Respond to Review of CLOSED: Illa de Gracia
Review: great location, cool restaurant, nice people, but was not impressed with food. Vegan choices were too few. My starter (tropical salad) was iceberg lettuce, 2 quarters of a tomatoe, 3 slices cucumbers, some corn and a few small cubes of mango. Was not offered any dressing (there were oil and vinegar on the table). My main course had a fancy name on the menu but was composed of separate piles of plain raw grated carrots, plain corn and tofu around a small mount of plain brown rice. No sauce, no spices, no decoration, no nothing else. Pretty bland and expensive for what it was. Maybe the vegetarian choices were better. The chef obviously does not know how to cook without animal products. Too bad. Maybe the chef could learn how to make a few exciting dishes for those of us vegans. My vegetarian husband had a 'mushroom tortilla' who turned out to be a tiny omelette in the middle of an otherwise empty plate. He was starving! We were so hungry that we ordered deserts, which were ok. Nice try but need a lot of improvement.