I guess that you are not answering me due to your ridiculous assertion that California doesnt have Mexican food on a par with Tucson. Despite massive evidence to the contrary. You truly do yourself , and this publication, a disservice by A: Not knowing anything ( food writer?" about food and B : Trying to bullshit your way out of it due to your position at the "paper". Frankly, its laughable.
Hersheys syrup with cumin isnt mole by the way.
Cafe Poca Cosa isnt authentic or any good for that matter. Anyway, its one place. You didnt mention where all of the other things could be found. Other than a couple of places that make tortillas.
Hand made corn tortillas...La Fresita on St Mary's Road and Pico de Gallo on south sixth. Flour tortillas? St Mary's tortilla factory and Anita Street Market, La Estrella bakery. moles? Either Poca Cosa. Pibil can be found there too. it's out there folks.
Tucson does indeed have great Mexican food. That most of it's Sonoran is a reflection of geography and history. I can remember getting a frosted mug of A&W root beer off the tray attached to our Ford Falcon at that 12th Ave. location back in the day.
Where in Tucson does one get : Cabrito, Moles from Michoacan, Puebla, Guererro, Oaxaca etc? Chorizo Verde from Toluca, Cochinita Pibil, Poc Chuc, Alhambre, Tortas Ahogadas,Pipian, Mexico City style Alto Cocina and a million other things, Handmade to order corn tortillas or flour for that matter? Southern California has it all. Tucson has Sonoran food. The bastard child of Mexican American cuisine. No comparison.
For every Epazote there are 10 Betos types. I completely disagree about the Mexican food here.I am curious about El Cisne.
I think we do a pretty good mix of restaurants. Did you read last week's review by Jacqui? Or her review of Epazote? Or mine of Amelia grey's? Just asking. Not trying to get defensive but I don't get the complaints. I think Tucson has great Mexican food, way better than places in California. We should highlight them.
I am from a lot of places. All of them with better food. I realize that you have to justify your job but come on.How many taco places can you review? I love a good taco but its all essentially the same menu and preparations.Is the orange cheese brighter here?
Baba Louie, I mean Bobbylou, where are you from?
Bobbylou, please go to Scottsdale or some other place that wants you.
I'm gonna try El Merendero: I love places like this.
Love, love, love El Merendero - especially the Saturday seafood soup special. Yum!
Yawn.... what a boring food scene Tucson has. Its a joke.
The Wildcat's story is from January 10. We must be operating on different calendars.
Adam left to pursue his medical career.
Castalian Spring has been open for a while now. The Daily Wildcat covered the bar's opening over three months ago. Way to be timely.
They are/were short staffed due to employee turnover. The root cause of employee turnover is not the employees themselves, but poor management.
I was in the establishment once shortly after they opened and saw the chef/owner demean several employees, and as such I will never be going back again.
The owner is also a pretty foolish person that treats people that disagree with him as an enemy. Here is a comment that was posted to another review site followed by the owner's response.
"orderd eggplant parmagian - taste was overwhelmed by the cheese. Also it was served over spaghetti which was cut into 2-inch pieces. Pasta was dry and lacked any sauce whicjh was only on top of eggplant. Dish was $16 - overpriced. No offer of shredded cheese or pepper for dishes. Bread was warmewd rolls but of poor commercial type."
First nice lie Eggplant is 14.99 not 16.00 second everyone loves our eggplant it's made to order and three tier high. And it says on the menu all Entrees are served over Speghetti and topped with parm and parsley unless otherwise specified. Pasta is made daily and if you wanted more sauce, cheese or peppers our servers would have brought it out for you and our bread is made daily from Sweet Tooshies Bakery daily. So keep you mean unprofessional comments to yourself. If you don't ask for something and misinform people about false pricing you can go to belladauria.net and see the menu and pricing. And my last cement to you is why are you a reward customer in the first place the point is you get 3 points per dollar spent including tip and the participating restaurants are the one paying For your benefit. By February 25th I will not be a rewards network due to idiots like yourself. And to everyone else reading this I will not be nice to negative people with false accusations. Everyone thinks there food critics because of all these restaurant shows on TV but I Still Remember my mother saying if you have nothing nice to say say nothing at all and all who read this remember this saying and it is sad no one lives by this anymore. Bella D'Auria is a small family owned and operated business and is trying to keep there doors open in this bad economy where it almost seems like the chains are taking over. But it's the people that right a reviews like this that hurt the small business and I' don't believe in this day and age that the customer is always right.
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