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Tata's Restaurant Review - Wallingford, CT


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Tata's Restaurant Review - Wallingford, CT

saralynn77 | | Mar 15, 2009 05:42 AM

My boyfriend and I live less than a 5 minute walk from this Cuban restaurant, and after reading good reviews of it here on chowhound, we decided to check it out last night.

We arrived around 5:30, to see the place pretty full. They have about 12 tables after their expansion. After perusing the menu, we decided on the chicken, shrimp and chorizo dip for an appetizer, I ordered shrimp mofongos (fried plaintains in a garlic sauce) and he ordered red snapper. They were out of snapper, so he reconsidered and ordered the spanish-style pork chops.

This is when things start sliding down hill. Our server returns to let us know that they are out of chorizo, and would we like kielbasa? We assumed they were talking about a spicy kielbasa, so we said yes. When we received our app, it was most definitely the polish kielbasa you get vacuum sealed for about 3 dollars a pound at the store. Not great.

Onto our main dishes. My mofongo was simply dripping in oil, and the fried plaintains had become mushy. His pork chops were sinewy and over-cooked.

After eating, we waited forty-five minutes for the check. I had to get out of my seat to ask for it. When we received the check, we were overcharged. In the two hours we were there, our water glasses were refilled but once. The worst part about our dinner was the service. And paying forty dollars for it.

I was really hoping for a good experience here, after the good reviews I had read. It's too bad it didn't work out that way.

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