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Comment Archives: Locations: 1 Star

Re: “Margarita Bay

I just wanna start off saying, I love the bay. I love going their and singing my heart out when I can... It's my neighborhood bar, and I go there as often as I can. That being said, lemme tell you all about my experience tonight.

First off, I'd like to start by saying that the regular bartenders and karaoke dj are very much biased to sexual orientation. This being a bar, I would normally understand. Except for tonight, when apparently a customer of the male persuasion, happened to see a female customer whom he had a restraining order against. Upon seeing said patron, the male customer did as the restraining order suggested, and called the police. Not my first reaction to an ex, as I would have just left, but nonetheless still his reaction. Anyway, the cops showed up...

Now let me make it clear, I DO NOT KNOW EITHER PARTY INVOLVED. I just happened to be standing at the rear gate when 3 tpd officers arrived. They then had a short conversation with the owner Dennis, whom also, I had never met. They asked him directly if he knew what was going on. To which he replied, no, then he admitted that he did have knowledge of a restraining order issue that was being handled. At that point, one of his waitresses, said that yes, she was hiding in the bathroom, and she was leaving. I, having nothing to do with either party just sat there, enjoying my drink and the night.

Later, when I happened outside again, I saw the bartender ( an older lady with a puffed up hair do and bad makeup) and the karaoke dj argueing with the male patrons friends on why he had to leave, did I mention that I had been there when tpd had said that the girl had to leave. That they wouldn't be charging the male and also letting him go back into the bar. Suddenly, I was an issue too. I told them that I didn't want any trouble, but rather that I was just stating the truth. I truly was just telling the truth, not thinking anything else about it.

I then went back inside to check on my song selection, considering that it had been over 2 hours since my last song, only to be told that because I had the audacity to tell the truth, I was done singing for the rest of the night. When I asked why, I was told that "it was because I couldn't shut my mouth". I then stated that I had only told the truth, and that I didn't wanna start shit, but that IS what the officer said. At that point the karaoke dj told me that I was cut off and was about to get kicked out. At that, I began questioning why. I can admit (mainly because I am NOT a liar, and I had had 2 and a half beers) that I did get upset, and I did raise my voice. I said "why would you kick me out for telling the truth? " and "that IS what the officer said" over and over. Suddenly someone said that I was starting shit with the dj. I told them that they were very wrong, but that I just didn't understand why I was being persecuted for telling the truth. At which point I was grabbed by a customer and started to get escorted out by force. During my forced exit, I saw the dj talk to another patron, who then also got in my face saying that I had tried to hit said dj. He then proceeded to follow me out threatening me that if I ever came back there he would "kick my ass". Now, I can admit, that yes, at this point I went from upset to pissed off, and I also began to talk shit back. Telling the old man that I would love the chance to kick his ass back. Truthfully though the guy was so old that I was almost afraid that he might have had a heart attack in the parking lot... and no, of course, it wasn't Dennis the owner. Just some jackass friend of the dj not really knowing what was going on, but still their to defend his girl.

My point is, after all of that, obviously I wasn't drunk because I am writing this as I walk home. Obviously, the owner, Dennis, should have let the rest of the staff know what tpd said before leaving the premises . Obviously, I should not have been persecuted for telling the truth. And obviously, I will never be back here. Which is a sad statement, because I truly did enjoy the place until now. I will also be letting every single person I know, and come into contact with, know what happened to me here. On every single site, and blog I can find. Plus, because I personally know of many times they have served to people they shouldn't, and over poured to regulars. And because I live directly across the street, I will be calling the police every time I see anything that looks like it could be fucked up until I get them closed down... I promise.

Posted by John Friday on 07/26/2015 at 2:34 AM

Re: “Little Anthony's Diner

This place sucks. Horrible service, poor food. They give hamburgers cutesy 50's names and charge 8 bucks for a basic fast food ho-hum burger that's nothing special. Our waitress forgot about us for 40 minutes after we ordered and brought us cold food, I complained to the manager the next day and never heard back. Avoid this place

Posted by Carl Hawkins on 07/10/2015 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Martin's Comida Chingona

Terrible food and the owner is incredibly rude. I've seen him harass cyclists and customers. Perhaps if he spent as much time working on his business as he does bothering customers it'd be worth eating here. As it stands, better to run the other way.

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Posted by Eve Mallory on 06/07/2015 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Teresa's Mosaic Café

I could cry. Yes its that bad, the service, is deplorable, small portions, of not very good food, horrible chairs,
and the only thing that i can say was good, was the nice waiter, the bus boy, ect. I have never seen anything like this. the only good thing was the refried beans. Go to Mi Nidito (520) 622-5081 - 1813 S 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ , that is where I am going to from now on. Trust me this place is a disaster , and even with a reservation you are greeted with the most unfriendly hostess.

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Posted by Martinez Mcdaniel on 05/23/2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Southwest University of Visual Arts Galleries

Owners Sharmon and Marvin Woods rule this school like a prison camp. Outdated material and a very hostile environment,especially if you are overweight. These people have their own collections department to harass dropouts, so their repayment status stays high, guaranting federal loans. Stay away from these people, VERY BAD NEWS!

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Posted by Kim Muserelli on 05/10/2015 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Sticks 'n Strings Music Center

This owner, Tony Bernard, has an "F" rating with the BBB and ignores all their requests to settle all the disputes against him. He will blatantly lie to your face and has no conscience. My story...same as everyone else. Paid up front for music software & hardware promised in one week. It didn't come. Then I read the reviews here, on yellow pages and yelp and knew what I was in for and cancelled the order after a month of waiting and he said he'd refund me. Even after me telling Tony that I read all the dozens of bad reviews, he still put me off time after time for 2 months. I recorded all the phone calls of him promising he'd send me a refund and never sending it. I finally had file complaints to the Arizona Attorney General and the BBB. When I told him I was going to put a bad review on line, he pleaded like a baby for me not to. The only way to get your money is to threaten him. How he stays in business, I don't know. How his employees stay there is beyond me. He needs professional help as a pathological liar.

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Posted by Rian McGonigal on 05/02/2015 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Mother Hubbard's Cafe

Not only is the strip mall dumpy, its also a hangout for those who have trouble coping with the law of gravity, and its surrounded by one of the worst slumlord neighborhoods in the city. TPD should just open a satellite office here as they are in they parking lot most of the time anyway. Last time I ate there the coffee was truly awful, more like colored water. Eggs sunny side up were served up almost raw and the hash browns barely touched the stove. Serving up undercooked food can be a health hazard. Yes it might be cheap, but its also really bad. There might be a chef on the business card, but there certainly is not one in the kitchen. People who like the food served up there must be desperate, because frankly, in this neighborhood there is no other place you can go to.

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Posted by Reality Check on 04/30/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Time Market

Time Market has entered into a serious period of decline. This Tucson Weekly review has become dated. Time no longer has a deli. They primarily serve pizza slices, beer, and wine. Although they close at 10pm, do not expect to be served if you arrive after 9pm (youll be told nothing is available except the last few leftover cheese slices). They turn off their coffee machine at 7pm because they want to start breaking down three hours before closing. Don't turn to management for any help, even the owner will attempt to insult you with smug remarks when given reasonable feedback.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Long Time Customer on 04/23/2015 at 11:44 PM

I just found out that they went out of business!
Does anybody know why

Posted by george.gonzalez.3367174 on 03/03/2015 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Sonoran Ballroom Academy

Sara their front office help came to my work wanting to pay in pot & then left poor reviews everywhere when she wasn't catered too...

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Posted by Sara Pays In Pot on 03/02/2015 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Ben's Bells Studio

So much fun, and inspiring. 4 Stars!

Posted by Ronni on 02/21/2015 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Dante Fraboni's Studios Garden Arts

Behind every great fortune,there is a crime

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Posted by Louie Bagels on 01/04/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Teresa's Mosaic Café

Mosaic is not the same restaurant I remember. Went there for New Year Eve lunch 12/31/14. Asked for a window seat,(there were plenty) and got seated in a plastic bush in the center of the room. Across the way,a tablecloth was draped over a table that had the top glass over its contents broken,that was left there next a to the window....where some of us would have liked to sit.The waitress warned us about the new waiter that would be taking our order,and mentioned that she would make sure he got it right.Which he did,but then we never were checked on after that,until he brought the check.Our table had only forks on a napkin,as did most of the tables with diners and without. As I pondered whether it was a new Mexican tradition to eat with only forks,I noticed that 4 recently seated diners had knives and forks. Okay....dishwasher problem,not enough utensils,who knows....But I will not be returning to Mosaic any time soon.Shoddy shoddy shoddy without the dialed down drink or menu prices.

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Posted by reader on 01/03/2015 at 2:13 PM

Re: “The Great American Playhouse

If we could give less than one star, we would. We enjoy community theatre and are frequent patrons of the Gas Light Theatre. We were excited to find that a community theatre existed on same side of town that we live on. The Great American Playhouse isn't so great. In fact it is Gas Light Theatre want-to-be, but totally misses the mark. It is community theatre, so we don't expect Oscar worthy acting, but we did expect to be entertained and laugh. The performance left a lot to be desired, the service was very slow, and the staff was extremely rude. The staff comes by and takes the beverages that you paid for away, without asking if you are done, toward the end of the show even though your glass is half full. When I protested, the young man said, "the show is over." The show still had another 15 minutes to go. I have never been anywhere where the staff decided that I had had enough ice tea and took the glass from the table. I can accept the poor performance and bad choreography; after all it is community theatre, however I will not put up with a rude staff. This may explain why the theatre was less than half full on a Saturday night. Do not waste your time or money. Instead, visit the Gas Light Theatre. We have always had a great time, laughed until our face muscles hurt, service is great, and the staff is very polite. Gas Light Theatre is worth the drive.

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Posted by Laureen M. on 12/07/2014 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Margarita Bay

Place just has a feel of ghetto. It's dirty with awful florescent lights and shower curtains for bathroom stall doors.

Posted by jiveturkey on 12/05/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center

Girl dentist horrible I had to go to another dentist to fix.

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Posted by D'Ana Schweinberg on 10/22/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Teresa's Mosaic Café

We ordered the cheese crisp. We forgot to order chiles on it. When she brought it back it had green peppers on it. I said these are green peppers, and she told the cook and he said no, those are green chiles. Ok. Bottom line is I was born in Tucson and raised on sonoran style Mexican food. I KNOW the difference between the two. Don't insult me by telling me different. And, and, the beans I ordered maybe were four tablespoons full. If the young man who came to the table to sooth us is the owner, oh, my, god. Good luck in the future little boy, were gone and won't be back. Barry A Malone

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Barry A Malone on 08/21/2014 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Brooklyn Pizza Company

Used to like it but it has gone down hill over the last few years. Poor quality pizza and horrible service. I have had multiple deliveries where the pizza arrives 30 or 40 minutes later than they say it will and when it gets there it is burnt on the bottom and cold. It takes a lot of effort to screw up that bad. Not to mention EVERY time I have added a six pack to my order the driver "forgets it in the cooler" and has to go back to his car for it. Hmmmmm. Im guessing they hope you forget so they get free beer.

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Posted by Mr. Torres on 08/17/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Brooklyn Pizza Company

The crust use to be excellent. Just a few weeks ago, had it delivered to my house....so disappointed! The crust tasted like it had been frozen for a long time. Low Quality Pizza.

Posted by Josh on 07/09/2014 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Blue Willow

There is something 'off 'about the food here. I think the ingredients are not of high quality and it sure shows. It's always packed because there isn't any competition in that particular area.

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Posted by Josh on 07/09/2014 at 10:49 PM

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