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Re: “Mi Nidito

The most overrated Mexican restaurant in town. Living on its publicity from Clinton's visit decades ago. Long waits, poor service, commercial grade food. One reviewer says "authentic Tucson style Mexican food." What a joke. Well, it's Tucson style if you like Circle K style food. There is nothing remotely authentic Mexican about the stuff Mi Nidito serves, unless you are addicted to orange cheese and shredded lettuce on top of everything.

Posted by William Gandy on 06/24/2017 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Wild Garlic Grill

Ate there last night and loved it. What a pleasant surprise.

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Posted by Eleanor P (Cat lady) on 06/22/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Little Café Poca Cosa

Easily one of the two or three best Mexican restaurants in the Tucson area -- even with its hours being limited to early morning through lunch.

I've been to The Little Cafe Poca Cosa many times; early morning before work, and lunch. Every time I have been astonished at how quick the service is ... faster than most "fast food" restaurants; yet service up a big variety of expertly prepared Mexican foods. The chips are great, the salsa is great, the beans (not refried) are tasty with that luscious brown sauce that comes from knowing how to prepare them, the rice has just enough spice, they serve raw beets with their salad! (raw beets are one of the most healthy foods for your system), along with grated carrots and other tasty leafy green lettuce and such, the drinks are great (and the owner will even fix you a 're-fill' to go if you want!).

Yes, The Little Cafe Poca Cosa insists on being paid in cash ... there are big signs outside telling you this before you go in ... and it is easy to get cash, as there are a couple of ATMS within 50 yards or so of the entrance ... and it is something you will want to 'go out of your way' to do (get cash) in order to enjoy this astonishingly good Mexican food cafe.

(P. S. The owner does give everyone a hug when the leave, if they will let her. Very friendly. But, she's never tried to kiss me on the mouth. Whomever said that is making up a false story, just to make a wonderful restaurant look bad. This is a great place to eat.)

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Posted by Burnt Water Poet on 06/18/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Impress Hot Pot

If you have never had Chinese hot pot, you have to come here. My wife and I lived in China for 3 years (1 year in Shijiazhuang and 2 years in Nanjing) and this is EXACTLY like the hot pots in China. The other Chinese restaurants are all "Meiguo-Chungua-fan" or Americanized Chinese food - Chinese style cooked to American expectations. Impress is not - it is genuine as it is served in China. Suggestions - the hot water that the food is cooked in gets more spicy as it cooks, so get the split cooking - hot and plain. Your lips will thank you. Also - most of the Fu-Yuan (waiters) are from China, so ask them to help you mix the various sauces. Since hot pot is a cook it yourself buffet, you choose what you will cook. Experiment. I like the lotus roots, the various mushrooms and the sea food best.

Posted by Steve Katz on 05/19/2017 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

The food was great the service was great the prices are reasonable the environment was fun and nice but
the music for the bike rally held 5/18 was well my daughter pointed and said look at that green truck and see the band doing drugs that was not good and if this place continues to use drugged up bands to preform here I will not go back ever
Veri dissapointed with seeing them doing drugs which tells me brother johns either did not know or did and ignored it either way when that band mary something plays there or anywhere i will not go.

Posted by HarleyHog69 on 05/19/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

The food was great the service was great the prices are reasonable the environment was fun and nice but
the music for the bike rally held 5/18 was well my daughter pointed and said look at that green truck and see the band doing drugs that was not good and if this place continues to use drugged up bands to preform here I will not go back ever
Veri dissapointed with seeing them doing drugs which tells me brother johns either did not know or did and ignored it either way when that band mary something plays there or anywhere i will not go.

Posted by HarleyHog69 on 05/19/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Kimchi Time

Food was good, not great, a little overpriced. My biggest complaint is that they tried to charge me an extra 50 cents on my bill, I asked them what this was for, and the waitress said it was a charge for the use of a credit or debit card. The problem was, i hadn't given them my card yet, i hadn't chosen my method of payment yet, but it was just on the bill. So, had I happened to pay cash, they would have still charged me that extra 50 cents. 50 cents is not much money, but i consider what they did an unscrupulous, shady and under-handed business practice; one that I will remember and as a result, will never go to this place again. The waitress also tried to charge me extra for the spicy vegetable side dishes, something that never happens at any of the other Korean restaurants I've ever been to.

Whoever owns the place must be incredibly stingy, petty and cheap, I would hate to be an employee there.

Posted by Peter Leopold on 03/21/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Crying Onion Café

Crying Onion Cafe has a new phone number 520-742-7278

Posted by #CryingOnionCafe 520.742.7278 on 03/21/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “The Breeze Patio Bar and Grill

Great venue for music and great food while enjoying beautiful Tucson weather on the patio overlooking the pool!

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Posted by David Salyer on 03/14/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Shish Kebab House of Tucson

Lovely people,lovely food.Jordanian dish with pine nuts is so good.

Posted by Carla on 01/28/2017 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Dry River Company

Didn't expect to write a review but I did not want the above post to be the last, since he was mistaken about it being closed.

My wife and I enjoy a pizza and beer most Friday's before going into the adjacent movie theatre. The service, pizza and beer are always very good. Pizza is delicious, with much of the ingredients made on site. The glasses are chilled (as they should always be) and the draft choices should serve everyone's taste (although I can never get enough dark lager choices anywhere). The service is fast, perfect and always very personal. I would give a shout-out to the server by name, but I don't like doing that if I have not asked the individual first. She always remembers us, and what we like, even though we are never there more than once a week for one beer and a pizza.

Posted by JohnR on 01/23/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Wild Garlic Grill

Pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service at this little cafe. Rather crowded - apparently the multitudes have found the place, but certainly one of the best food places I've run into in Tucson. Wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful, adding to the overall positive impression. Only possible negative is that in one section of the restaurant, you are in essence in a tent!

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Posted by Russ on 01/11/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Buffet at the Desert Diamond Casino and Hotel

My spc needs son & I were just there tonight. It was EXCELENT. THEY A NEW STAFF & cooks. The head c

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Posted by sassygal on 01/04/2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Bunbuku Japanese Cuisine

So they did reopen?! Wonderful

Posted by Clara on 12/13/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

Should be Best of Tucson consistent winner for all the special selections hand-picked for her customers. Learn a little about wines at the tastings or ask her questions when you shop - she has all the answers - really knows her wines! AND is super nice too! A pleasure to shop here and the quality of the selections is guaranteed to be a good place to get gift-wines without wondering if you did OK!

Posted by Connie Dent on 12/04/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Saffron Indian Bistro

My husband and I have been watching Kitchen Nightmares recently and I felt it was our responsibility to let the public know about this place.

He worked there for a few weeks a couple years ago. He quit because he said the place was filthy. He previously worked at Olive Garden for 3 years which has is immaculate I might add. He ended going back to Olive Garden.

When they were showing him around they went inside the walkin in cooler. On the floor was a bin...like a Sterilite bin. Inside this bin was their main sauce that they use. It was not covered at all, just sitting on the floor open to let stuff fly in it. They told him to step over so they could show him stuff. He lost balance while doing so (those things are pretty large) and his foot went in the sauce. He immediately apologized and they were like "Don't worry about it" and continued to use it. His nasty dirty shoe WENT IN THE SAUCE and they STILL USED IT!!!! EW. He also said the kitchen was disgusting. He actually took it upon himself and tried to clean it.

He and the other line cooks would smoke in the walk in cooler. The managers/owners did know about this because he said one time they walked in when they were smoking. The guy was like "Hurry up" He also said they would sometimes join.

Before I even met my husband and knew about this place, many of my friends had gotten food poisoning from this place as well.


I beg of you, please please do not go to this restaurant. I've never eaten there myself and now I never will.

Posted by Bonnie N Brett Bartleson on 12/01/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Teresa's Mosaic Café

Last time I was there, I specifically asked for "no ******" because I am allergic. My food comes, half covered in something that can literally kill me. When I explained this to the server, she took it back to the kitchen and returned within 2 minutes with the same order, with the portion that was covered in ****** now covered in sour cream. The server explained that the kitchen staff refused to make another one and that I should just eat it. My parents, wife, and 2 daughters were with me and the lunch bill was over $100. Their lack of caring, and willingness to get sued is very disconcerting. I'm just glad that I noticed that they covered what I am allergic to before I took a bite...

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Posted by Dave on 11/01/2016 at 8:20 PM

Re: “The 19th Hole Bar and Grille

This is NOT a brewpub but a motel restaurant/bar. Old folks from Green Valley. Worse now with the Snow Vultures back.

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Posted by Dunkle fan on 10/22/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Monterey Court

The Sunday Brunch and Music Series at Monterey Court is fantastic! Great food and the best of local and touring acoustic artists start your week off perfectly. Hosted by local artist, Nancy Elliott, with a guest performer every week.

Posted by KatysCache&SonoranDesertSage on 10/21/2016 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Hifalutin Rapid Fire Western Grill

Always enjoy this restaurant! You can't go wrong here. There is something for everyone on their menu

Posted by Jan Whitely on 08/26/2016 at 10:54 PM

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