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Re: “OPA!

Long Long Long wait for everything!! also, when i asked for a to go box, they brought a dirty one! ughhh!!! really?! very dissapointed

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by KevWills on 03/24/2011 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

I agree with the previous review. Dinner prime rib has been very dissapointing, to the point of almost inedible one time. The wait staff for the most part is very upbeat and courteous, however, the last time we were there for dinner (last fall), my father (70's), asked for prime rib, medium well. It came out medium rare, and the server argued that the piece was medium well, and to deal with it. Needless to say, that ruined our entire evening. My prime rib was so full of grissle that I ate between the lines (literally), and not once did anyone come check on us, until it was check time. We did try to explain (twice, once to waitstaff, and once on the way out to the manager, who was non-existant throughout the entire night), why we left entire meals, but nobody seemed concerned, just explained that they were busy that night....(OK??). IMHO it's gone way downhill, and we won't be back. Too many other places that serve a good steak in town to bother with figuring out if that night's dinner will be acceptable or not or if the wait staff will be courteous or not. (FYI: my father said it would need to be the last place in Tucson before he ever goes back). Now the other items on the menu other than red meat seem to look very good and the appetizers are pretty good. If anyone has a good experience with their steaks/prime rib, and it seems to be coming back to what it used to be, I'd like to hear them, only then will I consider it to be of the same quality as other restaurants in the area...C'mon we're talking La Encantada here....

Posted by Foodie on 03/23/2011 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Sher-E Punjab

I recently asked my dry cleaning lady, who is Indian, were to go for Indian food. She said try Sher-e-Punjab. She must have some sort of interest in that place because all I can say is that the buffet was awful. Diced potatoes with canned green beans in a greasy brown sauce, shredded cabbage in a similarly oil-ladened sauce, bland and watery paneer, all dark meat tandoori chicken, and rather dry basmati rice, Worst of all, everything tasted as if they reuse the leftovers all week long. As an aside. It was kinda comical watching a number of patron come, walk to back of the restaurant, look at the buffet food, and promptly walk out of the building.

Am I too hard of a reviewer? Not if you consider the fact that some of my friends and I have eaten all over the country. Look! Overall, Tucson is sorely lacking in good cuisine, period.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by RetiredCouple on 03/10/2011 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Golden Corral

Excellent place to meet really obese people. But the food? Not so good.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/18/2011 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Outback Restaurant

Not that is would necessarily affective, but I think such restaurants should be mandated to post the following: "Eating our food could be hazardous to you health." Why not? Such warnings are a requirement on alcohol containers. You might be shocked to learn how much salt, sugar, fat, and even hormones are in the meals we eat. By the way, I think a better name for Outback's Blooming Onion would be to call it a Blooming Grease Ball. Can you say heart attack at 40?

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Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/18/2011 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Texas Roadhouse

The early bird specials are alright, if you don't mind very average and overly salty food. As an aside, I think such restaurants should be mandated to post the following: "Eating our food could be hazardous to you health." Why not? It's a requirement on alcohol containers. If you knew how much salt, sugar, fat, hormones, etc. you were ingesting you might think twice. Can you say heart attack at 40?

Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/18/2011 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Chicago Bar

I don't mean to be rude but we saw Shell Shock and found them to be rather boring. We left after the first set. It was a long drive for us to be let down. By the way, we love classic rock when it's done well. Sorry.

Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/11/2011 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Guadalajara Grill West

Pros: Chips and salsa are good. Cons: The meats they serve, chicken, pork, and beef are of somewhat low quality. We went to Guadalajara Grill two times. First time I had their chicken mole dish. Not good at all. The chicken they used for this dish was obviously strips of the frozen variety. Honestly, the chicken reminded me of the same stuff that's on a fast food salad from McDonald's. The mole sauce? Terrible. The next time, and last time we went, I had carnitas. The meat just didn't have a good fresh taste. Oh well!

Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/11/2011 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Zinburger

Maybe we're too old but this place gets really loud. We'd also have to say the burgers are overrated and too pricey. As for the comment on Monkey Burger. We weren't all that impressed with them either.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/10/2011 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Little Mexico Steakhouse

Inconsistent is the word that best describes Little Mexico. Some days the food is decent. Not great, but decent. Other times when we went the food was pretty bad.

Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/10/2011 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Saffron Indian Bistro

Simply put: The buffet food is way too bland tasting.

Posted by RetiredCouple on 02/10/2011 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Vitello's Ristorante Italiano

I just finished reading the review here. They were most generous in their comments. We used to go there on a regular basis but unfortunately when we used a coupon for a two for one deal it fell really flat. My wife ordered the chicken marsala and I ordered the sausage and spaghetti. The chickne marsala was something of a disappointment. It appeard to be two small chicken breasts with some sort of syrupy sauce. Not a marsala sauce and the portion was VERY SMALL. We suspected that the two for one we received was not welcomed at this establishment. We have not gone back since. Too bad because we did like to take the grandkids for pizza. Just felt that we were short changed because of the two for one coupon. Shame on them for doing that.

0 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ed W on 01/12/2011 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Bison Witches Bar and Deli

huge sandwiches. with that said - quantity rather than quality seems to be the goal here. i don't go there often but would go again.

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Posted by no on 01/11/2011 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Bai Thong

Decent service but the food was not as good as we expected. We were disappointed with the rather low quality meats used in their dishes - Fatty dark chicken meat, and gristle-ladened beef. Our pre meal soups were just OK. To be honest, the curry was decent but the use of low grade meats are why we won't be back. We have been to Char and were not very impressed either.

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Posted by RetiredCouple on 12/18/2010 at 1:31 PM

Re: “La Placita Café

Disappointing food. I ordered the mimi chimichangas. They came out looking like little chinese egg rolls and were not so good. I forget what my wife order but she said it wasn't all that good either. There is a La Placita in Green Valley (no affiliation) that is always good whenever we go.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by RetiredCouple on 12/16/2010 at 6:57 PM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

Worst Middle Eastern food in Tucson.

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Posted by agmtb on 12/15/2010 at 4:13 PM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

Oh man! Live and learn. One of the worst Middle Eastern / Greek, whatever you wanna call it restaurants this side of the Mississippi. We are sorry to sound so harsh but it was plain awful. On a positive note there are a couple of decent places for this style of cuisine in the area but we won't name names and play favorites here.

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Posted by RetiredCouple on 12/13/2010 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Boston's The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar

No very good at all. That's what our party of five ended up saying after eating dinner here. I highly doubt any of us will come back as the food isn't happening here.

Posted by RetiredCouple on 11/30/2010 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Bob Dobbs

"Proud to serve" and "RC cola" should never be used in the same sentence, unless you're into sarcasm. Overpriced, and very average.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by CornCat on 11/17/2010 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Pinnacle Peak

Its the atmosphere which makes this place a destination. The food is average at best. The open grille area is fun to watch and be sure you are not a soft talker or your dining companions will not be able to hear you.

Posted by foodinaz on 11/08/2010 at 9:03 AM

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