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cynthia105 | | Jun 19, 2007 03:37 PM

I was in the mood for some Cuban food and Xiomara came into mind. We arrived at 6:30 with no waiting, which was great. But everything went downhill after that. I asked for two Mojito’s and two ICED WATERS. Our server was slightly pushy and wanted us to order bottled water, “Are you sure you don’t want bottled water?” If I wanted bottled I would have requested bottled. He then comes to take our order 10 minutes later, only to realize that we were never handed our menus. Not only did he neglect our menus, he also forgot to give us bread.
On to dinner…
For appetizers, we started off with a ceviche and a shredded duck ropa. Everything was extremely salty and lacked flavor. When the paella came, it was mini WTF moment. I’m not a paella expert, but intuition told me that it shouldn’t look like a mess of yellow oatmeal. In other words, the rice was soupy and the seafood on top was overly dry. How does that happen, I don’t know. For dessert I wanted to order the Tres Leches cake but they were out. So the server recommended the chocolate soufflé. Souffle, what can go wrong? It was too soggy and did not have any texture to it at all. I was pretty dissapointed because I've heard a few good reviews about the place. Oh well...

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