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Angeleno BDay Dinner: Florencia 13 or EL Maguey?

avorona Oct 4, 2007 10:48 AM

I'm trying to pick between Florencia 13 or El Maguey for dinner Friday night (for about 6 people)....I've already looked at most of the posts about Best Authentic Mexican Restaurants in NYC and I've boiled it down to these two (I've heard Tulcingo, Tehuitzingo, and Noche are all good but I want something a bit nicer).
Which one's better? (Keep in mind that I'm a 1/2 mexican angeleno)

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  1. LeahBaila RE: avorona Oct 4, 2007 10:59 AM

    By Angeleno, do you mean someone visiting from L.A.? Pls advise...

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    1. re: LeahBaila
      avorona RE: LeahBaila Oct 4, 2007 12:05 PM

      yes i do

      1. re: avorona
        LeahBaila RE: avorona Oct 4, 2007 12:11 PM

        The Mexican food in L.A. is MUCH better than the Mexican food here...maybe you should consider a different cuisine?

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      small h RE: avorona Oct 4, 2007 11:40 AM

      I can vouch only for El Maguey, which I think is great, especially the chile rellenos. It is clean and pleasant, but very simply decorated (plastic tablecloths, etc.) so if you're looking for "nicer" you may want to keep looking.

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        TBird RE: small h Oct 4, 2007 12:08 PM

        and i can only vouch for florencia 13. being from so cal, i went for the "novelty" aspect of it and was delightfully impressed.

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