19 AM

            In the future, I'll go to La Parilla if I'm picking up the tab.

      2. Das Ubergeek May 17, 2007 02:37 PM

        I had snapper in huitlacoche sauce that knocked my socks off.

        Order wine or beer -- they don't have a full liquor license so the "margaritas" are made with soju or sake.

        1. ipsedixit May 17, 2007 02:18 PM

          Unfortunately, I find nothing all that noteworthy there.

          The salsa is ok, but nothing else really piqued my interest.

          1. russkar May 17, 2007 09:03 AM

            It's all good! Wicked Fresh Fish Specials , Fabulous Chile Relleno's, great desserts.

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              1_healthnut May 17, 2007 02:01 PM

              i can't attest to any of the meat dishes because i don't eat it...but all their seafood is fabulous!

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