Tapas, Talk of Town; Mexican, Not So Much

Bruni two-stars Boqueria and agrees with Platt that the entrées, not the tapas, are where the action is. "Glossier than Tía Pol, cozier than Barça 18, Boqueria manages to have the virtues of stylishness without the vanity, luring relatively young, good-looking diners who turn out for the eating more than the posing." [NYT]

Though things are looking up for Spanish cuisine, Paul Adams says "tequila trap" Papatzul, despite "complex, delicate, attention-deserving food," isn't doing much to lend Mexican cred. [NYS]

Perhaps Papatzul translates to "hit or miss"? [NYPress]

Meehan rolls up his sleeves for Ethiopian at Meskel and finds a dish that's "the best thing to happen to East Village vegetarians in a long time." [NYT]

Restaurant Girl's skepticism about Frederick's Downtown is eased by orzo fit for bathing and foie gras that makes her want to get a room. [Restaurant Girl]

At BLT Burger, Augie springs for the Kobe burger but finds the classic one does the trick just fine, thank you. [Augieland]

Tables for Two gets around to visiting L'Atelier, agrees the experience is spotty but "the food has the air of a miracle." [NYer]

Addictive substances in Pearl Oyster Bar's lobster roll? [Feisty Foodie]