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Mezcal-New Haven

cannedpoo | Apr 3, 2007 04:51 PM

Just dropped by to report on my first and last visit here last night. I am not going to argue the fine points of authenticity-I personally don't care about that-being mainly interested in whether or not the food tastes good.
Here the food was just abysmal. Everything was under seasoned except the salsa's
(served with thick fried flour tortilla wedges), which were overly hot. Guacamole was pre-prepared-ice cold and starting to turn olive colored. It was also full of cubed tomatoes, very unappetizing. Pico was without lime and salt-just straight up veggies.
My Pork Carnitas were made from pork that had been roasted, refrigerated and reheated. No seasoning could be discerned on the meat, it was dry,stringy and it tasted gamey. Alongside the meat were rice and refried beans, again no seasoning
(no onions/cilantro/garlic/cheese/oregano/peppers,etc on/in any of it).
Mom had chicken fajitas-made from pre-stewed (soup remains?) chunked chicken. It was sodden, stringy and totally without any spices or herbs. The chunks of mostly brown meat were mixed with onions and peppers and set upon a sizzle platter. No marinating, no grilling,no accoutrements (i.e.-lime,onions,olives,cheese,lettuce,tomatoes,guacamole).
We couldn't get out of there quick enough.
Sorry to be so negative-I had high hopes for the place, but honestly can't find any redeeming attributes to recommend it.

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