Leslie Hendrick 
Member since Dec 20, 2007

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Re: “Rosa Mexicano

HI Leslie, I hate to say it but I am not quite sure where you have been in Mexico but it must have been the tourist attractions and not where the real Mexicans dine. Yes I am speaking of such places as Mexico City or Oaxaca or even Puebla . Your comments are quite disingenuous and factually incorrect, not sure about the biting scarcasm either. Let’s begin with the margarita, it’s actually barely Mexican and is only recently been found in Mexican restaurants. Most of the margaritas have been drunk in the States. Secondly the REAL margarita is made with almost equal parts Tequila, Triple Sec and Lime Juice. Therefore large corny Mexican glassware is touristy and commercial and allows the restaurant to put less alcohol and more sour mix in the glass to make seem like it’s bigger. Our margarita has 3 ounces of Liquor which is more than any other restaurant. Maybe it was too strong for you? As for the guacamole, We purchase a 36 count fully ripe avocado, and we take the time ( labor to de-seed the tomato ) in addition we serve our guacamole with a special salsa form Oaxaca which uses a very expensive Chile . We also make fresh corn tortillas to serve with the guacamole and these are hand made ( labor) so to us it’s not the same as other Mexican restaurants. Tell me who makes salsa’s and guacamole as good as ours and I’ll go try it. As far as the entrees and other items go Jumbo Lump crabmeat Empanadas ? that’s where, in the streets? Enchiladas with Mole di Xico which takes three days to make is only found in upscale restaurants. Again, Acapulco or other tourist attractions aren’t indicative of true Mexican cuisine unless you’re a gringo. But hey that must be your experience, otherwise why would you make such comments unless you didn’t know better. Leslie, I have traveled to Mexico and eaten in more Mexican restaurants in one year than most Mexican have in their life time. I know what Mexican Cuisine is all about. No one ever said that we served only upscale Mexican foods. Many of our guests like the Goat and other items that are truly unique to the United States . I am surprised that someone who claims to be a marketing director of some unknown company isn’t aware of the cost differential between United States and other countries. Have you ever heard of a Union ? Do you complain when you have to purchase a car that’s more expensive here than in other countries or electronics? Prices of the same items don’t always match up do they? We pay ten times more for American labor than in Mexico , Si !!! Leslie, I am sorry that you didn’t like your filet or that you think wearing jeans makes one a lousy cook. The filet is an issue but the rest of your response is not only inaccurate but illustrates your complete lack of understanding of the cuisine. I am sorry that my response is filled with as much sarcasms yours but factually you have a lot to learn about the foods of Mexico . It is important to me, if our team didn’t execute the foods properly and for that I apologize. I am sure you’ll be happier at the many fine Mexican restaurants that Atlanta has to offer. If nothing else you can enjoy a watered down margarita and some out of the can mole. Sincerely, Howard Howard Greenstone Chief Operating Officer Rosa Mexicano Restaurants 212.397.0666 x13

Posted by Leslie Hendrick on 10/29/2007 at 12:34 AM

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Re: “Rosa Mexicano

HI Leslie, I hate to say it but I am not quite sure where you have been in Mexico but it must have been the tourist attractions and not where the real Mexicans dine. Yes I am speaking of such places as Mexico City or Oaxaca or even Puebla . Your comments are quite disingenuous and factually incorrect, not sure about the biting scarcasm either. Let’s begin with the margarita, it’s actually barely Mexican and is only recently been found in Mexican restaurants. Most of the margaritas have been drunk in the States. Secondly the REAL margarita is made with almost equal parts Tequila, Triple Sec and Lime Juice. Therefore large corny Mexican glassware is touristy and commercial and allows the restaurant to put less alcohol and more sour mix in the glass to make seem like it’s bigger. Our margarita has 3 ounces of Liquor which is more than any other restaurant. Maybe it was too strong for you? As for the guacamole, We purchase a 36 count fully ripe avocado, and we take the time ( labor to de-seed the tomato ) in addition we serve our guacamole with a special salsa form Oaxaca which uses a very expensive Chile . We also make fresh corn tortillas to serve with the guacamole and these are hand made ( labor) so to us it’s not the same as other Mexican restaurants. Tell me who makes salsa’s and guacamole as good as ours and I’ll go try it. As far as the entrees and other items go Jumbo Lump crabmeat Empanadas ? that’s where, in the streets? Enchiladas with Mole di Xico which takes three days to make is only found in upscale restaurants. Again, Acapulco or other tourist attractions aren’t indicative of true Mexican cuisine unless you’re a gringo. But hey that must be your experience, otherwise why would you make such comments unless you didn’t know better. Leslie, I have traveled to Mexico and eaten in more Mexican restaurants in one year than most Mexican have in their life time. I know what Mexican Cuisine is all about. No one ever said that we served only upscale Mexican foods. Many of our guests like the Goat and other items that are truly unique to the United States . I am surprised that someone who claims to be a marketing director of some unknown company isn’t aware of the cost differential between United States and other countries. Have you ever heard of a Union ? Do you complain when you have to purchase a car that’s more expensive here than in other countries or electronics? Prices of the same items don’t always match up do they? We pay ten times more for American labor than in Mexico , Si !!! Leslie, I am sorry that you didn’t like your filet or that you think wearing jeans makes one a lousy cook. The filet is an issue but the rest of your response is not only inaccurate but illustrates your complete lack of understanding of the cuisine. I am sorry that my response is filled with as much sarcasms yours but factually you have a lot to learn about the foods of Mexico . It is important to me, if our team didn’t execute the foods properly and for that I apologize. I am sure you’ll be happier at the many fine Mexican restaurants that Atlanta has to offer. If nothing else you can enjoy a watered down margarita and some out of the can mole. Sincerely, Howard Howard Greenstone Chief Operating Officer Rosa Mexicano Restaurants 212.397.0666 x13

Posted by Leslie Hendrick on 10/29/2007 at 12:30 AM

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