Restaurants & Bars Los Angeles Area

Ciudad- Review

koshie | | Apr 28, 2008 10:56 AM

I went to dinner at Ciudad last night and I must say, this place was average at best. The prices that they charge for their tapas were ridiculous for the amount and quality of food.

Spicy Limas- The lima beans were ok..a little bit mushy. It was mixed with sliced serrano ham. The only good thing about this dish was the spicyness. Otherwise, I could have completely made this dish at home with a bag of frozen lima beans and some serrano ham.

Paella- Could this even be considered paella? It was more like a risotto with seafood. Again, food was mushy and the flavors indistinctive. The seafood was fresh though.

Lambchops- This came with some sort of green sauce and some polenta. This was probably the best dish of the bunch. The lambchops were tender and juicy. This dish was passable but not great. Again, I felt like I could have made this at home. The dish did come with some sort of small red chili pepper that was filled with cream cheese. This was delish. The pepper was sweet yet tangy and spicy. It went with the cream cheese very well. Sad that that was the best part about the dish.

Grilled eggplant- Ummm..this was bad...just mushy eggplant with something on the inside. I have no idea was it was. Dont order this dish.

Sauted Shrimp- This was OK. The shrimps were fresh and plump. It came in this butter garlic sauce that wasn.t too bad. I knew that there were massive amounts of butter beacuase the sauce solidified after awhile. Yuk. The dish also came with a cube of garlic bread, placed on top of the butter garlic sauce. The dish was then covered with red onions. This was a passable dish.

I don't think I would ever go back. The bill came out a little under $100. Definitely not worth the price I paid.

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