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Last night Jo Ann and I dined in one of our favorite restaurants in Morelia, Tata Mezcaleria + cocina de autor. We had our usually good meal, which we will show below, but we had a couple of concerns that arose last night that we hope the management will quickly address.

The first item that we noticed was that the music was playing very loud and not at all the type of music you would expect at a restaurant of this quality. When we asked to have the music turned down all they did was to turn the nearest speaker to use away from us. It was not like the restaurant was full and could absorb the loudness, but the restaurant was only about half full mainly with tables of two quietly talking to each other.

The second concern we had was that the wine list has not changed since we first started coming to Tata over 1 ½ years ago. Some of the wines that we use to order last year are no longer available but nothing has been added to replace them nor has the wine list been reprinted. This concerns us about their commitment to maintaining an outstanding carta de vinos. I hope to discuss this with someone soon.

We did order a bottle of Tinto-Anónimo Mescal de Tinto, which was served at the right temperature and was very enjoyable. Tinto-Anónimo is a wine produced with grapes from the Valle de Guadalupe but is blended by Pablo Alonzo Pérez a local wine maker who is now working on another project in Aguascalientes which we hope he will have great success.

We started our meal by sharing two entrees a plate of Taquitos de camarón

Taquitos de camarón

Taquitos de camarón

and the Ensalada de lechugas orgánicas

Ensalada de lechugas orgánicas

Ensalada de lechugas orgánicas

Both of these entrees were outstanding. Fresh local vegetables in the salad and the Taquitos de camarón were awesome.

We then on to our main courses.  Jo Ann started with the Salmón a la plancha which she said was excellent. It must have been as she did not offer to share any of it with me.

Salmón a la plancha

Salmón a la plancha

My principal plate was the duck confit, which I have had previously. The duck confit was excellent as was the styling of the plate, however the major disappointment was that the mole sauce and the plate were not warm and this created a very disappointing culinary experience. It was like they warmed the plate and placed the mole long before completing the plate and serving it. Just something that should not happen at a nice restaurant.

Pato confit

Pato confit

We ended our meal with the dessert of Cremes de Xocolate, which was also excellent. The candied orange peals provide a wonderful contrast to the rich chocolate of the dessert.

Cremoso de Xocolate

Cremoso de Xocolate

We will return but if the concerns we raised are not properly addressed we may have to rethink about our commitment to returning to Tata Mezcaleria + cocina de autor.

Tata Mezcaleria + cocina de autor

Bartolomé de las Casas No. 511, Centro Histórico, Morelia Michoacán.

www.tatazezcaleria.com

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