Okay, it is REALLY early days for this new Mexican spot on Queen Anne. La Luna is on the corner of Boston / QA Ave in the former Flow, Opal spot. We went last night; their second dinner service.
It is kind of a confused spot. They didn't do too much of a remodel, added a fireplace and a bunch of (5 huge) TVs. I don't really get it and find all of those TVs too distracting - but too each his own :).
Really nice folks and nice ambiance (except the aforementioned televisions). I like the addition of the fireplace but I don't get the small tables along the curved wall which are too short to comfortably eat at; everyone sitting there looked awkward.
I will assume that the long wait for questions to be answered, drinks to be made and food to come out of the kitchen will all be fixed with a little experience under their belts. The drinks were good and the food was well presented. We had chips and guacamole to start. Guacamole isn't on the menu at all which I've got to think is just an oversight.
And by the way, does anyone actually prefer tri color chips to just fresh warm white or yellow corn tortilla chips? I've never really liked red or blue/black chips and the chips here were no exception.
Between the three of us we ordered the peanut chicken, Carne Asada Verde Enchilada and the Carnitas. All of the dishes were good and held the promise of being better with practice. And since this is only their second night open we'll forgive that the peanut chicken suffered for not having enough sauce and the Carnitas should be served with tortillas (and they should be at least a little crispy).
The dessert menu was too long, offered too many custard-y choices and no chocolate to speak of.
All the tables were full when we left; I hope those folks come back and give them another try when they get the kinks worked out. It would be nice to have this interesting (and did I mention how reasonably priced it is?) and fun place stay around for a while.
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