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Re: “Shish Kebab House of Tucson

Food is ok but the service is terrible. Last time I went I waited ten minutes for someone to come out to seat us or even acknowledge our existence. Just left. Haven't been back since.

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Posted by gbsia on 03/26/2011 at 10:03 AM

Re: “La Botana Taco Grill and Cantina

I agree with the last comment. Horrible experience the last time I was having dinner outside. The silverware was dirty, and I saw a cockaroach lying on it's back underneath the next table. I informed those in charge, and no action seemed to be taken. Wonder what the kitchen is full of

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Posted by KevWills on 03/24/2011 at 10:08 PM

Re: “La Botana Taco Grill and Cantina

Yeah the food is good... when you get it! The service is ridiculous!! I guess quality service isn't what it used to be to say the least. I waited an hour for 2 measly tacos, and asked to speak to the manager. He didn't care one bit. Luckily my server did, and even commented that she would've done the same thing. The manager is a coward and an idiot. I refuse to go back!! It's cheap food so I guess it's expected that they don't care either... enjoy!

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Posted by JoeJoeM on 03/24/2011 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Texas Roadhouse

blaring country music. Food of very low quality. really horrible experience.

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Posted by Barbi520 on 03/10/2011 at 5:04 AM

Re: “Shish Kebab House of Tucson

Bad service and woefully over priced!

Finally got around to trying this place. Picked up the Lamb Shwarma with Rice for $13 and the Baklava for $3....

Firstly, they were 20 MINUTES LATE WITH MY ORDER so, needless to say that, by the time the bag finally actually showed up, I didn't really bother to check the contents, just blindly trusted that there was enough actual food in the containers to feed a person.

When I got home however, I opened it up to discover- I kid you not (I seriously had to get out my measuring cups to check) 1/4 cup of both a salad and some of the MOST TASTELESS AND DRIEST "Saffron" rice imaginable, and, in comparison to that skimpy portioning a "generous" 1/3 of a cup of tiny dribbles of meat with- and I had to count this part too, 4 of the tiniest "slices" of onion I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE outside of a McDonald's burger!!!!

Seriously, I had to get a spoon because the meat dribbles weren't even big enough to scoop up with a fork- much less spear! And, of course, it was pretty much fat and grizzle (how in the seven hells they managed to make actual FAT dry too- I honestly don't even want to know- I mean, I'm the first to admit that a chef's only as good as the quality of their ingredients- and that was obviously the majority of the problem but COME ON!!!!!)

Now, I'll grant, the baklava was good.... all three bites of it....

But, needless to say that given that I was starving at the time, I still managed to choke it down and, obviously, even after polishing everything off, I had to get up and make an ACTUAL dinner for myself.

Sooooo not going back because, I can only surmise that, they've somehow spied out the critics and gave them VIP treatment of some kind here- because these portions at these prices with this piss-poor service and bad quality of ingredients SERIOUSLY SUCKS!

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Posted by Raised by Hobbits on 02/27/2011 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Verona Italian Restaurant

We waited in a line on valentines day, our reservations were for 7:30 we were seated around 8:15. We then sat for an additional 15 min. until bread and water arrived. The bread was a good sourdough but nothing special, after another 15min our drink order was taken.
Ahhh, an hour after our designated reservation I at last had wine quenching my lips. The calamari was overcooked and not in it's traditional "squid like" shape (rings or tentacles) but rather an odd eel shaped thing with rather tender meat that was quite pleasing had it not been treated as an unwanted french fry in a fast food restaurant. The mushroom caps were nothing special, just the flavor of undercooked mushrooms in garlic and onion, that begged for a hint of crab or scallops to make it unique. The veal was not tender and there may be some truth to the above post of pork masquerading as tender young beef. The flavors of the dish did not seem to infuse with each other, as though the wine sauce, lemons, capers, artichokes, and meat had only briefly met one another under a heat lamp on my plate moments before arriving at my table. The eggplant Parmigiana suffered the same fate as the calamari in the deep fryer. Although I had ordered Linguine I found the spaghetti sauce very tasty. The vegetables one would have to imagine were supposed to be al-dente but seemed to be fresh out of the garden al-duro (quite raw). When asked if we had room for desert we decided to gamble on the contents of the refrigerator at home. Maybe we hit them on an off night during a busy time, but the next $100 we spend on a meal won't be at Verona's.

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Posted by webhiway on 02/14/2011 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Fifth Street Deli and Market

No comparison to Feigs, tried it for the first time the other day. Lousy, had a roast beef san, meat was med/well, sliced too thick and tough, the kaiser roll was a supermarket mass produced burger bun. No mas, $8 is better spent elsewhere.

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 02/10/2011 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Denny's

Their slogan should read, "Denny's, It doesn't getting any worse than this."

Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/10/2011 at 12:17 PM

Re: “The B Line

Ah, correction - the date was January 14, *2011*

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Posted by Mrs Rittenhouse on 01/16/2011 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Denny's

Don't go to Denny's. Support local diners like Chaffins on broadway and euclid doing the same thing - way better.

Posted by no on 01/11/2011 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Amrutha

Pretentiousness at it's worst.

Posted by Arsenalfan on 01/10/2011 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Sher-E Punjab

I was really looking forward to dining at Sher-e-Punjab.
It was not what I thought. Other east asian restaurants are better. Reading the other posts makes me wnder from whence they came...

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Posted by Arsenalfan on 01/10/2011 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Casa Molina

In a word, crap. Seriously! I have nothing positive to say. Everything tastes like day-old leftovers. Nothing is fresh.

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Posted by RetiredCouple on 01/07/2011 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Crying Onion Café

The one time I was here, the owner (female) was very rude. The friends I was with agreed. She was short with us when asking questions (it was our first time there) and made us feel so uncomfortable after delivering our food with an angry disposition that we left without eating it. Needless to say, I can't recommend this restaurant.

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Posted by tucsonbikeguy on 12/28/2010 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Hacienda del Lago

One of the reasons my friends and I frequented del Lago, is the General Manager was always so friendly and would take the time to visit with us and ensure our experience was pleasurable. Fortunately, he was able to replace the woman supervisor with a more pleasant woman, who like him, ensures a nice experience. However, since he is no longer there, I will no longer go back. I understand the "owner" from Chigago decided to "make a change". Typical old man from Chicago with an ego. I am sure he is used to rude, business only, save a penny type of business. Here's a word of advice for him. Stay in Chicago. People here in Vail AZ appreciate a manager like Jim, and we will follow him to where he ends up. For now, we will frequent Montogomery's before coming back to del Lago. Nice job old man. And I can say that, as I too am a senior citizen.

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Posted by AARP on 12/26/2010 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Mimi's Café

Too expensive, passable food, chain joint, syrupy service (how many times must you ask me if everything is OK?) not again.

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 12/19/2010 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Blue Willow

Horrible service, mediocre food - add a minimum 30 minute wait and this is what you can expect from Blue Willow. They have some good dishes: the chicken tortilla sour cream bake, fruit crepes, and quiche. But, none of their food is worth the wait or the glares you'll catch from their hipster hostesses and waiters. Do yourself a favor, go down the street to Los Alazones and pay $5 less for a superior burrito!

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Posted by Frieda Whine on 12/11/2010 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Armitage Wine Lounge and Cafe

Overpriced wine and the worst hummus I've ever eaten! The brie appetizer is okay, but I wouldn't eat anything here unless it's happy hour, the food just isn't that good. I guess I should just say that it's plain bad.

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Posted by Frieda Whine on 12/11/2010 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Zivaz Mexican Bistro

Zivaz's ambiance mirrors Sauce and Pei Wei -esk bright plastic, colorful, cafeteria-style. The food is overpriced and over-sauced. Salmon salad is mediocre, but fish is often overcooked. Several vegetarian options. I wanted to like this locally owned restaurant, but the best thing I can say about it is that their green salsa is tasty.

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Posted by Frieda Whine on 12/08/2010 at 10:27 PM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

The food here is totally bland and NOTHING ordered between myself and the 3 other people I went with was remotely fresh. According to my friend, they got a new owner a couple years ago and that's when the food started to suck.

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Posted by jjessika on 11/23/2010 at 8:55 AM

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