I definitely share your sentiment. I and a friend waited until the day after the Grand Re-Opening of the Rincon Market to make our first visit in over a year. The food is just as good as it was before the fire. It's great to have the Rincon Market back.
I've been there a number of times now, and I heartily concur with the review, especially with regards to the breakfast items. Baja Cafe has quickly become one of my favorite places for breakfast. One of these days I will stop by and check out the lunch menu.
Pollo Feliz makes me crap myself
@SalMinella - you reference Cadence in your comments about Coronet. Mistake or are you trying to make a comparison with the place so-named on Broadway (which is student housing)?
We had Sunday brunch there a few weeks back. We were patient and got a nice table inside after a few minutes. The food (and specialty drinks) were all delicious, and while it wasn't cheap, it wasn't overpriced! People in the Old Pueblo are spoiled! If you want great new restaurants, you're gonna have to be at least slightly adventurous and try something new, and be ready to pay for something that's a cut above. Oh, and try the muffins. They were delicious!
Pollo Feliz finally opened at Speeday and columbus at the same building Taco Juans and Whataburger was at. They had signs up for almost a year but just opened this past week.
This review was pretty much dead-on. Tried the Coronet a few weeks ago - we sat on the patio (it was still cool enough in the evenings to enjoy the patio ambiance) - and though we CHOSE the patio, we pretty much had to sit there because all of the inside seats were taken by groups of people who were there when we got there, still there when we left, and appeared not to be eating. Though we were the only patio seat when we got there, the service was not good - it took more than 15 minutes between wine order and wine delivery. The food WAS good but we noted the very limited and eclectic menu. It would serve the owners well to add some traditional entrees. And we noted that the food was also very pricey for what we got - the cost for two people neared $100 (appetizers, entrees, 2 glasses of wine). Our final observation of the evening was that the Cadence does not take American Express - we conveyed to the owner, who approached us and asked us about our dining experience (way to go!) that this probably would affect our return. For the prices they charge, they should accept AMEX - I am certain that we aren't the only household in Tucson that pays as many bills as possible with AMEX due to their generous "points redeeming" policy.
A week after our experience we conveyed our thoughts to some neighbors and they strongly encouraged us to return to the Cadence to try their "amazing brunch" and we will do so. We aren't ready to write this place off yet, and figure that we just caught them on a night too soon after their opening, when they were still trying to figure things out.
Unfortunately, there is practically nothing of the foods you described that make me want to check the place out.
Great writing !! Very impressed
RAZ and Sabor Tropical...
@Rita, Hi. Well, I read the Weekly .. daily online, and I've been in Tucson more than 20 years. Try me.
Your faithful reader,
And for people who might want to try it but don't know where Broadway village is, it's the sw corner of Broadway and country club. The bar's street address is 139 s Eastbourne.
Does anybody else remember Norma at Yankee Doodle? She was a gem!
This place sounds like a complete disaster. Thanks for the warning. I won't waste my money there.
SonoraWinds, how much time do you have?
i reviewed a place that lasted about six months if that long....
Can someone please recount the establishments that have been in this location since Yankee Doodle?
The one just previous was Sabor Tropicale and there was another one in there for a couple of years, run by Ernie, who used to have an eponymous sports bar (with great burgers) where Pastiche is now on Campbell.
That is one really crappy looking burger! Yikes. I sure do miss the good old Yankee Doodle.
Thanks for the warning. I'll skip this ever-changing place at the far reaches of our 'hood.
The desserts were really good the first time we went and their service was so so. the second time the service was horrendous so I never went back. this was 2011/2012-ish :( so i'm wondering if that had anything to do with the closure. sad to see a unique place go. i still occasionally talk about that crummy service to the person i went their with though, it was really bad.
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