La Comida – Maybe Morton’s Should Stick to Steaks & Wine
La Comida, Downtown Las Vegas
“How’s the food?” I hear a man’s voice from behind me as I’m dining outside with the back to 6th Street in Downtown Las Vegas at the hottest new Mexican eatery, La Comida. “Not good.” I reply.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m far more likely to say something positive and gushy when asked for an opinion about anything, especially food. And the truth is, my mind searched for something nice to say. I’ll never be a food “critic” because I never say anything unkind about someone’s endeavor. Well, almost never.
The chicken enchiladas were tasteless. I took a bite of Melly Allen’s burrito and it tasted like a dry cinnamon stick. The chips and salsa were bland and lifeless. And the worst part? Our margaritas came after we finished eating our entree. Oh the inhumanity!
I’m guessing that when you’re the trendiest new restaurant in one of the most up-and-coming areas of Las Vegas, apologies are not necessary. Neither is tasty food.
Opening just days prior to my visit, La Comida was packed with people and an upbeat atmosphere. I would have enjoyed the decor and ambiance so much more over a refreshing margarita, and perhaps it would have dulled my sense of taste. However, unless I was planning to have my margarita for dessert, it wasn’t in the cards that night.
— Toni Spilsbury (@ToniSpilsbury) April 27, 2013
I understand opening week brings its own set of challenges and management dilemmas. However, the food in this adorable new joint will probably not bring me back. I’m thinking that Michael and Jenna Morton should perhaps stick to steak and wine.
Read a kinder review of La Comida here from fellow RECESS Contributor, Melly Allen.