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Downhill Alert: Mexican Radio


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Downhill Alert: Mexican Radio

Alex | Nov 13, 2000 10:08 AM

Had an absolutely horrendous meal at Mexican Radio the other day. I was a big fan of this restaurant when it was housed in the cramped Little Italy location. It moved to a much larger space on Cleveland Place a few months ago. From what I understand, it has the same owners, staff, etc. - hard to believe judging from my meal.

To start, the service was miserable - an abosulte ice queen waitress throwing plates of food around. No chips or salsa were offered to our table of 6 - this was a first for Mexican Radio. According to our waitress, the phenomenal chicken and mole that was a staple of our past meals was simply a figment of our imagination - it never existed. I had a chicken buritto that was only marginally better than a Taco Bell Grande Buritto (not that Taco Bell doesn't have its virtues). The tacos had stale shells. The margaritas were sickingly sweet and short on alcholol. All around, a dismal experience.

I have spoken with a handful of others, all of whom have had the same experience at the new location. It is a shame, because the old Mexican Radio was damn good.

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