I know that many people experienced ordering woes at La Lupe with misunderstood orders/language barrier and inconsistent service. However, I ordered food for take-out last week and not only was everything correct (and delicious!) but the food was ready in exactly 10 minutes.
Also, I had heard reports here that the service and food at Mixto had gone downhill since their opening, but I did not find this to be the case last night at all. I have had service problems there in the past when dining with larger groups of six people or so, but never when dining with only one or two other people. My date and i had a wonderful meal (appetizers, octopus salad, a steak and pork dish whose name escapes me, inexpensive and tasty Spanish red wine); the service was gracious and helpful. Courses were brought to the table too close together, but since we were sharing all plates, this was not actually a problem for us. And despite leaving the restaurant so full that I practically waddled home, there were enough leftovers for a couple of lunches this week.