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Is Baco Mercat really this bad?


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Is Baco Mercat really this bad?

TonyC | | Feb 27, 2014 11:11 AM

overpriced and overrated come to mind.

prodded by a staff, I recently went back for vegetables (cuz I am not eating oily gorditas or fried flat bread stuffed with more fat). Indeed the vegetables are the only edible dishes, and even some are still mad misses.

what I find most hilarious is a bowl of stir fried (roasted, whatever) romanesco with really odd flavors) can go for $12, and the "fry everything" method of cooking produces majority of vegetables hits (doesn't it always?). Yes, the beets in yogurt is tasty enough, but really, it's a beet salad with some nuts. I'll eat beets if you peel/roast it.

straying from the veggie, the boquerones is probably the grossest fish so far this year -- fried breaded pickled anchovies topped with honey. gag was apparently the flavor profile, not the Spanish tapa. he worst offense of was that bowl of meat noodle soup. it was salted beyond belief and for half the money, 10 better bowls of Chinese beef noodle soup can be found all over SGV.

Coincidentally, the last meals at Jitlada and Baco ran up similar ticket prices, but I left the downtown culinary annoyance hungry and way more sober. At least it was a bit better than Ama. What happened to Centenos of Lot 1 (dinner, not lunch).

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