Saturday, April 11, 2009

La Piedad

After another brisk, yet chilly stroll on the Monon, FLO went for another conveniently located Broadripple appetite quencher...La Piedad! Even though, it was a cold weekday evening with few pedestrians braving the chill, we were surprised to see a decent crowd dining in the open, cantina-esque atmosphere.

We were seated immediately. Chips were placed before us with a very pleasing, smooth salsa, more like picante, and a large menu with the forethought to start out with basic Mexican food definitions for the less cultured. The menu stated the establishment was family owned, the Rodriguez family, and the service reflected that pride. The chips were fresh, the salsa one of our more favorite house salsas in town, and the Modelo Fred chose was the perfect pairing for any of the dishes.

Being as it was our first visit, and they don't have a mole, Fred and Libby decided they would each sample a dish with one rojo sauce and one verde. Ozzy would have more chips.

Specifically, Fred chose the Chile Rojo with refried beans and rice, and Libby the Enchiladas Verdes with rice. Ozzy chose the kids chicken nachos, which turned out to be quite tasty, but he wouldn't have anything to do with the cheesy nachos and tender chicken. What's up with this kid?

Fred saw lots of promise with his Chile Rojo. The meat was very well cooked and the beans and rice were prepared perfectly...this is saying a lot for someone who doesn't like Spanish rice. He found the rojo sauce acceptable, but not extraordinary.

Libby's verde, on the other hand, was outstanding. The enchiladas were a trio of cheese, chicken and beef smothered in verde...just delish! We started putting the verde on the nachos just to make sure none of it went to waste. A real show stealer...we will be back for more.

Wrap Up
Price-$-$$, Cheap. 2 beers, 2 drinks, 3 entrees, under $37 for dinner...not too shabby for a "winner dinner"
Atmosphere-***, laid back, cantina with two flat screens, a take out counter, and an attentive, yet relaxed group of servers to whom English is a second language.
Service-***, Fast, almost too fast.

Fred -B+, While I found the rojo a little bland, everything else was fantastic! Possibly the best Mexican I've had in town.
Libby -B+, Awesome verde, yummy chicken, great chips and salsa.
Ozzy - C+, Kid friendly, actual kids menu. He liked the chips...a lot. But typical to Ozzy, not enough plain carbs to choose from otherwise.

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Daniel said...

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Anonymous said...

I always wondered how this place is. Thanks for the review. I figured most of it is Monon traffic, but it looks like the food could stand up on it's own. I love Mexican so much and there is some pretty good places in Indy, I have been tempted to start a second blog!?