This is our second review - see 2011 review. Service continues to be a major issue at Opa. I asked twice for a drink refill. Put it this way. I ended up leaving my seat and walking over the beverage fountain to refill my glass myself. Awful! The free humus they give you remains very band too. But for five bucks the gyros during lunch are a deal. But don't add fries or a salad b/c you won't need all that extra food. Plus your five dollar meal will turn into an eight or nine dollar lunch.
Best Chicken Parmesan and Italian Wedding Soup in Tucson. ;-)
I forgot to add a rating to my review a moment ago.
I wanted to like this place, the location is handy. But the food was not all that good. The lemon chicken soup I thought was canned because the carrots were mush, the chicken seemed canned, but the pleasant waitress wearing a see-through Grecian chiffon dress that showed off her heavily tattooed body (but she had to wear white hose to cover her tattoed legs because the boss didn't like tattoed legs,) and tiara on her head told me it was made fresh, but it didn't have any flavor. The boss is absent, the plan for an organic farm fell through although there are signs advertising the non-existent farm as providing organic food and goat milk and cheese for the restaurant, and one wonders if this restaurant will stay in business. With good management it could do well. The owner is indeed a fat Greek, he must weight 300 pounds and I am wary of dining in a place where the owner is so obese as it means the food is not healthy. I like Greek food, but have not found a Greek restaurant in Tucson as good as Athens of Fourth downtown but they are not open for lunch.
They have a great Karaoke on Thursday nights. Good service, good prices.
Outstanding. Quick, inexpensive, good flavors.
This is by far my favorite thai place in Tucson. Yes, the service is not the best, the restaurant is often closed on random days and it's a little run down but the food is well worth it. Also, the lunch buffet is great and inexpensive.
No new reviews so i thought I would post one.
Friday has perennial 80's and G. Cover charge and packed. Saturday night ; no cover smaller crowd and sometimes very good bands (Giant Blue, etc). Definitely the night to go. Mixed crowd with many older people looking for hookups (well it's true). Drinks are very reasonable for Foothills, food good. Bartenders are nice and fast
VOTE SHER-E-PUNJAB #1 RESTAURANT IN THE CITY OF TUCSON!!!!!!!! IT DESERVES IT!!!:)
-sher-e-punjab is an amazing place, the service was wonderful it might not look big and fancy but once you order one of there dishes the appearence of the building doesnt matter the naan bread is unlike anything ive ever ate before the aroma of the dishes still remains in my noise til now,the tenduri chicken is very flavorfull try it!!,and i love how you can hear them play indian music softly in the background who ever says they dont appreciate the great dishes that this place brings seriously doesnt know what good food is and shoudnt even be critiking negative comments because they are not true !!,, sher-e-punjab the greatest restaraunt to have ever been open in the cityof tucson..
dont know what the big deal is. Food is average. No bar. long wait during prime time. Clinton ate hear? So what. He ate at MC'D's too.
From the ambience, to the friendly staff, to the great food there is nowhere else in Tucson that I enjoy eating more. It is a must hit every time my family is in town!
Awesome food, haven't had a mediocre meal ever since I started eating there. It's usually packed Sunday late-mornings, so get there early or be ready to wait for a table, it's a small-midsize restaurant.
I tried this place years ago and never went back as I thought the food was mediocre and the place too loud. It can get loud but its really a great restaurant in an area of town with few choices of restaurants. Pizza is just fine, thin crust better than regular. Food portions are hugh and all the food is tasty and reasonably priced. Great staff. Beats dealing with a Brooklyn Pizza kind of place.
I do not understand this places' popularity. Like were is the meat? The sandwiches are hugh only because the bread is hugh with very little filling. And when I eat there which has only been twice in eight years, I worry about chipping a tooth.
Awful food. Seriously bad. The waitress I had had some big towel on her head, smelled like cabbage, and couldn't understand a thing I said. Padd Thai is a signature dish and any halfway decent Thai place should be able to pull it off. It was gross. We complained and someone who claimed to be the owner came over. Started telling us that it was a recipe from her grandmother. Who cares lady, it's BAD!!
Char's - Sorry I strayed. Never again!!!
Great beers, tasty food, attentive servers, no skimpy portions! Very relaxed kick back atmosphere, pool tables too.
The best food I've had in Tucson. I went last Septemeber for my birthday and again for Cinco de Mayo and then my mom, aunt and I resolved to go at least once a month. I always get the Plato Poca Cosa and give the chef free reign on what I eat and have never been disappointed. The chocolate mole is to die for.
Try it for Hot or Cold Sandwiches, Hot Italian entrees, even salads - this food rocks!
Careful, if you order the Chicken Parm sandwich... You'll start craving this place and be back again & again!
My favorite secret menu item - A Tuna Sandwich on a TOASTED roll. Trust me...
Eating here was the worst dinning experience that I have ever had in any restaurant ever. I went with my grandparents and one of their elderly friends who had suggested the place and wanted to teat us. We started out by ordering a few appetizers and I bit into something rancid. We instructed the waitress to take away the remainder of that appetizer tray and to bring me a clean plate so I could finish sharing the other appetizers. She asked us if we wanted to order another appetizer and we said no, that would be fine, just bring a clean plate please. She did, and we went on. Then a guy, who I assume was the manager, actually brought the remainder of the appetizer plate back to our table and demanded to know who said that the food tasted rancid. I said I did. He said he didn’t understand and that he didn’t think that I knew what the word rancid even meant. That it meant rotten. I was blown away. I was trying to be discreet because the friend had highly recommended this restaurant and was picking up the tab, and now the manager is hovering over our table with the tray in hand, telling me that that it must be the balsamic vinegar that I’m tasting, and that I don’t know rotten, slimy spinach when I just spit it out of my mouth! To make things even worse, he goes on and on to tell me I should order something else, that If I think that tastes bad, than I’m not going to like the Greek salad that I ordered as a side dish to my entrée because that’s “just the way it tastes”. And you know what, I didn’t. It was completely bland and dry. But that’s besides the fact that no body enjoyed their meals after that absurd encounter. Being there with octogenarians, I didn’t react the way I wanted to. We tried to mumble through with some awkward jokes about him coming back out to ask me if I knew the definitions of more words, but it was still embarrassing. Can you imagine what would have been like if it was a dinner with clients or people from work? I will definitely never go there again with anyone, for any reason, and I suggest no one else does either.
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