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Jun 26, 2007 11:43 AM

Did La Verdad alter its shtick?

I heard from a reliable source that they're now only serving taco *plates*--i.e., $12 minimum.--at least at dinner. Anyone else been there in the last few days?

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  1. I heard that too. Haven't been to verify though.

    1. Perhaps they are hoping to increase the dinner check average in order to attract better FOH staff?

      1. I heard that too, which is hugely disappointing. It wasn't like that when I was there.

        The first time I went I got great tacos and perfectly strong margaritas (i.e. VERY strong). So I sent a big group of friends there on a recommendation, they were beyond excited for pitchers of margaritas. When they came they said they weren't drinkable, they tasted like Gatorade. My friend asked the waitress "I thought you served good margaritas". "We do." "Are they strong?" "Yes, very strong"

        So he went to the bartender, asked the same questions, got the same answers. My friend asked him to define strong "Sir, we pour 1.25 ounces of 100% agave tequila in every 12 ounce drink. Your pitcher is 60 oz or margarita, so that's 6 oz of tequila". Less than a shot of tequila in a 12 oz. margarita is beyond unacceptable, especially at $8 a pop. They were outraged and left immediately. The place seems to have gone from hero to zero in no time.

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        1. re: heWho

          Blech. My own Margarita recipe includes 2 oz of tequila and 2.5 oz of other stuff. My solution to this issue at La Verdad and places like it that mix up weak Margaritas is to order Tequila Gimlets.

        2. I was there on a non-game day and the waitress told me that they only serve single tacos when there is a game and its crazy busy.

          1. was there for lunch this past weekend, and only the plates. But the takeout still sells'em