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Chapel Hill: Margaret's Cantina

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Chapel Hill: Margaret's Cantina

David A. | Apr 25, 2003 11:18 AM

Having a fat $10 coupon, the wife and I decided to try Margaret's Cantina, a pseudo-Mexican place in the Timberlaine Shopping Center on Weaver Dairy Road. The room is spacious and nicely appointed in unfinished wood, but the food was very bland -- cheese and lumpy tomato sauce and unpalatable brown rice ruled the plate. I would call this semi-refined mall food, with not even an attempt at the complexity of flavor or diversity of ingredients that I've experienced in Mexico and at fantastic stateside restaurants like Tacos Morelos (in Minneapolis of all places) and Baja (in West Haven, CT). As Tacos Morelos taught me, Mexican food, no less than French food, is a cuisine of wonderful, precisely flavored sauces. Who could guess, going by the typical American offering?

Discouraged once again,

David A.

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