It's been a long time since I've been motivated to write a negative report about a restaurant that has gotten little play on the Manhattan board, but tonight a group of three sampled six dishes at this place owned by Angela Sosa of Top Chef fame, and we were severely disappointed.
The only dish that I'd rate good was the corn dumpling, with oaxacan cheese, chorizo charred corn smoked tomato sauce.
Every meat dish we sampled, from the pork tamale to the beef sopes to the short rib tacos were painfully sweet. Even sauces that contained lime were badly in need of more acid or anything to lighten the unctuousness.
We also ate a snapper ceviche that had the color (and unfortunately, the taste) of guacamole. Yeesh.
We did order the traditional guacamole, and that was fine, if not distinctive in any way.
In short, I have no idea what was going on. The meats were well cooked, but did anyone taste the sauces? Our waitress indicated they have had complaints about how sweet the meat dishes were before. We did not order any of Anejo's salads, some of which sounded promising, but I'm not inclined to go back unless there's reason to believe our meal was an outlier.
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