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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.

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    ylsf RE: kwass Nov 21, 2013 10:03 AM

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

    1. kwass RE: kwass Nov 21, 2013 12:25 PM

      Here are some pics from our friend Abbey:







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        ylsf RE: kwass Nov 21, 2013 12:55 PM

        Hope it tastes better than it looks!

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          kwass RE: ylsf Nov 21, 2013 12:57 PM

          You're funny!!

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            duckdown RE: ylsf Nov 21, 2013 02:00 PM

            LMAO! Agreed, those pics aren't flattering

        2. kwass RE: kwass Nov 25, 2013 04:53 PM

          Here is Abbey's review:


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            childofthestorm RE: kwass Nov 25, 2013 05:15 PM

            "Review" is a bit of a stretch.

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              kwass RE: childofthestorm Nov 25, 2013 05:19 PM

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

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                estufarian RE: kwass Nov 26, 2013 10:00 AM

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

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            themiguel RE: kwass Nov 26, 2013 11:56 AM

            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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              Main334 RE: themiguel Nov 26, 2013 01:11 PM

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

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                childofthestorm RE: Main334 Nov 26, 2013 01:53 PM

                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.

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                  disgusti RE: childofthestorm Nov 26, 2013 02:39 PM

                  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

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                    Main334 RE: disgusti Nov 26, 2013 03:03 PM

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

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                      childofthestorm RE: disgusti Nov 26, 2013 04:15 PM

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

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                janet13 RE: kwass Nov 28, 2013 09:25 PM

                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.

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