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Posted by Katianna Romero on 01/21/2011
Ay....I had been wanting to go to La Casa del Mofongo ever since I was probably in the sixth grade when I would see the advertisement/commercials on television. Well I finally went in August and let me tell you, it really wasn't that serious. I am a huge fan of mofongo de camarones (shrimp) so that's what I ordered. First of all, I was not liking the prices on the menu. Pretty much everything was overpriced/expensive, so I definitely wasn't going to get two plates of shrimp mofongo ($21.95 each) for me and boyfriend. So we shared instead one order of shrimp mofongo and one plate of chicken soup ($7.95). The soup was a big portion and delicious! Some of the vegetables were a little hard though (probably undercooked) but for the most part, the taste was awesome. As for the mofongo, I did not like it. There was too much garlic. I mean, I love garlic, but there was too much. It overpowered the taste of the shrimp and the sauce. I brushed my teeth that night, woke up the next morning, and STILL had the taste in my mouth. I honestly think that the reason why they're so overpriced with their mofongo (when it's not even good) is because of the name of the restaurant. I mean, it's the Mofongo House, so obviously they're going to have their mofongos pricey. I have eaten delicious shrimp mofongo back in Puerto Rico for no more than $14 and here, at this Dominican restaurant, it's more expensive and not to my taste. Plus, the service was bad, but that's usually typical to the Dominican restaurants I have gone too, so that wasn't surprising for me at all. My waitress never cleaned the table, took the finished plates back, or even refilled our glasses of water until we left! So our table was stacked with dirty plates during our entire dinner! Trust me, this place is really not that serious. The place is nice, but if you decide to go, make sure you go early! We went at 8 o'clock and made it right before people started to flood into the restaurant! I saw people standing for a little while before they were seated. Overall, try another mofongo spot before coming over here. Now I can say that I've finally been there. I'll probably go back one day (if somebody else pays) just so I can try something else (something non-mofongo) but I'm not going anytime soon.
Posted by Mari on 12/20/2010
I went there with a few friends and the food was great. The service was also excellent. The only problem I had is that I tried to order two different items that were on the menu and they did not have it available. I would have preferred a different meal but was happy with what the meal I was able to order.
Posted by anonymous on 09/18/2010
I tried to order delivery from this place and after having the phone passed around to about 5 different people, I finally got someone who spoke a little english. I placed my order and asked for my total, and the lady on the other end answers "I don't know...". Food was never delivered...called back to ask about it and they acted like the order was never placed.... stay away!
Posted by anonymous on 09/05/2010
Being that this is close to my home I decided to come here on many occasions to have some Mofongo. And usually the Mofongo dish that I order arrives at my table on time. The food that this food establishment serve's is good. The only problem that I have with it is its staff. My waiter took down me and my friends order and quickly rushed away. I did not even have a glass of water served to me yet. I had to wave down another waiter who looked at me and then looked away and began looking at his Facebook profile on the computer located next to my table. The female servers were way too busy joking around and talking to one another about some of the male guest in the restaurant. Finally my food came and I told him that we haven't been served water. He was sorry and brought some over and then disappeared again. The meal took over 35 minutes to arrive and when we were done eating, he was gone. I waved down the waiter who earlier ignored us and he came over very upset that I was waving him down. I was very upset that this was the kind of service I was receiving here. I refuse to ever come back here until management does something about their poorly ill trained staff.
Posted by anonymous on 04/09/2010
The food was great. The drinks were very good. However, the service needs to be improved. they take too long to take the orders. whoever says it is expensive, needs to consider going to get food from the cuchifrito instead.
Posted by l05t06 on 04/06/2010
Really good food
Posted by anonymous on 03/01/2010
I go there once in a while with my husband to have their steak and mofongo. The food is great, but service is so bad, you want to get out there asap. Seems like waitresses hate you for coming there. At least, they deliver.