Roberto's twofers on again
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:25 PM
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The flyer says for May and June, but maybe he'll keep it going if it works for him.
It certainly worked well for Roberto - AND us - throughout most of last summer. We ate there an average of 3/month happily enjoying the discount, the reasonable wine list, adequate service, lovey atmosphere, and often really good food.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:32 PM
It certainly worked well for him - AND US - last summer. We ate there an average of 3/month happily enjoying the discount, along with the good service rvice, good reliable cuisine, terrific atmosphere
Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:15 AM
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:51 PM
For instance......the steaks they serve are okay......but not outstanding, so I wouldn't call this a top steak house. However, my husband had a good vacio last week. Large and tender.
We tend to order the fish dishes, which are always well prepared and very good. Not big on sandwiches, but he has good quality burgers.
Sunday brunch is a treat, with big fruit plates, many choices of main dishes and even a small dessert.
Prices are, IMO, very reasonable. The menu price includes soup, salad, spreads, bread basket, carrot croquettes as well as the main entree at dinner. We most often eat lunch there, and those prices include soup or salad along with the croquettes, bread basket and the main dish....nearly all under 75 pesos. Monday lunches at 55 pesos. Hard to beat for what is served.
As those who have been there already know, the setting is very attractive, and he NEVER plays techno rock at lunch. lol.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:20 PM
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But......everybody has a different perception of how much is "enough". Just as everyone is a food critic since everybody eats.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:23 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:48 AM
Can anyone tell me why restaurants never put butter on the vegetables? This drives me nuts since I always put butter on them unless I'm having Asian. Unbuttered and unseasoned vegetables are slightly more appealing than Klein Max's dry food!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:35 PM
We both had fish dishes. Both were delicious and there was NO WAY we could have eaten double portions of what we were served, tonight. First, Caesar salads. We passed on indulging in the croquettes and the bread basket. We felt very well fed.
The place was mobbed......most had made reservations, as we will the next Friday around.
IMO a very good deal for a good meal.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:07 AM
We arrived at 6:30 and were seated immediately since we'd made reservations. We sat for 55 minutes without service. The place was mobbed, of course: to be expected at the first night of the twofer offer. There were two waiters for the entire restaurant plus the bartender. Finally we talked to the bartender who came to our table and took the order. We had a tough time getting refills of wine and never got the second basket of bread we requested. People who had come after us were served and leaving when we were getting our soup/salads. Strangely enough when dishes started coming out there would be enough for 3 or 4 tables all at once and then a long wait ensued for other tables. The poor people at one table who had been seated not too long after we arrived were still waiting for food when we left at 9 or so. In sum, the restaurant was in total chaos.
When the bills came, one couple was overcharged by $100 pesos which fortunately was caught by the couple and corrected. When my husband asked the waiter for change for $100 peso bill so we could leave a tip, he came back with two $50s which didn't give us the bills we needed to give a proper tip. He did apologize for the bad service, saying he was assigned tables inside and out and that he couldn't keep up and that the service was uneven because the two waiters had different tables and sometimes orders from one table got in before the other. Sigh...
I don't know if the price of beer which was $40/bottle is normal or not. But two beers for $80 seemed excessive. Maybe I just never noticed before because the overall experience was so much better.
The food was okay, served at the appropriate temperature, but portions were indeed tiny. For example, instead of two crabcakes only one was served. The veggies amounted to a condiment. There were about 10 pieces of carrots and a tiny broccoli floret. The arrachera and salmon were both way overcooked and my request to hold the mustard sauce was ignored.
Thankfully we really enjoyed the people we were with and Bobby's rottie, Sheba, visited our table which pleased me. (But wouldn't please everybody, I know). Go back? Probably not til we hear things have improved.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:45 PM
We arrived without reservations and had to sit inside. The bad news is that it was hotter there. The good....that we were very visible and closer to the kitchen. Probably also depended on what was ordered. We didn't have a bar order, so no mistakes there, and our bill was accurate.
One thing that definitely could stand improvement: By now the restaurant knows that those Friday twofers are going to bring a lot of customers and there should have been extra waitstaff. Many had already made reservations. The waitstaff was spread way too thin.
Even so, we were in and out of there in less than an hour and a half....since it was still light when we left. We arrived around 6:30.
We'll go back, but with reservations made.
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