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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Americana

Re: “Hacienda del Lago

I'm surprised to hear these comments as we find the place much more inviting. That original Chef was out there, and Fido the manager treated us like we were a burden for coming in for dinner. The food is great and friendly service. I don't know who eats dinner between 7 and 9, but you must not have kids.

We love the place! One might think it is high end, but it is very family friendly. $3.00 kids meals with ice cream? This place is a must if your in the Vail area. And go during happy hour, great drink prices.

Posted by Lovin'it on 08/12/2009 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Hacienda del Lago

I'm happy to find this review as I was thinking of trying this place again. I will not bother!
Hacienda Del Lago was really good about two or three years ago.
Good enough I recommended it to friends. For some reason their chef left and instantly they went into the toilet. Too bad as there is very little in the Vail area besides Montgomery's biker bar from hell.
Nico's is the best restaurant since Cione's Pizza closed for good.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hungry in Vail on 08/11/2009 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Golden Corral

Good food here, but you have to pick and choose. Salads are better than Sweet Tomato as is the fruit. Steaks if cooked right are good.

Stay away from some of the fried stuff and nasty side dishes.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob on 07/23/2009 at 9:28 AM

Re: “The Skybox Restaurant and Sports Bar

Went Friday night, July 3rd, Band ok, drinks watery, lots of couples and large groups, all ages

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Muschel on 07/06/2009 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Hacienda del Lago

this place absoloutley sucks,and the food is below average. they have changed their hours of business, and it makes it impossible to go their and eat. most families eat between 7 and 9pm and they close at 7pm . what type of restaraunt business operates on a 2-4 hour schedule. i dont recommend this place anymore to anyone. the staff is rude!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by denranger on 07/03/2009 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Omar's Hi-Way Chef Restaurant

Never had a bad meal there. We go quite often. They're portions are generous and I usually take some home. Some of the food can be rather spicy but boy is it good!! Right now they have a coupon displayed on the KHIT 107.5 website under the calender, for free apple pies with purchase of two entrees. Take a friend and go.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sonoranliz on 07/01/2009 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

the snobbier version of cup cafe. the hostesses seem to be trained to give visitors a good once over to assess whether or not we deserved a table. good gourmet mac&cheese and excellent signature cocktails but the service leaves much to be desired.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by notvanessa on 07/01/2009 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Pastiche Modern Eatery

Great atmosphere to go with the great menu selections. There are dishes from just about every culture on this menu. The meals tend to be on the expensive side, but the service was great as well.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Alaurienne on 06/29/2009 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Cody's Beef 'n' Beans

A complete hole-in-the-wall place with awesome burgers! Cody's has a simple menu but great food. The perfect place to hide out especially when suffering a hangover. It's quiet and dark and the servers are very nice and attentive.

Posted by Weeklyfan on 06/17/2009 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Jerry Bob’s

The BEST bisquits and sausage gravy anywhere in town!!! The service is 'muy rapido' as well... I usually use the two meals for the price of one coupon that is printed weekly in the Arizona Star...and my husband and I can eat a generous breakfast for under $10.00.... Mmmmmm... going there for breakfast tomorrow!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by bonnyeford on 06/11/2009 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Bread and Butter Café

FYI ... a reader pointed out that the Bread and Butter Cafe does not, in fact, serve butter. I have confirmed this is true. Take note: no butter!

Posted by Jimmy Boegle on 04/17/2009 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Austin's Old Fashioned Ice Cream

The service is usually good, the food is a bit expensive but served in large portions. The chili is really good, but the ice cream is definitely what stands out! You have to go to Austin's at least once, if only to try the amazing ice cream.

Posted by amalius on 04/15/2009 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Omar's Hi-Way Chef Restaurant

The portions are very big, and usually worth the price! The wait staff is well trained, and generally decent and attentive, plus the desserts are great. There are also a lot of options to choose from if you're a picky eater (like I am).

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by amalius on 04/14/2009 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Omar's Hi-Way Chef Restaurant

Reasonably priced and it's usually a challenge to clean your plate as the portions are very generous. I like that you can have breakfast at dinner if you don't want as heavy a meal.

Posted by Gary85710 on 04/13/2009 at 5:39 AM

Re: “HomeTown Buffet

As stated in my comments on Golden Corral, I like the concept of buffets. The food at Hometown is mediocre for the most part, and there is less from which to select than Golden Corral. I am convinced their mashed potatoes are INSTANT POTATOES which is unappetizing. One can serve one's self beverages (unlike Golden Corral) without relying on a waitperson.

Posted by Gary85710 on 04/12/2009 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Coyote Pause Café

This café is really a treat! I know it’s not located right in the midst of things, but trust me – it’s worth the drive. Combine it with a trip to the Desert Museum or take visitors there for a great meal in a beautiful setting. After The Weekly gave it such a good review we decided to check it out and now we are regulars.

The café is open from 7AM to 2PM Tuesday through Sunday and they accept MC and Visa. Nothing on the menu is over $8.00 and the food is delicious and innovative. Breakfast offers the usual breakfast egg dishes, and also egg wraps and Huevous Rancheros and an especially inviting frittata. The coffee is always fresh, hot, and excellent. For lunch (and you can get breakfast and lunch both at any time) I recommend you try the sweet potato fries to go with anything else you order. The beer-battered are great, too. The sandwiches are all good, but my favorite is the Desert Delight: roasted turkey breast, roasted red peppers, monterrey jack cheese, and the most delicious black olive tappenade all served on a crisp and non-greasy foccacia. They’re serving Nimbus beer nowadays, and a nice wine as well.

But be sure to leave room for dessert! I understand that all of the pastries and desserts are baked on the premises, and they are excellent. Just choose what looks good to you – they are all good and I have never had one that failed to please in a big way. Another tip: try the cranberry-nut muffins….they are to die for, especially when they are hot out of the oven in the morning.

The staff is unfailingly friendly, accommodating, and efficient. They greet regulars by name and remember how you like your coffee.

Coyote Pause is located in a charming little center called Cat Mountain Station, which has several unusual shops and art galleries. When you’ve had your meal, be sure to browse through the complex; it is highly entertaining!

Posted by Enola on 04/10/2009 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Golden Corral

I like the concept of a buffet--I can see the food and select that of it I wish. Golden Corral has better quality food than Hometown Buffet (which I'm convinced uses instant mashed potatoes.)

On occasion, food items aren't labeled. But my chief disappointment is that over recent months, Golden Corral only puts out thighs and legs in the fried chicken bin. One used to be able to also get wings and breasts--I guess using only dark meat saves them money, but unfortunately I only like white-meat chicken.

Lastly, it would be nice if one could serve one's self with respect to the beverages (which Hometown Buffet offers) instead of having to rely on a waitperson to refill a drink.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gary85710 on 04/10/2009 at 4:40 AM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

Upon arrival we were told that due to a review in the Daily Star they booked up, our only option was to eat in the bar area. The entire time we were there, eating from a 10 inch wide shelf that a pigeon would scoffed at, there 6 out 14 tables vacant. While there another couple turned up their nose at the bar and was seated. When questioned the hostess said "oh I saw you had already ordered". In other words you were already hooked. The bar was cramped an populated with loud motormouths, altogether an unpleasant dining experience, ESPECIALLY in view of the prices.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by tdmidget on 04/04/2009 at 2:02 AM

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