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La Capital Restaurant Review: La Capital calls itself an “urban cantina,” but you can forget resin chairs and served-in-the-bottle beers. The rubric refers more to the menu that takes truly down-home recipes---stuff a thousand moms are making for their families just blocks away---and adds refinements of ingredient, taste and preparation. A childhood favorite like fideo seco (spaghetti-like pasta in chipotle tomato sauce) becomes a sophisticated appetizer here, creamy, delicate and prepared with the freshest chilies and avocado. We also recommend the albóndiga meatballs, served steaming hot over rice with an intricate, smoky sauce. Even snacks like chicken taquitos strike the right degree of fried without going over the top. Finally, the chicken in mole poblano gives grandma a run for her money…and grandma doesn’t serve it all up in a stylish, mid-century modern atmosphere, tables spread dramatically over several levels, with clever, kitschy art on the walls. Waitstaff is snappy and sophisticated, but never overbearing.