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Nov 21, 2013 09:16 AM

Barrio Coreano: The new resto from Playa Cabana.

I thought this deserved it's own thread.I posted a partial menu for the new restaurant on the Playa Cabana thread yesterday, so here it is again. It's a cross between Korean and Mexican.

They open on Friday.

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  1. Curious to try it but I am definitely letting some else check it out first :)

      1. re: kwass

        Hope it tastes better than it looks!

          1. re: ylsf

            LMAO! Agreed, those pics aren't flattering

            1. re: childofthestorm

              True...but it's still nice to hear about and see pics of some of the food/drinks.

              1. re: kwass

                I fear our 'old' Abbey has crossed over to the other side!

          1. They are obviously doing something right if you're making 10 mil a year. I thought the location on the Junction was one of the most disappointing dining experiences I had all year.

            The apps were ok but it was all downhill from there, dry, flavorless tacos that were way too much money. Give me Grand Electric any day.

            The whole vibe was also aggressively cheeseball, with loud reggaeton blaring at all times and this kind of faux-mexican sensibility that wasnt for me.

            no thanks.

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            1. re: themiguel

              there's no way they did $10 million in sales

              1. re: Main334

                Yeah my eyes nearly rolled out of my head when that number got bandied about in the media. Restaurant empire worth $10 mill? Might want to fact-check that.

                1. re: childofthestorm

                  don't their tacos cost like 5 dollars each? and he has like 5 fucking restaurants or something? and idiots love it? it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if they sell 10 mil a year it's not that crazy

                  1. re: disgusti

                    At the time the article was written, he had 2 restaurants, and one had only been open 2 or 3 months.

                    1. re: disgusti

                      That's 2 million tacos. Those Annex bluebloods are gonna have some trouble fitting into their polo pants.

              2. I just went tonight and I definitely thought Playa Cabana Hacienda was better. I found the guacamole over salted and let the staff know. They brought us a new batch which was just as salty.

                We tried 4 of the 5 tacos and thought they were mediocre. The yuzu tuna taco was just heavily battered tuna. I liked the spicy carnita taco the best. The chorizo spring rolls tasted like spring rolls from a fast food place. The chorizo made it very oily on top of the fried wrapper.

                Overall, I don't think the Korean ingredients enhanced the menu.