El Charro is where hotels send tourists. Which means: STAY AWAY. You want *real*, authentic carne seca? Go to South Tucson.
Really glad to see Zemam's on here. Just spent 2 and a half years in Hawaii and moaned to everyone who would listen about how bad I want to go back there. I'd encourage everyone to try more than just the vegan/vegetarian options there, though.
How could the TW staff not bother to list any of the great chicken & waffle combos from May's Counter Chicken & Waffles? What a terrible oversight! At least you've got a dish from La Botana on this list.
100 things on this list and the only thing you mention from Rocco's is some vegan bullshit at the very end? Everyone ignore these novices and get the wings.
Steve is the MF-in man!
How does this guy have so much money to keep opening restaurants after his previous attempts have all failed?
The Wendy's on Grant near Alvernon has closed.
This place also got a similarly mixed review -- in the Star perhaps? You'd think Steve would have worked the bugs out (so to speak) by now.
Sounds yummy. Loved Red Sky and Luna Bella and I can't wait to try Chef Schultz's Wild Garlic Grill.
Scarpia, B: You have a strange idea of what constitutes a "generally positive comment."
Also, I've started off my tenure with eleven issues of 64 pages or more, plus a ton of digital content, so there's a little more to what I've done than two rants and responding to you. But, hey, you're entitled to your often unpleasant opinions.
Where I have been reading them? In the Tucson Weekly. I have been reading the TW for a long number of years and I have complained in the past about the TW wasting its reviewers' and readers' time in reviewing "coffee shops." How about the series of reviews of the places at Wade and Silverbell to start. I have neither the time nor the inclination to do your job for you. Get one of your under or non paid writer/intern/assistants to go back over the last ten years and see if I am not correct.
It is unfortunate that you have started off your tenure with a rant against a competitor, published Pedersen's rant against a former employer, and now find it necessary to challenge a generally positive comment.
Scarpia, B: Of the ten reviews immediately prior to this one, one was a Sonoran-style restaurant and one could possibly be described as a "coffee shop." So, where are you reading all these reviews you're complaining about?
Wow, real French food in Tucson. Who would have thunk. It is a pleasure to read a review of a place that is not a coffee shop and doesn't serve Sonoran style food. Life being what it is I would forgive a little southwestern service to get an honest to goodness soufflé. To paraphrase Dr. Johnson, the miracle is that it exists at all. And lastly, thank God we didn't have to bear Garrett's comments on the frites.
Le Rendez- Vous is my go-to restaurant for French in Tucson. Always spot on pate, fish dishes and dessert. The wine list is adequate, I think it can accommodate a wide range of tastes and budgets. The service is my experience has always been good and the place so small that if it weren't it would be easy to track down some assistance.
Thanks PickyPalate. I've seen other reviews on this place. At first blush it seems the kind of place I would really enjoy, having been 5 years in Belgium including countless visits to France. The common thread seems to be service, lack thereof. No consistency. I've been so disappointed with restaurants in Tucson (a recent transplant) that I just can't bring myself to risk another let down by going here ... I'll await more consistency of reviews regarding the service before I venture.
I agree totally with this review. Having lived in Paris, my husband and I are fond of French cuisine and can tell the good stuff from the pretenders. This place has the good stuff. The service, though, is highly uneven. We went there recently for lunch and the service was perfect. We went again for dinner, and it was horrible. Most of the staff appeared to be utterly untrained college students who preferred to mill about with other servers in the back rather than attend to the paying customers.
One other comment is that it seems rather wrong to review a French restaurant without reviewing the wine list. This seems to be a frequent omission in restaurant reviews in the Weekly. It's particularly egregious when the restaurant is French, a culture in which dessert is optional but to dine without a glass of wine is unthinkable.
I love this place! You must have had the pate on an off night because it is usually superb. We have always enjoyed convivial service and excellent food. Try the bouillabaisse on Friday...yum!
Brio Tuscan Grille was just too expensive. How often are you going to go to an Italian restaurant and spend $100+ for a dinner for two? In my case, it was just once.
I have had the pleasure of dining there since it opened. The food has alway been exceptional. The service wonderful.
The Bistro is a welcome addition
So is the Guadalajara Grill on Wilmot not owned/operated by the same folks doing a booming business on Prince Road?
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