Barrio Coreano: The new resto from Playa Cabana.
- kwass Nov 21, 2013 09:16 AM
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.
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.
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.