Sol Food at SF Food Lab - anyone been/can compare?
SF Food Lab recently started doing pop-ups in the Renoir hotel (former site of Joe's).
Was excited when I saw Sol Food of San Rafael was there for the first month, having heard a lot about. Went today, got the pollo al horno, coconut pudding, and iced espresso. Iced espresso tasted like a watery Vietnamese iced coffee, the other two i thought were very good, but not as incredible/mindblowing as everyone had made that place out to be.
Has anyone been to both? Or are my expectations too high?
I've only been to the San Rafael place (many times). I'm certainly no expert on Puerto Rican food and I've read here that it's not "authentic", but I like it a lot and that definitely includes their pollo al horno. Did they have bottles of their hot sauce available? Here's an article about the San Rafael place that pretty much describes it as I see it.