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Steve | Dec 7, 1999 05:08 PM

Okay...feeling kinda bummed about the portions and quality of food I've been having lately...Would love to hear of some great finds in Manhattan or Queens for FRESH interesting food at GOOD Prices and GOOD PORTIONS.

Went to Gabriela's on the upper west side saturday night, thought it was really nothing much. Don't know why it was so highly touted here on these boards. My wife had pretty decent rotisserie chicken, but the beans were bland, the rice average, and they don't even give you any chips gratis to taste their 3 sauces they rush to put on the table. The carrots are nothing interesting they give you. I had the grilled chicken which was over $12, a miniscule portion, which was cut into strips like chimichanga (spelling?),..sorry but I've had better at the Cheesecake factory for half the price. They also forgot my puny portion of rice and the beans were bland. Had to order a side order of plaintains, which were a mushy mess. I guess it would be too much to expect a couple on my plate? Much better meals can be had at Pio Pio for the same type of food, and if you are ever in Florida, Pollo Tropical can feed a family of four for $12. The tortillas had a good taste, but the service was lousy and the price of a margarita $7.50? C'mon. Bad Vibe all around. Will stick with the mexican on Willis Ave in LI near Rosyln. Ok, I feel much better getting all that off my chest.
oh, by the way had a very fresh and good wrap-fresh juicy white meat chicken with avocado and roasted peppers on a spinach wrap at a fair price at Market city cafe (I think that's what it's called) on Columbus ave near the 70's.

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