MERCAT A LA PLANXA Scored a 3

Honestly.  This score is probably inflated because it was our “Festivus for the Rest of Us” celebration (otherwise known as Christmas Eve)  and we were probably cajoled into more good cheer which led to a higher rating than was warranted.  This was the second installment in what we thought would become a family Festivus tradition.  We won’t be returning.  It’s not that it was a bad meal; it’s just that it wasn’t as good as we remembered.  And therein lies the first problem.  It was fixed menu and it was exactly the same as the year before , only not as good.  Some of what we had: Truita de Patata, Gambas al Ajillo, Datiles con Almendras, Costillas de Ternera, Serrano Fig and Ham Salad.

The restaurant was full, although no one was waiting for tables.  Yet, the atmosphere felt unnecessarily harried.  We had a hard time getting water refills and here’s a suggestion to every restauranteur: YOUR BUS STAFF SHOULD NOT WIPE DOWN TABLES WITH NASTY DIRTY KITCHEN TOWELS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MEAL.

Cuisine and Style of Dining: Catalan and you could totally wear sequins here.

638 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Visited on December 24, 2013

http://mercatchicago.com/

 

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