4901 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
I consider Albuquerque, NM, my second home and so I?ve been to a number of restaurants serving New Mexican cuisine. Los Cuates is definitely one of the best and by far my favorite. Everything from the unique honey-touched salsa and savory tamales to the decadent carne adovada are amazing experiences for the taste buds. The service and staff are all very friendly and nice as well. Sometimes there can be a wait, but it?s well worth it (anyway, a packed restaurant is usually a good sign!). Considering the quality and quantity (ginormous portions!) of the plates, it?s also a bargain. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who?s a local or a visitor to Albuquerque.
100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
I was recently in Miami and decided to stay at the Mercury Hotel due to relatively nice reviews. While the hotel is nice and fairly clean, the aloof staff was very unhelpful and uninterested in making sure guests were taken care of. During check-in process it seemed like our arrival was a nuisance and we were not greeted warmly. Throughout our stay the staff wasn?t helpful with answering simple questions (good restaurants, bars, clubs) in the area?it seemed like they really didn?t care. There was also an incident where our housekeeping attendant (probably accidentally) damaged our laptop and the hotel management was very unresponsive; it took several weeks for any sort of response to try to resolve the issue ? it was unbelievable. I?d recommend any of the other comparable boutique hotels in South Beach such as Nassau Suite Hotel, Raleigh Hotel and The Palms Hotel ? just don?t stay at the Mercury.