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Cabana (South St. Seaport) lunch review

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Cabana (South St. Seaport) lunch review

dkstar1 | Apr 7, 2004 04:18 PM

So, despite what Zagat says and what (no offense) Sheena said about this place...it is NOT at all worth going out of your way to visit.

The view is great. The location is great if you work in the Financial District (East side of course). Other than that...

I ordered the empanadas (beef and chicken) which came with the soup of the day - Cream of Celery. The soup was actually quite good, albeit a bit salty (as suggested it would be...you were right Sheena). Consistency was good, taste was good. Overall, passable.

The empanadas came with beans, rice and a tablespoon of guacamole. The guac was great but alas, just a small serving. The beans and rice, average (expected). The empanadas were HORRIBLE. If they were made on-site, I'd be surprised. I highly doubt they were. They tasted incredibly bland, the pastry shell was different looking for each. It was as if they were frozen, reheated, and left under a heat lamp for 10 minutes too long. Ugh. The guacamole was great...and I can see myself over there, outside on the porch drinking a margarita and having chips and guac this summer, but other than that...not really worth it.

Service was okay. Nothing to complain about.

Others had their salads (grilled shrimp/scallop), a Salmon special, the Cuban sandwich (which looked terrible) and Grilled chicken sandwiches that were pathetic looking. I would have sent mine back if I ordered it. Terrible. One person who ordered it asked aloud "what did I order?" as the chicken was hard to find - it was all bread and a tiny piece of dry, charred chicken. Yikes! Don't bother eating here.

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