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Tomatillos is dead to me...

TigerAtty Mar 17, 2008 02:54 PM

Despite repeated attempts (I really wanted the relationship to work out...), Tomatillos has failed my girlfriend and I for the last time. The final straw landed when her nachos were so bereft of cheese that there was a semi-enjoyable debate at the table as to whether they qualified as "nachos" or not. Combine that with the fact that they tried to pass off frozen and then flash fried jalapeño poppers as Jalapeños Rellenos. (I understand the technical argument, but come on) I think my favorite part was when the waitress did the "talk to the hand" and stomped away from the table with her hair whipping back and forth after my girlfriend's sister asked about something on the bill. Poor service, and bad food.

I'm not giving up on finding good Mexican food in New Orleans, but the task seems more and more daunting with each failed attempt.

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    philmaur RE: TigerAtty Mar 17, 2008 03:07 PM

    Try El Gato Negro (81 French Market Place) delicious, authentic Mexican food, friendly service, & great margaritas. Enjoy! http://www.elgatonegronola.com/index....

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      Hungry Celeste RE: TigerAtty Mar 18, 2008 08:42 AM

      Taqueria San Miguel, either the Elysian Fields location or the new one off of Severn...directly across from the mall in a bright orange building.

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        lowergardendistrict RE: Hungry Celeste Mar 21, 2008 07:51 AM

        Yes to Taqueria San Miguel! It is amazing.

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        localfoodie RE: TigerAtty Mar 18, 2008 12:06 PM

        I went there for the first time and I will never go back. The server was terrible would not write anything down and then forgot parts of the order, the food was mediocre and it was exspensive for what you were getting, it is such a shame because they could do great things with there patio area.

        I agree El gato Negro is excellent the owner is super nice and there is always reliable tacqueria corona.

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          syd.ition RE: TigerAtty Mar 18, 2008 07:24 PM

          I second the bad service call! Recently moved here and so we've been trying new places. Went to Tomatillos this past weekend and decided we wanted to take advantage of the great weather and sit outside. We were told that it would be about 25 to 30 minutes and we could wait at the bar outside. Long story short 45 minutes later we noticed they were seating people who came after us and my husband went up to the hostess to see what was going on. Apparently the hostess never wrote our name down even though she had pen in hand, the waitlist, and we repeated the name to her twice. My husband was told we'd have to wait for the next table and then we would be seated. Soon thereafter, the hostess came out and told the people next to us at the bar that the open table was going to be theirs. What!?! When asked why she had just told my husband that we'd be next, but now she was going to give the table to another group she stated that she was going by what was ON THE LIST. It's one thing to make a mistake, but then to say you will address it and then fail to do so is a whole other level. Now to comment on the food - my Verdura burrito was good. My husband ordered the fajitas, but it took them about 5 minutes to bring out the sides and they were out of rice. Mexican restaurant out of rice?

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            mgarland RE: TigerAtty Mar 21, 2008 10:03 AM

            so true- I've only been there once but it was so bad that I vowed never to go back, and I haven't. There are too many good places to eat in Nola to waste time with this place.

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              ccrows8 RE: TigerAtty Jun 9, 2008 01:50 PM

              I agree. I ate lunch there the other day and I have to say I was extremely disappointed with the quality of the food. I ordered the baked Oysters topped with Spinach and Cheese and to my dismay was served Oysters topped with canned Spinach! Never in my life have I ordered spinach at a restaurant and it not be fresh. It was gross. My boyfriend ordered the Fajitas and the main ingredient was some kind of meat loaf like meat. I ordered the cheese enchiladas and they tasted soggy and like they contained cheap American cheese. I haven't had such a horrible meal in a very long time. I suggest you avoid it!

              1. edible complex RE: TigerAtty Jun 10, 2008 06:14 AM

                try:
                Felipe's Taqueria. Broadmoor: 6215 S Miro. 309-2776
                Taqueria Guerrero Mexico. Mid-City: 208 N Carrollton Ave. 485-6959 (or the place next door El Rincon; one of these two has their liquor license)
                Pupuseria La Macarena. Kenner: 8016 West Metairie Ave. 464-4525
                Mayas. Lower Garden District: 2027 Magazine. 309-3401
                Juan’s Flying Burrito. Uptown: 2018 Magazine. 569-0000.
                Juan’s Flying Burrito. Mid-City: 4724 S. Carrollton Ave. 486-9950
                Pupuseria Divino Corazon. Gretna: 2300 Belle Chasse Hwy. 368-5724
                Restaurante La Profecia. Jefferson: 418 Maine. 849-9989
                Fiesta Latina. Kenner: 1924 Airline Hwy. 469-5792.
                Jazz Tacos. French Quarter: 307 Exchange Alley. 872-0015.
                Cafe Granada. Carrollton: 1506 S. Carrollton Ave. 865-1612
                Blue Tomato. 4401 Jefferson Hwy. 734-3000

                or drive out to Williams Blvd. (north Kenner); there are many little places out there, including Tacqueria Sanchez which has several locations around town.

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                  Chartresboy RE: TigerAtty Jun 10, 2008 10:09 AM

                  I agree with trying El Gato Negro...which is just a block away...good food and great drinks...

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                    JazzyB RE: Chartresboy Jun 11, 2008 04:24 PM

                    Love El Gato Negro's margaritas with fresh oj. They are more refreshing than intoxicating. I've seen them pour in the tequilla, but after 2 you'd swear they were virgin.

                  2. Lyonola RE: TigerAtty Jun 14, 2008 07:13 PM

                    I would like to second (or third) El Gato Negro. Was there abou 4 weeks ago and really enjoyed not only the drinks (the pineapple marg and the cilantro mojoito) but also the food. It arrives hot, fresh, and ready to be devoured. If only I did not fill up on chips and salsa.

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