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Posted by Jen on 05/11/2009
So let me preface this review saying that I've only been here once... I came really late.... I wanted paella... I've only had paella once before and it was in Spain. I found the paella to be overly salty. While I've only had paella once before, I think I can tell if something is too salty. The seafood was cooked well in it as was the rice... it was just a bit too salty which kinda ruined it for me. My boyfriend had the churrsasco which was huge and was very good. We also shared calamari a la plancha as an appetizer and it was EXCELLENT! I'd go back for the calamari and the steak! I'll go back... give it another try. Oh, and the sangria was pretty good too. And they are open late which is a plus.
Posted by jillny on 05/11/2009
I have been going to this restaurant for years..just came home from a Mothers Day dinner and was SHOCKED that a note was included on the menu ..saying prices are higher today because of "the holiday". Won't be going back to soon!
Posted by Karen on 05/10/2009
Have eaten here for many years. Tonight we were seven for Mother's Day. What a surprise to see a printed note inside the menu advising diners that they might notice an increase in prices, HOWEVER, the increase would only be for Mother's Day. Service was poor, dirty dishes left all over the table. Beware of holiday price increases.
Posted by Mike D on 04/06/2009
Went to El Quijote for the first time and was not impressed. I had the broiled grouper, which was a very lafge piece of fish, but it was a little bland and slightly overcooked. My coworked had the fried shrimp, which were good but small and average. Service was good and atmosphere is nice. Coat check is nice also.
Posted by Mercedes on 02/19/2009
The food is so good that after repeated visits to El Quijote, My husband and I decided that this was the perfect venue to host my daughter's First Communion party on May 17, 2008. All of our 54 guests still talk about the great tasting food, the gigantic portions,the excellent Sangria and the great service and those who were unable to attend expressed their regret when they heard about the food. Jose ,the manager, went totally out of his way to accomodate us. The wait staff, especially Cristian, handled the entire affair with charm and grace. El Quijote is also the preferred spot for my college group to meet and my family's favorite place to eat. Gracias to the staff of El Quijote !
Posted by me on 01/31/2009
Thats what youre getting here! The decor isnt great...still the same lands cape paintings from the 80s and the floors need work BUT the staff is professional, and nice AND the food is great!..and consistent. If youre not afraid to experience old school and dont need to overspend to feel like youre having a great meal, check it out. The daily double lobster special is incredible and comes w/ enough sides and soup/salad to satisfy anyone.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/29/2008
We love tapas, and decided to try this place out. Called to learn that the reservation wasnt needed. When we came to the place we were immediately seated at a nice table. There's lots of room inside and the decor is interesting. The crowed was of the mixed type. The service in the place is excellent. The waiters know their job well. Unfortunately the food we ordered was a huge disappointment. The moment the bread arrived it became clear it wasnt going to be one of the memorable experiences. This didn't fully prepare us for the tapas (we ordered stuffed mushrooms, garlic shrimps and octopus) though they literally tasted like plastic. Very heavy souce, and overkooked. Reminded me very much of the food served in the country Italian places somewhere in the surburbs. Obviously, we wont be coming back