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Brian

I agree with your comments about the service and food at the remodeled Chiapas, but take a little exception about the Adelita's comments. I've eaten at Adelita's several times and have generally been pleased with the food (breakfast is even respectable). It's the occasional competing media at Adelita's that makes it difficult to dine there sometimes - multiple tv's tuned to different channels all competing with the radio.

I think Chiapas will get the service kinks worked out soon.

shogunmoon

Adelita's is actually pretty solid. Maybe the veg food sucks, who knows. Neither joint holds a candle to Los Ocampo or Salsa a la Salsa or whatever, but are ok for here. Adelita's has good Carnitas and Al Pastor.

Alexis

No way guys, thumbs down! And that's a resounding "boo" on all the meat tacos, fried fish and soups from my Mexican dining companion, too. But good call on the TVs; a friend of mine was just complaining about that to me today. They are ridiculously distracting, though it's still preferred over the blaring DJs and/or live music you endure at La Poblanita or El Pantano.

Northeast needs a La Poblanita. I'd rarely cook at home anymore if that happened, though.

shogunmoon

Maybe your "Mexican Dining Companian" has bad taste. Most "American Dining Companions" would prefer a crap steak at TGI Fridays over Fugaise. Just sayin...

shogunmoon

er, Companion... sorry!

Alexis

No, it's his job to make food taste good.

shogunmoon

Then get him to open a place in NE :) I must say that I do not understand why there is no *good* mexi (or asian, if you want something non-indian) in NE.

Anyway, I was under the impression that the old owners of Chiapas opened Adelita's because they were unable to get a beer license at the Chiapas location due to the landlords apperent religious objections.

Alexis

We've thought about it. We're still toying with the idea of a tacos and tamales stand out of city limits (permits are a bitch for that kind of operation).

Agreed on the Asian thing, too. That is really frustrating. There's some place that delivers from Dinkytown but it's so bad. I should've known since the word "Express" is in the restaurant name.

I don't know anything about the building owner thing. The food at Adelita's is so different from Chiapas [Viejo] and none of the employees are the same so I'm skeptical. I see how not having a beer and wine license would crush them, though, once the places across the street opened up. I'll keep an eye on the neighborhood paper; they usually have little tidbits like that in the business section.

shogunmoon

Delivery is another thing we can add to the list for would-be NE hey sw... What? Panda Express or Snap!? Hmm. That is a reluctant decision sometimes made around our house. I have heard Crescent Moon delivers, but never remember to call.

With real estate prices so low, it might be time to set up a well run, clean, and stylish joint. NE already has reasonable "American" restaurants, like the Modern or whatever. Be smart to do something like Ngon or a slightly more casual version of Azia would do well if it was near the 13th and Uni corner. One with good vegetarian options, natch. :) You could probably pay half the annual rent at art-a-whirl alone!

shogunmoon

oops, hey sw = restaurantaur

Alexis

Crescent Moon does deliver, as long as they have a driver on the clock that day; sometimes they don't. And they're closed Mondays, but that's when you should be ordering from Snap since it's 2-4-1 pizzas on Mondays.

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