460 W State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
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The owner clearly preys on tourists. He was fidgety just like someone on something and just didn't seem right to us. The menu items are excessive and not accurate at all. He sat there and proclaimed how great and fresh everything was but when our food came out it looked like it had been a display item for the last several years... it tasted that way too. The portions were extremely small and so overly priced that I feel ashamed of myself for even spending that amount of money on something I would compare to larva laced fecal matter... My children probably won't be able to go to college now because of how much our bill was. Anytime we mentioned anything he did not want to hear he became very combative and disrespectful. I kept thinking I was going to wake up from this nightmare but unfortunately never did... My life will probably never be the same :(
I really don't know how this guy has stayed in business at all because I don't see how there is any way he has repeat customers... he's clearly a vulture who preys on tourists that come through Hurricane looking for something to eat. My recommendation is that everyone who has had a bad experience with this restaurant needs to contact the City of Hurricane to make a formal complaint against this guy to get him and his business removed so it doesn't continue to do damage to the city. I wouldn't even say this but I have read negative review after negative review and see this is clearly a problem.
Just to set some context to this review, I have never posted an online review on any company before. This experience was so disturbing that I really feel a civil duty to make sure anyone who is looking into finding a place to eat while visiting Hurricane does not go here. Don't put you or your family through what we went through... I really feel like I wasted a part of my life away as well as my life savings.
Gotta run... I feel the horrible aftertaste coming back up.
She said everything so well there's nothing that I can add to her review other then there are no prices on the menu, fool me once . shame on You...fool me twice.. shame on me....the owner is a former construction person who Purchased the restaurant from a young couple who didn't have any business starting a business ,because they had no business sense and lost it. Most of the equipment in that so-called restaurant didn't come from him ,,,He has no background in restaurants and all the only really phony reviews are the ones Glorifying a high rent district restaurant in the middle of Hurricane Utah. Good ol boys at work again to protect him ,shame on u.
I live in town, I drive down past that place Often. It's never packed ,usually
there is one vehicle parked in front. I will just say Go at your own risk $$$$$$. Let's get real folks people in this town mostly earn minimum wage which is like $10 an hour and they can afford $75 a week to go to lunch there three or four times who are you you kidding? I am angry because tourists are being taken advantage of that's the only reason I'm writing anything it really upsets me that Hurricane will get a bad reputation because of one greedy person.
06/24/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I'm not sure how the owner has created so many false citysearch accounts to write deceitful positive reviews about his terrible restaurant, but it should give you a sense of how much overcompensation he feels a need to provide. If you have any doubt, look at reviews at tripadvisor, urbanspoon, yelp, or google-- all paint a grimmer, more accurate picture (though each of these is also plagued with false positive reviews).
Other reviews have said it all, but the bottom line is that the prices are astronomical, and the food is hardly above average. If you were to, say, order nothing but a cheeseburger (no fries, which are $6+, and no water, for which you will be charged by the glass), you might get away for $10. If you were to pick a random item from the menu, you would more likely pay a premium similar to what you might find in, say, Le Cirque, or another of New York's finest restaurants.
What a disgusting way to make a living-- the owner clearly has no shame whatsoever, and no marketable skills beyond false advertising.
Addendum: I actually do know how he does it! Check out the other people who have reviewed the place-- all have either basically no reviews or all positive reviews of an absurd variety of places (Nissan, Honda, Ford, Chevy, and Dodge dealers, for example). Clearly these are solicited for payment on craigslist or another similar site.
12/03/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This self admitted local hatter says Baristas is a stain on the community that is ridiculous Baristas is the first restaurant to bring high quality food to southern Utah. and the restaurants in spring dale including the one she works at are so afraid of there high quality, so all they can do is right fake reviews to try and hurt there business. why would anyone complain about the owner showing off his prime steak. i guess Le Cordon Bleu better up there classes on quality cause this self proclaimed chef doesn't know sushi grade ahi tuna cause that's all they sell. The true stain on the community would have to be all these local hatters that are so jealous they right these fake reviews to hurt the most beautiful thing to ever land in this town. I have eaten here a dozen times from certified prime steak to hand made pizzas, gourmet burgers, etc. every time its a home run and its packed every night so disregard this persons phony review cause that's all it appears to be.
11/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This place is a stain on the community of Hurricane, I work in Springdale (about thrity minutes up the road) and we hear horror stories from tourists all the time.
So then I decided to try it...
And I have to tell you that I have an extreme love/hate relationship with the place. First of all the prices are ridiculous and the menu appears to be scrawled in heiroglyphs by an arthritic geriatric. The owner sits in the middle of the restaurant watching television and harassing customers.
He carries around meat and proudly pronounces his success as a restaurant owner. His staff of rag-tag teenagers in scantily or casually dress (respectively) have been pulled into his whacky view and make sure to tell you when you go in that you will be paying a premium, but only or the finest food and service. In other words this guy is totally nuts. Completely off his rocker.
So we sit down and I order the fish tacos, my friend only wants dessert. The owner was not extremely happy about that but since I had ordered the fish tacos he obliged. We waited for a while and the food came out.
And this is where the spectacle began, but first let me explain myself. I am a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and an executive chef. I do know good food, I carry around my food lover's bible chock full of tast and flavor combinations. I know what it means to sear, I know how tuna should be seared.
This tuna was awful. And in an oily tortilla. It was barely browned on the outside (if you're goin to sear you should have very, very high heat) and mushy and luke warm on the inside. There were pecans, yes, you read right, pecans, and some awful concoction of sauces. I see that the owner was trying to go for unique and up scale but you absolutely cannot just throw together random crap (Sushi Grade my foot) and call it gourmet and then charge insane prices for it.
I went to the counter and informed the young inappropriately dressed girl that I didn't like my tacos and she went and got the owner. He proceeded to yekk about me not knowing what good food was and that he'd rather I hadn't come in anyways.
At that point I turned around and left, I had enough. But I will go back actually. Because there is something so tragically beautiful and hilarious about watching someone who is so out of their mind. I'll keep going back as long as the freak show lasts.
07/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Great tasting food. I live here locally and go in all the time. It is pricey thats a definite downfall. But i realize that before i go in. But by far has the best food around. The only thing i would say is lower your prices so the locals have a place to hang out and enjoy. Cause it adds up to spend $75 for lunch 2-3 times a week. I highly recommend you check it out though...
06/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I'm very surprised of the bad reviews, all the workers were extremely nice! The food is well worth the price, every time I'm hungry I dream about the prime rib it was amazing the best I have ever tried. The burgers were amazing! I absolutely love this place and can not wait till my next visit to hurricane.
06/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Thank you so much for making the ABSOLUTE BEST time spent on my vacation!! Thanks for your compassion, understanding, counseling AND comic relief (Steve). Oh yeah, and the absolutely wonderful beautiful delicious food. Barista's had taken food to a new level and is worth every penny. But you guys take the PRIZE! Service as it should be is an understatement!! Service that is awe inspiring!
06/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I went to high school in Hurricane and was back in town for a family reunion. The sign and setting for Barista’s caught my attention and I pulled over immediately and went inside. The owner personally brought me to a great table and discussed menu options with me (after we spoke for a bit). He warned me that the prices were high, but he assured me the food was the best. I ordered the Ahi Tuna platter which came with a mango-papaya salad that was out of this world. I finished it off with one of the best espressos I have every had the pleasure of drinking. This place was awesome–the best food I have had in the area, and possibly the state. It was expensive, but the personal service, atmosphere and absolutely top-quality food was well worth it. Wish this place had been around when I lived here!
06/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
wow this is the best food and service the bread is made from scratch the steaks are usda prime, fresh halibut ,swordfish ,sushi grade salmon,yellowfin suswhi grade ahituna handmade newyork style thincrust pizza, also handpressed gourmet burgers,real salads,handmade chili and handmade 14% icecream made on location,and they take all credit cards,its clear that all of the local haters have spent a lot of time begging people not to go in and find out the truth at baristas. they allways complain about the price price price price price price i mean one lady says she never even went past the door but goes on and on on on on on on about nothing,now why would she spend her time,i recomend she reads up on her bible.then you have little kids etc comparing fine food to fast food, i mean what a joke, they must think everybody only cares about how much cheap food and free drinks and service they can steal, they must not even realize that there are millions of people like me that want high quality and service and know that you only get what you pay for, i hope some day they have that in there lives. keep teaching and changing the world baristas