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Someone please fix La Verdad


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Someone please fix La Verdad

Sgt Snackers | May 26, 2007 06:07 AM

I really want to like this place. I mean, the food is good (sometimes great); some of the best tacos in the Boston area; reasonable bartending. But the service seems to have gone downhill since my last visit.

Last night we walked in and it was nearly empty (though the outside patio was full by the time we left and the inside about half full). Seated immediately but no server for a good 5 minutes. No water appeared at any point during the meal (guess we needed to ask for it). Put in our entire order when he did arrive and waited another good five minutes for the drinks. The first michelada we ordered was undrinkable - like they put half a bottle of hot sauce in the glass - had to send it back, the second was not much better. (I had the same drink there before and it was fine.)

Dishes come out in seemingly random order - I believe we had one plate of tacos on the table before the grilled corn app arrived. That was about the last we saw of our waiter - despite sitting for 10 minutes with empty drinks - and every other table around us was being served (by different people) during that time. I eventually flagged someone down and managed to order drinks. To their credit they comped us a couple of beers. Tried to catch our waiter to order dessert (churros) but he kind of mumbled something as he passed by - not clear at all if the order went in (apparently it did). Churros themselves were tasty but very doughy, and needed another couple of minutes in the frialator to get the right texture. Overall it was a very frustrating experience.

Finally - what's with the SINGLE TORTILLA per taco? Half of the tacos are falling apart by the time we got to eat them. I'd gladly pay the extra 5 cents per taco to have two tortillas. It makes no sense.

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