21 Mar 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower
If you are looking for authentic mexican food, this is definitely not the place for you. My husband and I decided to try out the restaurant after reading pretty good reviews in 8 days. We went there on a Saturday night, around 7+pm and only 2 tables were occupied at the time (2 more tables were filled subsequently). Definitely not a good sign. We ordered the tasting menu, which was value for money, since it came with three courses and a margarita. I had the chili nogada, Comarones con Diablo, ice-cream with strawberry salsa. The husband had crab gazpacho, Carne con chile Colorado, and Ancho chili chocolate cake. The only saving grace of this restaurant is the chili nogada. The comarones con diablo (prawns cooked with chipotle, chillis and coconut cream, served with angel hair) tasted only of coconut cream, totally un-mexican. The carne con chile tasted like beef rendang, very very different from the ones we are used at other mexican restaurants. The ice cream with strawberry salsa was the worst. Try pairing ice cream with onions, cilantro, garlic and tomatoes and tell me if you enjoyed it.
Not only was the food unpalatable, the service left much to be desired as well. The waitress was rather deaf (maybe the music was too loud) and we had to repeat our orders a few times. She kept on going, "Sorry?Sorry?" It got pretty annoying after a while. Considering that there were only 2 tables occupied at the time, it was totally unacceptable that we had to wait 15-20 mins just to be served our margaritas. The hub was getting pretty murderous by the time our drinks arrived. The food took way too long to arrive as well.
The ambience was fine. Pretty good for chilling out. You wouldn't think it was a mexican restaurant at all, given its minimalist decor.
In sum, I will not return to this restaurant, given its bad food and service.