My wife and I got a rare night out, and after some research and thought, came to La Verdad for what we had hoped would be a fun night out. It turned out to be anything but, unfortunately.
We ordered our drinks at the bar, as we waited for a table (the wait was not bad, hostess said about a half hour to forty five minutes, was actually more like 20 minutes, so no problems there), I got a beer (actually nice and frosty), my wife got the sangria....this is where the meal got off track.
The sangria appeard to have about a tablespoon of wine in it, the rest was ice and fruit juice, it came in a margherita glass (which the bartender spilled half the drink out of), and had a straw in it....which seemed odd.
THen we got our appetizers, we chose the chile rellenos (alot of people on this board said it was good, and it was...just not amazing or anything), and the cheese dip with nachos (had a fancy mexican name I can't remember. The cheesed dip was broken, and had that oddly grainy texture that cheese gets in a sauce/dip when it's been heated too high, and it had an off taste, I think maybe lime juice? Anyway, 1 for 2, still not awful, that is until our tacos came out.
My wife got the taco sampler, which was supposed to be 3 of their most popular tacos, but she got 4 instead, go figure, but I wouldn't complain about that! I got the tounge tacos (3 of them). So what's our problem then? The tacos, everyone of them, were awful. The tounge meat was allegedly braised, but it tasted (and felt) more like it was boiled, it was grey and unflattering, with a tough texture and tasted like it had been boiled in dishwater, yuck....I couldn't eat them, and sent them back. Mind you at this point I had thought my taco experience was just due to the fact that I had never had tounge in a taco before, so maybe it was just my personal taste that didn't match the dish, so I made certain the server knew this (I don't want to be a jerk about it). Sadly that was not the case, as my wifes tacos were all terrible! they had no strong flavors, and had mushy textures throughout, and the fish taco stank of old fish....it was inedible all around.
Service was hit or miss, as our server was very nice, just wasn't around much, I suspect she had more tables than she could feasibly handle at that time, as the place was hopping.
Bottom line, our overall experience was just not good, and I would hesitate to ever eat there again....at least it didn't break the bank!
1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215