It was too loud, the flavors muted, the margaritas unbalanced and the prices too steep. Craig LaBan is not impressed with Wayne’s Mexican spot, Xilantro.
But given these prices – high $20s into the low $30s – the flavors on the plate were a resounding disappointment. The tortilla soup, usually richer elsewhere with layers of dried-chile zing and earthy tortilla, was bland, bland, bland. The guacamole was mashed tableside to order, but was oddly pasty and lacking zip, requiring additional salt and lime simply to give it life. The chips, for goodness sake, weren’t even very crunchy.
One Bell – Hit-or-Miss