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Escrito por clint desde 68.120.233.123 (adsl-68-120-233-123.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net) el día miércoles, 22 de febrero, 2006 a las 12:48:00 horas :

We just returned from 2 1/2 weeks on La Ropa. Our 25th year.

We noticed that there were no sea urchins in the rocks at the north end of La ropa and less sea life. Pollution?

Traffic in town gets heavier all the time. Prices are signifcantly higher.

Garrobos is still the most consistently good restaurant in town. We have some very creative cuisine at La Gula, but the menu could use a little expansion and the service is very slow and inexperienced. We enjoyed the food at Arbolita. Mediteraneo was crammed with Ixtapaites, so we didn't give it a go. We have written off Casa Elvira and Porto Mare for various reasons. We had several tasty meals in Pozole Alley and Mango.

On La Ropa, the most consistent reataurant is Elvira's with a broad menu, excellent food and a great wait staff. El Manglar has some wonderful food, but the service is excruciatingly slow. We were pleasantly surprised at the food at Dona Prudencia in Fiesta Mexicana. We wrote off La Perla years ago because of the poor selection and service and heard from friends this year that it is more expensive and the food is mediocre.

The rumors about the fate of the Sotavento are rampant. The general consensus is that the new owners, if the deal goes through, will shut the place down after either the '06 or '07 season for a complete renovation. It needs it. I can't imagine that they will demo it. Carlos Huerer built the place like a Medieval fortress. Many Sotaventoites are flocking to the Catalina for next year. Of course, the long time Catalina crowd are already booked for years in advance as we are.





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