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by beatlebum

Review: After reading so many positive reviews of this place, my boyfriend and I were very excited to try it and had high expectations. The place was empty when we got there and the waitress let us choose our seats, so we sat by the open window, but it was still uncomfortably warm. Then some other customers came in and were seated at the table right next to us, when the rest of the large restaurant was completely empty! It was very awkward. We went there for lunch, hoping that they would have a lunch menu that wouldn't be quite as pricey as the entrees. They had one lunch special that was cheaper but it didn't appeal to us so we went with the regular-priced options. It was basically a smaller selection of what they offered during dinner hours. We ordered the bruschetta for an appetizer, and it was good, though not anything particularly special. I had the Tempeh Skewers with peanut sauce and my boyfriend had a raw Tagliatelle for the main course. I was pleased with how the tempeh was cooked, but the whole dish was waaay too salty and I could barely finish it. The rice it came with was really salty and the stir-fried vegetables were an oily mess. The raw pasta dish was pretty average, bland, nothing special. We decided to skip dessert after such a disappointing meal. Maybe we just went on a bad day, but it really should have been better for how much we paid.

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jcjury
Posted by jcjury on Friday, February 22, 2013
Sorry to hear that you were dispointed. Since May 26th 2010 we are closing for lunch. The main reason why we took this decision is to provide only top quality food to a growing number of regular customers. We having daily meetings with kitchen and service staff. Usually if there is any complain about the quality of the food, the dish is immediately replaced. I don't know why this internal policy did not apply for you but you are of course invited to try our evening menu during your next visit to Berlin. Don't hesitate to contact me,
Yours,
Jc Jury (G.M)
La Mano Verde Restaurant
Scharnhorststr. 28-29
10115 Berlin-Mitte
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