Came here on a weekday and it was empty when I arrived. Around 7pm more people started arriving. Not enough to fill the room.
We were greeted and seated immediately. To drink I had michelada (unfortunately, the waiter arrived with a can of Tecate which I hate both, canned beer and Tecate). To start they brought us some chips and salsa & guacamole. The salsa didn't taste fresh and the guacamole was good but you can't really go bad with guacamole since avocado taste good by itself.
My fiance ordered the Vegetarian Fondido ($8) which is "soy chorizo, black beans, roasted poblanos with cheese on top". I ordered the Guatemalan Tamale ($16) which was vegan and consisted of zucchini, roasted poblanos, olives, served with a side of tomatillo sauce. Where are the capers?! Too salty for my liking. I have had so many central american tamales and have made some myself and the ones at Avenida are by far the worst I've ever tried. Sorry, but I am not coming back here anymore.
To our waiter,
Learn how to pronounce the items on the menu correctly. Practice makes perfect and you won't look foolish.
Quick Spanish Lesson:
Sopa de Dia = Soup of the day
Pronounced: [so'-pah] [day] [dee'-ah]
NOT the way you pronounced it: [sue' pah] [day] [die' ah]
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