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Unpleasant food at Los Dos Molinos

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Unpleasant food at Los Dos Molinos

eeee | Sep 18, 2003 12:52 PM

Yesterday I was taken to Los Dos Molinos, which is, I think, on 18th off Broadway. I was immediately slightly put off by the neon chili peppers which brought Chili's to mind, but settled in. Margaritas and sangrias are expensive (like 10 dollars) because they are the size of fishbowls. I ordered a G&T and it was similarly oversized. I'm a bit of a lush, so I didn't mind.

The salsa arrived, both red and green. Oddly enough, it was served in little steel bowls that appeared to be about a fifth filled. It was very dark so I could not investigate further. (Perhaps this is because refills cost a buck?) Both were extremely spicy, oddly enough, the red was hotter than the green (usually the other way around.)

I ordered two shredded beef tacos and a vegetable tamale. The food arrived, and everything was extraordinarly spicy to the point of pain. It wasn't just me - I was eating with five guys, many of whom enjoy and eat spicy food regularly, and they all thought the food was spicy to the point of being inedible. One of my dining companions complained to the waitress, who said that there was some sign behind the bar that indicated that the food was spicy. Even if it hadn't been too dark to see this sign, I have never eaten in a restaurant where extraordinarily spicy food was not somehow indicated as such. I mean, even my tamale was too spicy!

Unless you're an alcoholic, I would avoid this restaurant. If you are taken here, ask them specifically not too make your food too spicy.

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