Respond to Review of CLOSED: La Mano Verde
Review: My lunch experience was truly lacking freshness. The appetizer was overcooked, soaked veggies wrapped in deep fried spring roll dough with a tiny pile of greens that couldn't escape the touch of the tangy sauce. The main dish at lunch hour on that day, the marinated tofu with vegetables was two slices of tofu, fairly tasteless even if "marinated", swimming in a pool of tomatoish oily broth. The vegatables, not described further when asked upon ordering, turned out to be nothing but bits of leek, overcooked, stock veggie style. The only good thing about the whole dish were the few black sesame seeds on top of tofu. I was surprised also of the bread served aside: completely white, wheat looking bread served thin sliced. Service also left wishing for. The waitress wouldn't describe the dishes further upon ordering when asked. After finishing, expressing my surprise of the dishes and the wish for more freshness the waitress gave me but a nerveous smile. Perhaps a language issue. The interiour is tacky with the poly-weave outdoor furniture but the plaza location does give a shaded moment of calm from the tourists and the street noises. Would't recommend except for a take-away wild herb smoothie or a shot that were on the list and that I regret not ordering instead of the courses described.