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Apr 1, 2009 09:17 AM

MSP - El Meson

Any recommendations on what NOT to miss here?

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  1. More like a recommendation on what to skip-- the mofongo. It's very dry and mealy, and even a stew or sopa cannot bring it back to life.

    1. I liked the shrimp with garlic dish that I had and I liked the leftovers of my husband's "pot roast". Nothing too fancy, but both were quite tasty. However, I found the arroz con pollo that someone else at the table ordered fairly uninspiring.

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      1. re: LauraB

        We used to love their garlic chicken, but some years back they changed the recipe, unfortunately we felt it was for the worse. Their rice and pigeon peas is not bad, I would really like to know their secret; I've given up attempting to make it at home--it never comes out close enough.

      2. I always get the ceviche, it's one of the best renditions in the city in my opinion. You get a large serving for an appetizer and it comes with tostones on the side, so I usually just get 2 appetizers as my meal.

        1. I agree with the ceviche rec--it's really good. I get the seafood casserole and love it--lots of saffron. My husband likes the mofongo and gets it every time, so maybe that's just a matter of taste. It reminds him of a trip we took to Puerto Rico where that's pretty much all he ate. Generally, I think this place gets a bad rap on the board. We have always enjoyed our food there, and the atmosphere is lovely (especially when there's live guitar or flamenco).

          1. Went on Saturday night - Ceviche was fantastic! Sangria was just ok...Paella was wonderful - we had the version with the sausage and chicken. Great atmosphere.