The Critic had lunch at La Rueda and it has joined the ranks of non-smoking restaurants which is probably a good thing because there was no way you were going to be able to divide that tiny place into smoking and non smoking sections.
The real news is that VIPS, that Denny's clone from Mexico City (Wachilandia) still allows smoking in it's area reserved for those of us that still partake in the nasty habit.
How VIPS does this while everyone else is making their places exclusively non-smoking is a mystery to me. Perhaps it is because their food is so mediocre - with the exception of their great Caldo Tlalpeño which the Critic enjoys every Tueday night - and their service so lackadaisical that it doesn't really qualify as a 'restaurant'?
If anyone has any clues, please enlighten the Critic! Thank you.