I visited this restaurant with a group several months ago and was impressed. Had what I recalled as good grilled tilapia, salad, and delicious guavas with cream cheese. Yesterday I met with a friend, and felt that things had gone downhill a bit. The waitress was Latino and eager to please, but she seemed to have trouble understanding me. She had to ask about everything twice and make super-sure she was getting the right order (that part was commendable).
She asked about drinks, and I told her I wanted hot tea with cream. The "cream" part seemed to throw her, but we got it worked out that half-and-half would do well. I understood that the restaurant had those little half-and-half containers. When she brought the tea, however, there was just a little slice of lime with it. When she finally came by and I asked about it, she said they didn't have cream. We went back and forth and I asked whether they had milk; she said they did, and brought some in a little pitcher. I had asked for water, and she served this promptly.
When it came time to order the fish, she said they didn't have any grilled tilapia. It was fried, but I am glucose intolerant and try to avoid all but a minimum amount of breading, so finally settled on Russian style fish filet, not understanding entirely what it was. It turned out to be breaded, drenched in some kind of salty juice and canned peas, pimientos. etc. It was WAY salty. I couldn't finish it. The caldo gallego, bean soup with a small amount of greens, was very salty, too. The salad was fine - crisp iceberg lettuce, a bit of cucumber (as I recall), and a large, thin cut-it-up-yourself tomato slice. There was a tasty light-creamy dressing. The guavas in the guava-cream-cheese dessert didn't taste nice and guava-y, as they did last time. My dinner partner commented that hers weren't very flavorful, either.
I might return to La Teresita if I were with a group who wanted to go, but since it's a bit out of the way I don't think I'll return on my own.
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