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iTapas in Palo Alto - the horror of it all

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iTapas in Palo Alto - the horror of it all

nutmeg | Nov 7, 2006 09:23 PM

Frankly it was just bad.

The menu does look good. The concept is small-plate dishes from around the world. The service and execution was horrendous. It took forever to be recognized and even longer to take our drink/dinner order. Our first tapas arrived WAY before either of us had drinks. When the first drink arrived it came with a weak apology that the other drink was being fetched from the cellar. An eternity later... my wine arrived.

We ordered 3 tapas to start: Lobster spring roll with wasabi aioli, seared scallops with sun dried tomato risotto and duck tacos with mango salsa. The lobster spring roll had virtually no lobster. The scallops tasted (and texture) was as if they had been thrown into a deep fat fryer and the duck tacos turned out to be duck nachos with greasy cold chips and so-so mango salsa. To boot, the butter that arrived with our bread came in wrappers!

Avoid this place. At least for now.

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