Having just returned from the wine country, I was seriously craving Mexican cooking. Interestingly enough, after the recent discussion of the merits of La Super Rica, we decided to try another highly rated Mexican spot, Guelaquetza in Palms. Unfortunately, I was the disenchanted one this time and was wondering if anyone had been there lately.
A fan of Oaxacan cooking, I had to order the famous mole negro which was, indeed, rich in flavor and my friend ordered the chicken enchiladas with the pippian or pumpkin sauce. I found that neither was quite as good as even the Westside branches of La Serenata, nor the rice as tender. In all fairness, we accidentally ordered the famous flatbread or clayuda plain and missed the touted bean paste. Compared to other noted authentic restaurants, it all seemed more primitive. The horchata was refreshing, however, and the service friendly and attentive.