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Aug 10, 2009 08:08 AM

quick Laja question - menu or chef's discretion

I'm heading to Laja with a business colleague. Does one order from a menu at Laja or is the food "whatever the chef creates" that day - like at French Laundry?

My colleague will probably appreciate the former and a bit of control. How does this work at Laja?

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  1. I had the pleasure of eating lunch at Laja two days ago (Saturday afternoon). If you haven't made reservations I suggest you do as the restaurant was full; the Vendimia began Friday and there is a lot of activity in the valley.

    The menu is set with a selection of four of eight items (for example, one of two appetizers, a salad or a soup, one main dish or another and one of two desserts) for 550 pesos or all eight items for 750 pesos (if I recall correctly).

    The wine list is only from local producers. If you are unfamiliar with what to drink, ask your waiter or the host, Andres Blanco, for a recommendation and you should be pleased with the selection.

    1. The menu and times they are open are shown on their website:

      The menú is $550 MN as Ringo Gato says. The degustación is $720 MN. Prices do not include IVA and tip.