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Fiesta Tepa Report - Watsonville


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Fiesta Tepa Report - Watsonville

kare_raisu | Dec 15, 2007 09:53 AM

The first thing that comes to my mind when thinking about my lunch there yesterday has to be the frequent *bing* of the microwave and the slamming of its door.

I had pretty high hopes for the restaurant after reading the posts which were many years old - but they were pretty much dashed after this tell-tale sign (See: Bourdain)/

My favorite part of the meal had to been the roasted tomato and dried chile salsa with its verdent cilantro leafs that came with the chips. Also, the horchata was the wonderfully artificial tasting kind - so please pass on this.

I had the chiles en nogada which contained a filling that had no nuts or dried fruit and was pretty much tasteless - especially since I think they used the smaller blistering hot chiles de agua rather than the poblano. The nogada sauce just tasted sweet and looked carboard brown rather than off-white - nothing else was recognizable. My favorite thing on the plate was the cheese crepe with the rose petal sauce - I would only come back for this - but again the sauce was nuked dry into the 'crepa.' I have to give cred for the fresh pomgranate seed though. The yellow rice tasted too much of bouillon to be edible and the beans were gloopy. :(

Fellow diner had the trio of pipians - which was also pretty miserable - mainly due to the dubious age of the 'assorted' meats on the plate. The brown - poblano was ok.

I do not think this place is worth an excursion anymore.

Ill load up some pictures tommorow.

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