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We ate the second time at Mateo this weekend as well. First time a little over a month ago everything was astonishingly good, but 5 of 8 prepared items this time had a fatty or old oil flavor and we didn't finish our meal. Crab stuffed peppers, lamb skewers with two salsas, and ribs were quite good.
Oakleaf several weeks ago for Saturday dinner was quite good, the quality of the food, particularly the fish, reminded me a lot of Mandolin. One of the best renditions of mussels in wine I've had...a fairly common / easy dish so particularly fine to stand out like that.