First time heading to the Bergen P.A.C. and this place looked great, was close by, and had pretty good reviews on here. Started off good: Seated quickly, menu looked good, price-fix pre-theater menu of $22.95 with lots of yummy choices, and bread and butter was tasty,
After that, everything went down hill. The soup was a pork, escarole, some other items mix and was tasty but over-salted. The beef empanadas were near tasteless, looked like they came off an assembly line, and had weird fillings. I am an empanada-lover, and I left the majority of both on the plate.
My husband had the Ternera Madrileña -veal cutlet sautéed in lemon sauce (tasteless) and I had the Lenguado con Canarias Filet of sole in lemon & sweet plantain sauce (tasteless fish, lemony sauce with nothing to it and good plantains). The rice on the side was good once I salted it. The accompanying vegetables were garlicky and tastier than the entrees.
Dessert was Crema Catalana (Crème brulee) and Flan. Again...quite mediocre.
Portions were generous but the food was tasteless and missed on everything with the exception of the bread and vegetables with the rice (when salted) and desserts coming in at decent.
Incredibly disappointing. I always take doggie bags and thought I was going to have late dinner and tomorrow's lunch, but left everything on the plate.
Our main waiter was disinterested and purely business. Never commented on why our entire portions were virtually untouched for every course. The other men who served in between were very nice and accommodating, filling our water glasses and getting us drinks.
Will NOT be back.