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DaisyM Oct 9, 2008 05:04 PM

Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you.

  1. joluvscards Oct 11, 2008 11:45 AM

    All was fabulous. Standouts were the duck con queso and truffled mushroom corn cake.

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      urbanfabric Oct 10, 2008 06:37 AM

      Enjoyed the Bone Marrow and the Duck Queso Fundido, both were amazing.

      Latzo81, it's not that the portions are small, it's meant to be tapas style. Plates are small, in line with Tinto and Amada, we found that three plates per person was plenty.

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        Buckethead Oct 10, 2008 07:56 AM

        I have to disagree about the bone marrow. While the flavor of the marrow itself is good, the rest of the dish is a disaster: the marrow is cooked in the (gigantic) bones, so when they bring it to your table you've got to scrape the marrow out of the center, except the bones themselves are still searingly hot from the oven, so it's nearly impossible to do without burning yourself. And it's served with tortillas rather than bread, which doesn't really work because the marrow is accompanied by a lot of rendered fat, which leaks right out of the tortilla.

        I also thought the jicama salad was a little weak; not bad, but not as good as most of the other stuff on the menu (which is mostly delicious).

        My favorites include the hamachi ceviche, the tortilla soup (best I've had), the 'los hongos' huaraches, and the carnitas tacos. Dessert is pretty good there too.

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          shoeman Oct 11, 2008 07:13 AM

          Hmmm?....Maybe you could wait a minute or two for the bones to cool off?
          Just a thought.

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            Buckethead Oct 11, 2008 08:09 AM

            Giant bones like these don't cool off in a minute or two. 10 minutes after the plate arrived at our table they were still too hot to handle.

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              urbanfabric Oct 13, 2008 10:48 AM

              Yeah, okay, maybe I blocked out the scorching bones burning my fingers. When you mentioned it, it all came back to me. Ow, this hurts, yummmm bone marrow, ow, ow, yummm.

              I guess I thought the marrow itself was tasty despite the poorly designed packaging.

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                Buckethead Oct 13, 2008 11:09 AM

                Hehe, I agree, it was tasty. Just really, really hard to eat.

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        Latzo81 Oct 10, 2008 05:08 AM

        I keep reading that the portions are very small. How many dishes should I order per person.

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          mazza3 Oct 10, 2008 11:25 AM

          i ordered a soup, the hamachi tacos and the wild mushroom quesadilla, and although i was VERY hungry that day, i barely finished my food. but i am not a big eater, a fussy stomach prevents that from happening. :) three dishes should be plenty though. everything i ordered was great!

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            Hungryin theBurbs Oct 10, 2008 05:44 PM

            Our server was great about guiding us on this. She suggested roughly 5 dishes for two people, and let us keep a menu in case we wanted to add anything once we got a sense of the food. Because two of our dishes were pretty light, and we had pretty healthy appetites that night, we ended up with 2 more, plus desserts. Depending on which items you get, 3 is probably a good number to shoot for.

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            Hungryin theBurbs Oct 9, 2008 08:27 PM

            We loved everything there, but the standouts were the jicama salad, tuna ceviche, Los Hongos huarache, and hamachi tacos. The mango margarita was also fantastic--I didn't order it and wished I had.

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              Philly Ray Oct 9, 2008 08:08 PM

              I particularly liked the Los Hongos huarache, the tamale, and the atun ceviche.

              We also ordered the kobe taco, the camarones and chorizo taco, and the red snapper all of which were good as well.

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                apurvakpatel Oct 9, 2008 05:31 PM

                guacamole was very good, also had a flatbread/pizza dish that was good (have forgotten name)

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