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Posted by nycgal on 02/19/2007
Went there with friends and have to say, they need to give you more for your buck!! I cannot believe the plates when they are already taking an arm and a leg!! Too fusion for us!! I believe in paying for what you get but this is ridiculous!! I can see why they charge so much just to keep help!!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/18/2007
We had an 8:15 reservation last night for 5 people. At 8:55 they lamely cobbled together three small round tables in the cold bar area in the front, saying it would be another 30 minutes if we wanted a real table. The hostess acted as though she was doing us a favor. Unbelievable. She was totally unapologetic. After some complaints, she offered to buy a round of drinks, which showed up on the bill nonetheless. Our waiter was actually the bartender, so when the bar filled up we couldn't even get a glass of water. The food arrived cold, which is a real shame because it was delicious. The chef is truly a talent, it is a pity her great cuisine is marred by an incompetent staff. I won't be going back.
Posted by Weasel on 02/17/2007
Went there for a Valentine's dinner and was so disappointed. Had average expectations going in, just wanted a decent local meal and came away extremely disappointed. The service was average-the waitress seemed bothered and judgemental. Each dish that we had included one ingredient that ruined it-be it pomegranate, apricot, pineapple and everything was over-sauced. Crema should stick to simplicity and it would be received much better. Will not go back.
Posted by harlemflophouse on 02/14/2007
Chef Julieta Ballesteros doesn't just cook, she creates, she inspires, she conjures. I have been a fan of hers since I first discovered her culinary magic at the old Mexicana Mama. Now in her own space and firmly in control of her domain her wizardry has come to full fruition. Don't walk run, run as if your taste buds depended on it, before she ascends to the heavens and out of reach of the working mans pocket book forever.
Posted by Colleen on 02/12/2007
I would absolutely recommend this place. It's really quaint and cute (I can't wait to go back in the summer and sit in outside in the back) It seems as though they need to work on their service a tad more but the food is awesome. The guacamole is spiced to perfection, and the appetizers are full of flavor. I got the halibut encrusted with the bacon/crab meat. It was amazing. The portions are sizeable as well, so it's worth the bill.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/08/2007
Birthday lunch here, a little pricy for me to go often but for a special treat it was delicious. Margaritas were strong and made with fresh lime (though $12 which is way more than I would usually pay). We had pumpkin chipotle soup--amazing with a nice smoky burn and toasted pumpkin seeds on top for crunch. The salsas were creamy and not regular chunky tomato salsa, really good and unusual. I had the filet minon skewer which was good but getting it medium meant that the onion on the skewer didn't cook enough. I would definitely go back and try other dishes, maybe when I have my parents or friends in town.
Posted by nycdave on 10/04/2006
Decided to try this place out even though there wasn't a main entree for under $17. For Mexican food, anything over $20 is overpriced. The restaurant itself is very finely appointed. The service staff - well, I wouldn't expect that the waiter would have to consult his list of specials several times while telling us what the specials were. Had guacomole appetizer (again - way overpriced, but good) and the chicken flautas - good, but again, way overpriced for the service and ambience provided.