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Cantina La Veinte--Brickell

El Chevere | Dec 30, 201409:36 AM

Awful. Nice decor and good place for a drink, but ridiculously overpriced and not that good....of course, we got off to a bad start when I ordered guacamole (at $11) and asked for chips--I'm a weirdo who likes to eat guacamole that way...when the small portion of chips they brought me was not enough to consume the entire amount of guacamole, I asked for a second helping of chips. Turns out they charge $3 per order of chips...what's next, do they charge you for tap water as well?

I ordered the shrimp tacos as a main dish. At $24 per plate, I figured it would be a good sized portion containing gulf sized shrimp and, perhaps, a side of brown rice...caveat emptor, my bad....I ended up getting 3 small rolled taquitos--not tacos--that were filled with anything but gulf shrimp nor accompanied with anything on the side nor did they have much flavor. If you are on a diet and looking to lose weight, definitely come here.

Bottom line, I felt violated after eating at this place. I've yet to find a good Mexican resto in the SoBe / Brickell area and have been told that I might have better luck in Homestead (and, yes, I have eaten at Tequizatlan which some swear by but I'm not a fan of either--just because it's the best in the area does not mean it's good)...but what do I know, it's so hard to find good Mexican food in California--where I live--or Chicago--where I travel for business (sarcasm)....maybe I should write off Mexican completely in Miami or is there some place(s) that are actually good in other areas of Miami??....now, I do happen to enjoy the food very much at Wynwood Kitchen--more of a Latin restaurant with a couple of Mexican items on the menu....and what's up with this charging for chips--I've been told by others it is quite common in Miami...if your business is run by the Tea Party then do what some restos do with bread and EVOO--serve it only upon request, but do not charge me for it (or pull a fast one on me by adding an extra buck or two to the cost of an entree without my knowing about it).

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