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Platiyo Mexican restaurant Review

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Platiyo Mexican restaurant Review

Chicago Mike | Jul 1, 2004 02:01 AM

We recently dined at Platiyo (3300 N. Clark). Tasting notes follow.

Guacamole: Nice, semi-chunky. Very fresh and presentable. Not quite the best ever but very nice.

Sopes: notes read "very nice".

Ceviche: we both agreed "not crazy about it".

Note that all dishes above had very low average spice and fire levels.

Chips and salsa: medium-mild and flavorful pureed salsa. Tasty.

Main Dish: Wood grilled pork chops with pina (red) mole & whipped yams. A highlight. nice grilled taste, not overfully flavorful but remembered in a progressively more positive light on following days. Easily enough for 2 or 3 persons.

Flan: a coffee-flavored flan with an annoying "eggy custard" style. Very harsh coffee flavoring.

FWIW, waiter commented that the restaurant specializes in "Oaxacan style" preparations. We again note very tame spiciness throughout the meal.

All-in-all this wasn't an unpleasant meal, but we're in no hurry to return. Portion sizes are quite large so we'd rec dining family style here, the more the merrier as you would sample more items.

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