A Good Find
Posted on 01 / 01 / 2012
I had read about this place on happycow, and here's my Cinnamon review.
This is a good find in this predominately-Spanish speaking area of eastern LA. The interior is spacious with many tables as well as counter with stool seating that faces the open kitchen.
Our party of 3 had lunch here. Overall, the quality of the food was decent and tasty. We had ordered fries (large-cut), flautas (potato rolled in tortilla deep-fried), swiss cheese enchilada in green sauce, tamales entree, and california tofu stir-fry.
The portions were hearty, and the Mexican hot plates each came with side of salad guacamole and beans. The flautas was oily/fried for my taste, but everything tasted was good. Soy cheese is offered, though it may not be casein-free, you can ask to leave cheese out.
The only complaint we had was the slow service. When we got there around 12noon, the waitress had not arrived yet, so a lady from the kitchen took our order. She spoke some English, but missed 2 of our orders. Although we were the first table to arrive and order, it took over 25 minutes for the food to be brought to our table. The kitchen waited until ALL the food was cooked and ready before they brought anything out. So we waited a long time.
In any case I would return again when in the area. Come check it out for yourself.
simple hearty food, comfortable interior, large menu
can be a bit slow