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Comment Archives: Locations: 3 Stars

Re: “Saffron Indian Bistro

Not close to the best in town, but the most expensive asian. Bland.

Posted by agmtb on 10/03/2010 at 5:36 PM

Re: “1702

I liked this place when it wasn't as well known, but the popularity of the place has exacerbated some of its worst drawbacks. For starters, it's deafeningly loud even when it's only somewhat busy; there's no sound-absorbing material whatsoever and even a few conversations can create a roar, especially because the TV is also usually turned up high. There's something up with the climate control, as well, because the temperature ranges from uncomfortably warm to cool enough to require a sweatshirt, with no correlation to the temperature outside.

All that aside, go for the beer, not the food. As other reviewers have noted, the pizza slices don't come in any size but gargantuan--way more food than I actually want--and if you add a couple of toppings, a slice will run you 8 bucks or more. I don't want to spend $8 on any pizza slice, but especially not the mediocre slices they have here: the sauce is fairly bland and there's something strange about the dough. The salads are pretty good--I've never had one with veggies that weren't fresh-- but also huge.

The beer selection is one of the very best in town, and Angie (the Aussie) is one of the most knowledgeable tap-people around (plus she's really friendly and outgoing). If you're not sure what to order, tell her what you like; she'll make some suggestions and bring you some tastes.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by SEA on 09/16/2010 at 2:38 PM

Re: “El Corral

Grandpa likes it. It's cheap. Safe place to take the cousins from Indiana.

Posted by fuzzygoats on 09/09/2010 at 5:24 PM

Re: “The Skybox Restaurant and Sports Bar

Skybox needs to add a Fri & Sat night schedule to website. Including a little forecast into the future for planning purposes. This would attract more customers. Another suggestion would be to expand the dance floor.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dancin fever on 08/28/2010 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Guadalajara Grill West

Our first couple of times we were impressed and found a new favorite for Mexican food in Tucson. Since the move to the new location we've been there twice and were disappointed each time. Once chips were brought to our table soggy! and I had a Carne Asada steak brought to me raw! Too big too fast?

Posted by jtz on 08/17/2010 at 10:50 PM

Re: “El Corral

I agree- the prices aren't real high. The steaks are all right- but the sides are so basic and in desperate need of updating.
The atmosphere is good and for old movie fans, there's enough memorabilia on the walls to enjoy.

What I do like about El Corral- it's what I consider to be a Safe For Grandma restaurant. We have older out of town guests and the meat/potato/veg/roll routine reduces mealtime anxiety ("Is it SPICY? Because I forgot my Prilosec!").

Posted by Ninabi on 07/28/2010 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Gus Balon's Restaurant

Gus Balon's has good service and nice size portions but the food could use a little spice. Maybe some black pepper at least. The pies are great when they're fresh but the serve them way past their prime.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hungry Girl on 07/05/2010 at 4:59 PM

Re: “1702

I have to agree with Jeff; I would not advise going here if you are solely looking for a quality pie. The pizza is adequate, but unexceptional. 1702 is really about atmosphere. It's an awesome place to kick back with friends; the energy here is great. Lots of happy, beer-buzzed folks having a good time with their group.

As Jeff mentioned there are more beers on tap than you could shake a fist at. So, definitely come here if you are looking for a variety of beers on tap.

To sum it up: great ambience, exceptional beer, ho-hum food.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by kohtalo on 06/20/2010 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Something Sweet Dessert Lounge

A great and varied dessert selection, but their coffee really leaves something to be desired. Good coffee is a must for a good dessert shop.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by AZW88 on 06/10/2010 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Luke's Italian Beef

Huge portions, good service, joint could use a little deep cleaning.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 05/20/2010 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Takamatsu

The teppanyaki tables are always a fun, though warm, experience. Your choice of meats cooked with an entertaining show right before your eyes. Like I said, the teppanyaki tables are a warm environment and your drinks tend to get warm unless they're quaffed soon after serving. A good place to take a large group or just the two of you.

Posted by squaloris on 05/14/2010 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Touchdowns

Lots of TV's but kinda bright for a sports bar. My wife and I both had a sandwich, with fries, and found the bread a little dry. The sandwich makings, themselves, were just fine and tasty.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by squaloris on 05/14/2010 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Ruby Tuesday

The burgers are huge. Fortunately, for those of us who like our burgers barely done, all burgers can be cooked to order and the heart hospital is just across the street! Bison burgers are available. Has a full bar with a few TV's to watch your favorite sports programs. Wines can be ordered by the glass (6 oz. and 8 oz.) or by the bottle. The salad bar has quite a variety of items and can be a meal in itself.

Posted by squaloris on 03/23/2010 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Lovin' Spoonfuls Vegetarian Restaurant

Expensive, over-rated serve yourself restaurant.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Barbi520 on 03/18/2010 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Although I'm generally among the younger diners (at the ripe young age of 51), a variety of folks dine on the meat here. The lunch crowd is generally composed of groups of businesswomen and older shoppers. The best filet mignon is served at lunch. For whatever reason, the steaks seem to get lower in quality as the day wears on. Dinner has a more varied clientele and the scene is more active than at lunch. The wine list is serviceable and the "Firebirds Red" is a pretty good value.

Posted by squaloris on 03/16/2010 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Saffron Indian Bistro

This place is probably the best in Tucson but far below the standards of the proper indian you would get in England. As it is a bit of a jaunt, I urge EVERYONE to hop the pond and enjoy a bite! Warning...It will kind of ruin your future indian meals here. Sorry.

Posted by fleaston on 02/26/2010 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Hacienda del Sol

I was at HDS a month ago, and it was like losing an old friend. The Grill had always been one of my favorites, true unaffected Arizona style, comfortable setting, good food. A place to relax with family and friends. It has changed for the worse. Now there is an amuse bouche, how un-western can you get and little cups of chocolate. The service which used to be quiet and unassuming, now is trying to be like New York. Pretentious and overbearing. I will say the steak was perfection, so all is not lost. However, the other diners reported they were not so lucky and much of the dinner went uneaten.

Posted by Scarpia, B on 02/20/2010 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Tucson Women's Club

Lets Dance club events here are well attended with nicely dressed folks, a good instructor for the first hour and different musical groups providing live music. Light refreshments are included in the price of admission. dancers range from novice to compititions level skills. Large room with suitalbe floor, chairs and tables, and a stage. Entrance in back of building where there is plenty of Free parking.
Mike in Tucson

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mikeintus on 01/29/2010 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Frank's Restaurant

Food just so so but the wait staff is friendly and funny.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by sillychilies on 01/27/2010 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Bobo's Restaurant

Food is not as good since Denny the cook left.
But still a bargain.
Unfriendly staff.

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by sillychilies on 01/26/2010 at 6:51 PM

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