by Damon L. on
I've been to this place now twice. The reason people keep giving it a good review is because they have no standards. The first time I went, I ordered a fish burrito. Fried fish, cabbage, cilantro, lime... The tortilla had the consistency of the rice paper that had been soaking all night. Not what I was expecting, but this happens when you put a gallon of water in a burrito. Also a margarita. $6.50 for a tiny thing only three-quarters full. Don't try getting a buzz on here. Later, I decided I must actually order the Nick's "crispy taco," since that's what the place is called, and went back. Two tacos I got--pollo asado (that's grilled chicken, folks) and carnitas (yes, slow-roasted pork)--the meats for both were incredibly dry. And this was like noon--your meats shouldn't be that dry--maybe they were day-olds microwaved. Now, the chips, although you have to order them separately, were good, greasy, and plentiful, with salsa heaped on--one star. Now, the tortillas must be commented on again. What they do with these tacos, if you haven't heard, is take a crispy shell corn tortilla and surround it by, I think two soft shells. This provides for an unmatched taco durability, and that's why they get two stars. Huge, overfilled tacos that I doused in sauce attempting to rehydrate the meat, and they still didn't fall apart. Taco-engineering genius, I've never seen anything like it before, two stars. I'd rather eat three smaller, tastier tacos, but that must just be my standards showing up again.
by Steven Tapanes on
From the moment I walked in the door I knew we were in for a treat! First, the friendly and knowledgeable staff seated us and gave us the low down about the menu. Zahav, which means "Gold" in Israeli, is a middle eastern inspired small plate style restaurant. We started with the Salitim and Hummus which was warm and delish. We followed that up with a few mezzes. I strongly suggest starting with the Crispy Haloumi with a sweets date jam and pine nuts! Then we got a little FREEKAH SNEAKAH with the Chicken Freekah which would make for the most perfect comfort food on a rainy day! While we had a few more tasty tapas, we also had the lemonade which was heavenly alcoholic or virgin. We did not end the night with Baklava, but we had to "Kick it NEW SCHOOL" with a wonderful dessert that consists of Konafi, Chocolate, Pistachios, Kumquats and Labaneh Ice Cream and completed the night with Turkish Coffee! YUM O! OMG I just had a FOOD-Gasm!! Yes, It was so good for me! See for yourself! I AM A HUGE FAN OF ZAHAV!!