Monday, June 13, 2011

Roseangel is Rotten

I am typically pretty good at recognizing whether a restaurant is just having an "off" night, or if my gut is correct in assessing that they just aren't very good. I feared the latter about Roseangel, and after a second trip there last week I know that I hit had the nail on the head.

During my first trip, I felt that the food was bland and poorly executed. But I LOVED the white wine sangria, and had been secretly craving it ever since. Well, that craving was kicked...along with any chance of me going back to Roseangel anytime soon.

Again, the food was poor, service barely above neglectful, and the sangria was nothing like I remembered.

I swear that my sangria during my first trip was light and crisp, but there was a heaviness and sweetness to this drink instead of the tart citrus that I remembered (and loved). But it was a hot night, and any cold cocktail would do. It was, again, the food that left me hostile.I ordered the Fish Tacos, with grilled talapia, on house-made flour tortillas. I don't even need to go into how bland this dish was, but my real issue was how "wet" they were when they arrived. The slaw and juices from the fish had completely soaked the tortilla, and it fell apart at my first touch. Tacos are not meant to be eaten with a fork! It's just sad when the only part of a meal that is really edible are the side dishes.Thank heavens for rice and beans.

It's so sad, because I like their space, location, and theme...but as hard as I try to like them- I just can't. Not to mention that they are OVERPRICED. I won't be back if I have any say in it. Sorry if you don't agree, but after two bad visits- I've formed my opinion.

5800 Detroit Road
Cleveland, OH 44102


Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

I remember how bummed you were after your last visit, and then I saw your tweet from this weekend. The next day another friend of mine tweeted that she also had a horrible experience there. Sounds like if they keep this up, they won't be in business for long.

CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

I am so glad I'm not the only one who feels this way! To say I was not impressed is an understatement.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see a negative review of a restaurant for a change. It seems like most bloggers only praise restaurants. I only went to Roseangel a month or so after it opened but my experience was in line with yours. We won't be back, too many other great options.

Bite Buff said...

I'm so glad that it's not just me, guys!

Molls said...

100% agree - we had a terrible and overpriced experience there. Would much rather go across the street to Happy Dog or if you are going to pay that much for mexican, have gone to momocho.

Bite Buff said...

P.S. Roseangel is now CLOSED - thank you very much.