Hit Guelaguetza last night and was underwhelmed. The mole sauce for the tamale oaxaquena was much less complex and interesting than what I had at Nuevo Leon a few weeks earlier, and that place is not necessarily the best in Chicago by any means. The other dish I ordered was the tamale dulce -- I took it home since I was too full and it was too dull. While it boasted an aroma of cinnamon and raisins, I was having trouble finding them in the mass of mas mush. Perhaps I can dig some out this AM before trying Roscoe's for breakfast, Langer's for lunch, and China Islamic for a later dinner.
Now, in Geulaguetza's defense, it was around 8:30 PM, the place was empty, though later a family of refugees from Xmas shopping showed up, on the other hand Nuevo Leon was in the midst of a busy lunch servfice and the kitchen was humming.
By the way I went to the 11127 Palms branch (corner of Sepulveda). I am not sure if the others by the same name are still connected.
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