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need Distrito advice

sylviag Jul 24, 2009 12:07 PM

We have a reservation at Distrito, but I am having qualms.
I really don't like spicy food. I would love to enjoy it, but I can't. It is almost painful for me.
The other three guests will be fine - and happy.

Are there items on the menu that I will be able to eat?
Any suggestions?

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    Philly Ray RE: sylviag Jul 24, 2009 12:25 PM

    Ask the server to be sure, but I think you'll be okay with the Los Hongos huarache and I think the Carnitas taco isn't too spicy either. For a side dish, order the plantains. They are sweet.

    Aside from those, load up on the guacamole.

    Good luck.

    1. Carole RE: sylviag Jul 24, 2009 03:35 PM

      Having grown up in the Midwest I can sympathize with you! I've gotten much better over the years, tho.

      Many items are not spicy, just tasty. Even the vegetarian nachos have peppers that can be easily removed - I give most of them to my husband who is happy to have them. I'd follow Philly Ray's advice and rely on the server for other items.

      1. joluvscards RE: sylviag Jul 24, 2009 03:53 PM

        Sylvia you will have no problem. Their food is more savory than spicy. Make sure you have the duck tapas. We love it there.

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          LPhila RE: sylviag Jul 26, 2009 06:04 PM

          I can't recall what we ate but we tried a lot at Distrito, and I don't like very spicy, and nothing was painful or anything... just tasty! I would tell the server if you're especially concerned but I'm sure you'll enjoy :)

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            barryg RE: sylviag Jul 27, 2009 03:43 AM

            I just did their "dining days" menu (not great, but that's another story). Besides a mild kick in the guacamole, nothing we got was spicy at all. Maybe if you are hyper sensitive the chipotle sauce on the short rib flatbread with get you.

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