At any other place, I'd accept that maybe I'm not accustomed to local food and I can't appreciate it. Not at La Tipica.
From start to finish, my visit was confusing and underwhelming. I'm breaking it down into categories to help organize my thoughts:
There were virtually no people working there, and they all seemed unmotivated and unenthusiastic. The waitress/hostess was unfriendly and honestly couldn't care less about the guests. We could regularly see our orders waiting at the window for sometimes 10 minutes before she bothered to bring them over to us.
Also, if you don't speak spanish, you're going to have a hard time. The staff speaks barely if any english. This isn't a reason to deduct points, obviously, but you should keep in mind that a language barrier might be there.
If I'm going to be honest, the food was completely unacceptable. Tortillas were dense and dry (maybe stale? I couldn't tell), the steak was unchewable, and the drinks tasted like dirty water. The only dish I can say was pretty alright was their 'carne en salsa' option for the gallo, which wasn't even listed in the english translation for some reason. It's like a beef stew, and the meat was tender but there was hardly any of it.
The place was dark, dingy, and dirty. The tables were kind of sticky, and the whole place was unappealing.
I wanted to enjoy a genuine cultural experience at this place, but it was unimpressive at best. Don't waste your time or your money and go somewhere decent.
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