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6/09 Geronimo,, New Haven, Ct. : Southwestern? Oh Noooooo, Mr. Bill!!

opinionatedchef | Jul 30, 200901:55 PM

I can't believe this place is as bad as it is. Roomba is gone and its new incarnation was closed this night ; Ibiza disappointed us the last 2 yrs so we didn't want to return; Zinc had been good on previous trips but we wanted to try a new place, So I read as many CH posts as I could and somehow I got the impression that Geronimo would deliver.
Maybe if you're a non-foody, unfussy young student, you would like this place, but we are the polar opposite of that depiction.

. The mole on the chicken was odd but o.k. After being told that the pork in the tacos was very sweet, I ordered the beef quesadillas, which were generous and well flavored. Ditto the delicious quinoa filled chile relleno.Very good bl.beans. But other than those dishes, everything else was dreadful.Major comment: too sweeeeet. Sugar in way too many savory dishes where it does not belong.Sangria was like soda pop. The pumpkin 'grits'(this chef has obviously never had real grits)had the oddest flavor;inedible. Onion rings-battered(yech).,VERY greasy. Southwestern food is unfortunately maligned more often than not in New England, and this was a perfect example of that travesty. Such a shame; it's really not hard to do well but you have to have someone who cares and knows- in the chef and the owner.Looking further, at the staff, it's quite obvious that the owner doesn't care about this place. Our server was a) nice but b) completely unknowledgable about the food. The atmosphere is like a franchise saloon steakhouse; cheap, brown, unattractive. Hope I have warned you in time.

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