Three of us stopped in for dinner Sunday evening around 6pm after a hectic day of Christmas shopping. The restaurant wasn't crowded due to a snow/ice storm that had been occuring for the previous 24 hours and we were seated immediately. My dining companions ordered chicken enchiladas & chicken quesadillas respectively, and I had an enchilada/chile relleno combo platter that was served with rice & refried beans. We ordered a tamale from the a la carte menu to share, too. Our food arrived in less than 5 minutes - no exaggeration - and it had very obviously been microwaved - the beans and the brown sauce were burned onto the plate. Aside from that, the beans were pureed to a point that there was absolutely no texture to them - it was like eating baby food with a fork. The rice was okay but underseasoned for our taste, and the same brown sauce was poured over the enchiladas, chile relleno & tamale - if my eyes had been closed, I would've had a hard time distinguishing one from another, they all tasted the same. We'd ordered sides of sour cream and received big bowls of some kind of sour cream/mayo mixture that had the consistency of instant pudding, very strange - none of us could eat it, the taste was really weird.
All in all, it was a disappointing visit and I doubt I'll eat there again. I'm a bit surprised by all the wonderful reviews La Tolteca receives and can only assume the regular cook couldn't make it in because of the weather.
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