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Is Babita really worth it?

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Is Babita really worth it?

Stravinsky | Nov 10, 2013 10:09 AM

I keep thinking I should go out there. But everyone also raved about La Casita Mexicana, and I found that meal somewhat disappointing.

Part of it is that price point. I don't really mind spending money on food, but what are they doing to cochinta pibil that makes it worth $22? For less than half that price you can get a cochinita pibil plate at Chichen Itza that is not just good, but mind-blowing. You also get probably the best salsa in the world there.

So why is Babita charging $22? Do they use jamon iberico? Do they have some kind of even more magical habenero salsa than Chichen Itza?

Maybe that's simply not the thing to order there. But the fact that such a dish is on the menu makes me feel like the place is simply ripping its customers off, and that is not a feeling I can get down with.

Just curious what others would say about it.

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