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When Good Restaurants Go Bad[La Mexicana]

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When Good Restaurants Go Bad[La Mexicana]

scrumptiouschef | Mar 5, 2007 10:34 AM

After years of faithful visits to La Mexicana[S.1st St]I have to ask this question.What's happened?My last 3 trips have been awful.I buzzed in a couple weeks ago for a couple carnitas tacos.Two tablespoons of meat does not a taco make...miserly portion control does not build customer traffic it drives patrons to other restaurants...one of La Reyna's tacos would easily make 3 of La Mexicanas.A week later I went in for Huevos Rancheros,formerly one of the best platters in town.One fried egg was over well and leathery,the other had barely made it to the over easy stage,the refried beans were cold,the home fries raw.Not one to give up I decided to get a pound of carnitas to go.Used to be a hefty packet wrapped in butcher paper but this one was pressed into a small styrofoam cup...threw it on my kitchen scales at the house.10 ounces is not a pound folks.I've eaten there for years but am wondering if maybe the place changed hands or something.Thoughts?

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