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Posted by Andrew on 08/12/2010
I saw Bar Paya had mixed reviews, but menu looked amazing and I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately, this restaurant just was not good. First, sitting in the restaurant was extremely uncomfortable. It was hard to move around and get up. Even getting into the sitting area was a challenge. Off the bat, the sitting area is not friendly to the disabled or the elderly because the padding is so hard and you have to be nimble to even sit down.. Second, the service was very sub-par. The servers were nice and friendly, but tracking them down was very hard. They forgot my meal and I was waiting for thirty minutes until I had to get out of the table, go up to the server and say they forgot my meal... While it was nice that I got the entree for free (they felt bad), the unfortunate thing was that the meal itself was not worth the original $18! I ordered the $18 lobster dish, but there was so little food--let's just say this was the first time in my life where I finished a main course in five seconds! After I left Bar Paya, I just got two slives of pizza because I was still hungry... The only good thing I have to say about this place was that it had a good atmosphere. It would probably be a decent place to just grab a drink, but overall, I feel this restaurant severely disappoints. There are plenty of other places in the area--this place just does not make the cut.
Posted by Jess on 06/27/2010
This place is great. Super unique food and atmosphere- it is definitely one of it's kind on 2nd Avenue- open and festive- but elegant. All of the food I tried was very tasty- well executed, and flavorful. I tried the Sea Bass Ceviche which was delicious- the Octopus Tiradito was also very good (not chewy at all)- and the Sweet Potato Paya is maybe one of my new favorite foods. Will definitely be going back soon. Maybe for chips, quac and lots of pisco!
Posted by JJ on 06/05/2010
My friend and I went to this place on Memorial Day after purchasing a 50% off promotion from LivingSocial.com. The menu looks amazing however every single one of the dishes disappointed greatly. The breadsticks were stale. The salad was generous and interesting and very tast but ultimately it was so overdressed and so oversalted that it was a challenge to finish it without throwing up. The paya sounds exotic but its basically limp pizza dough. I would never spend $14 on soggy pizza. The atmosphere is very nice but the table benches inside lack backs and are VERY annoying to sit on for 60 minutes straight during dinner. This place was interesting but is not recommended at all.
Posted by Mel on 06/04/2010
Simply Great. A New Favorite!!! Still dreaming about the potato dumplings a week later. Can't wait to return! LOVE LOVE LOVE the decor. Kiinda obsessed :)