We went up to El Golfo in Silver Spring this past weekend based on the strong review from Sietsema's last column. We enjoyed the meal, but honestly didn't think it was better than Lauriol Plaza ... a restaurant he continually passes on.
I'd say this is a fluke in that he has generally been pretty accurate, but this is the second average restaurant that he's recommended. The other was Wazuri (where he also praised it in comparison to Lauriol). Am I getting just average meals from better restaurants? And what is his beef w/ Lauriol?