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Shop Talk: Halo, La Morenita to close; Verve Coffee to open

Original post made on Dec 28, 2017

Read about the latest retail and restaurant news in this week's Shop Talk column, including a new cafe opening downtown next year and a salon and longstanding Mexican restaurant closing their doors.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 21, 2017, 11:15 AM

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Posted by Nick
a resident of Professorville
on Dec 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm

Morenita was never worthy of its location. We've lived in Man View and here in Palo Alto for 7 years and only visited the restaurant three times. We love Mexican food and have enjoyed Sancho's taqueria, Fiesta del Mar, PA Sol, Grullense and others that put La Morenita to shame. The food was always under seasoned, under presented and the menu lacking in imagination. A real shame because we what we always wanted was an awesome neighborhood spot, a local hot spot if you will. La Morenita was never that and it sucked. Hopefully the new Greek place will shine and will draw visitors from University Ave and locals alike.

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Dec 28, 2017 at 10:28 pm

We've been going to La Morenita almost since it opened and have really enjoyed the food. The flavors were great, and not dependent on adding hot hot hot like so many other restaurants. I heartily disagree with Nick and his rude expressions. We will miss La Morenita and it's friendly, low-key atmosphere very much. Thanks for so many delicious meals!

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