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Comment Archives: Locations: 1 Star

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

Surly, slow service. Weird pureed "lentil" soup with no discernible lentils - tasted like Campbell's cream of tomato with dry herb garnish. The beef, lamb, chicken were gristly, un-choice cuts, overcooked, unmarinated, tasteless. Hummous was ho-hum, baba ghanoush disappointingly bland. Only the tabouli salad had any flavor. WARNING: Prices are more expensive in person than listed on their website, overly generous gratuity added automatically to check. Smallish portions considering price. VERY UNSATISFYING MEAL.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by M.J. H. on 04/07/2011 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Caffe Torino

They really dont know how to cook veal. One dish that promised prosciutto used slices of processed deli ham. An osso bucco dish used pork shank instead of veal. Their wine selection is poor- no thought whatsoever to their wine list. Just a random sampling of ordinary Italian and California selections one would find at Wal-mart. Service is very spotty and unprofessional. Prices not competitive with other more authentic Italian bistros in the area. Avoid at all costs.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by TucsonAmanda on 03/31/2011 at 5:11 AM

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.

1 like, 1 dislike
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

0 likes, 3 dislikes
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!

0 likes, 3 dislikes
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.

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!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Raised by Hobbits on 02/27/2011 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Magical Mystery Dinner Theater

Not even worth reviewing! I was also there on Valentine weekend and ended up going to eat at another business after. Show was tacky however I will say I enjoyed Trixy. The food was less than inedible, they offered two drinks you can't get more of anything even if you ask. They serve frozen cheesecake factory cheesecake (the only okay part of the night). FOR SURE NOT WORTH THE MONEY OR THE TIME!!!!

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by sakama05 on 02/22/2011 at 5:28 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.

1 like, 1 dislike
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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
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: “Stadium Grill

Horrendous! I walked in, was not greeted nor seated for 5 minutes until I sat myself. The only waitress in there had acknowledged me, yet done nothing but sit down and eat her lunch. After I stared her down for 4 whole minutes she brought me a menu, still neglecting to say a word to me, as she walked back to her lunch to resume eating. Quickly I decided what I wanted, a full ten minutes went by before I walked out. Good thing that disgusting, lazy, rudy waitress didnt bring me a water; or she might have had to get up and take it back once I walked out. I will never step foot in there again, and advise others to save their time and money. I'm a waitress, that is unacceptable, she should be fired.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Stadium grill on 01/20/2011 at 10:24 PM

Re: “The B Line

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

2 likes, 0 dislikes
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...

0 likes, 3 dislikes
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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
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.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
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.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 12/19/2010 at 1:05 PM

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