OK, finally ate at Carta de Oaxaca - What is all the hype about. I was not impressed.
I had the Black Mole Tamale - All I could get was sweet, there was no underlying spice or character otherwise. Pretty bland...? Others in the group had Tacos Fritos and Tostadas - pretty normal choices, but they complained too. Overall we expected so much more, the way people go on and on about this place.
I will say that the staff and service was exellent for as busy as it was on a Friday night - that part was good.