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Posted by Stina on 08/17/2011
Figured I couldn't go wrong with a pork burrito but I was sorely mistaken. The waiter asked if I wanted green sauce but failed to mention I'd be charged for it. What was served was one of the most unappetizing meals I've ever had. The burrito was swimming in this bland green, tasteless sauce which I spooned out of the dish in hopes of salvation. The contents were equally poor. It was left uneaten and no one asked how our meal was. What a waste of money!
Posted by wow on 06/29/2011
Well, went here for a 30th birthday. i began the evening by buying everyone a round of patron and beers and margaritas, which i would think would encourage the staff to take care of us at the possibility of a large bill. waited FOREVER for chips that were sitting on a counter for 5 minutes. when my friend asked how his margarita was coming that had been ordered 10 minuutes prior, the waitress pulled attitude and said "um, it's coming". service was poor, food not noteworthy. we were a table of 5. as we were wrapping, a friend stopped by for a beer. she then took 20% on our bill, claiming we were a party of 6. i asked for a manager, and shocking, she said she was the manager.
Posted by Food Fan on 01/07/2011
Sorry, I never do this, but I have to respond to the review below. This is THE BEST California style Mexican food in NYC, no question!! Their margaritas are made with high quality imported tequila -SO SMOOTH- I can see, to a novice, it might seem that it is watered down compared to cheap liquor that burns your throat, but not the case here. In fact watch yourself after a couple ;) The rice is just like homemade, super soft and made with real broth, no weird Tex Mex stuff like corn, just the right amount of cilantro... my mouth is watering! Beans - can't even begin to describe, they have somehow mastered the taste of real (meaning made with lard) refried beans while making them with healthier vegitarian ingredients... hard shelled taco's are just right, chips are made from scratch, on and on. In all fairness, they do get busy and sometimes the vibe isn't the same when they are packed. But you really can't disparage the food and drinks, come on now!
Posted by anonymous on 10/19/2010
My girlfriend and I used come here all the time but lately it seems to be losing its quaint, one of a kind atmosphere. We used to talk to Lori, I think her name was, she was a hoot! And the owner was genuine, made you feel at home. Sometimes the food is hit or miss and the music during the week seems to have lost its touch. I think too much tv for the waitstaff. Just our opinion.
Posted by sonnyslade on 10/19/2010
I like hard shell tacos with shredded beef and this is one of the only places in NYC you can get them. So for that I like it. Its not great but I've never had great mexican in NYC.
Posted by Ira on 09/19/2010
What a disappointment. I love mexican food so I was excited to find a place located just around the corner. First: The salsa they serve with their complimentary chips and salsa is a joke. It's served in a thimble, lacks flavor, and has the consistency of water....impossible to scoop any on a chip. Second: I started with the house margarita. Really nothing special. So when ordering my second drink I asked the bartender to recommend something better. She made up one of their specialty margaritas. It tasted exactly the same. Both were weak and tasted like store bought mix. Third: I ordered their Boyle Heights burrito covered in tomatillo which is "rubbed pork in a 13-spice marinade with rice, beans & pineapple". It's very big. But that's mostly because they fill it with bland rice. I suppose it had pork but I am not sure because it was either too bland to taste or not enough to compete with the rice. The only thing saving it was the pineapple and house hot sauce (best part of my entire experience). Fourth: All of this cost me $36 before tip. I don't mind spending that much for a bite, but it better be good. Do yourself a favor. If you want mexican you'll do better at Barrio Chino, Alma, or Rosa Mexicano. I won't be back.
Posted by Nini on 03/21/2010
Went in for some drinks and appetizers on a Saturday at about 5 pm. There weren't many people in the place but seemed like there were friends of staff at the bar. We told the waiter we were just going to have some drinks and nachos. The waiter asked us to wait a second because he wanted to check to see if that was okay. He came back and said it was fine so we sat. Then, no one ever came over to us. After about 5 minutes we left.