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Roosevelt Tamale Parlor report

deelish | Oct 30, 200408:24 PM

My dining companions wanted to go to RTP last night for old times sake before the Brava performance. I was game to see if the new ownership has improved the place. The short answer is no.

The chips were average, the guacamole was decent, and the salsa was fresh and spicy. We had a variety of enchiladas, tostadas and a bowl of pozole. The rice and beans were boring.

The pozole was the clear winner, briming with tasty red broth, lots of tender succulent pork and crisp cabbage. I was dissapointed though, that it was served without oregano and it came with lemon instead of lime. We had to ask for tortillas and when they finally came, they were not homemade. Huge bowl for $6.

The place has a new coat of paint, some interesting art on the walls, large water glasses and cloth napkins, but the menu is the same. They had no dark beer. I would go back to try the tamales just cause it's their namesake, plus the staff was very friendly and it's inexpensive ($12.pp for a large plate of food with a beer/tax/tip).

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