So this business just opened up here a few weeks ago, and at the time it was good to have another mexican restaurant available close to my office, but now it is just ridiculous. The food is pretty good, and the portions were adequate, but since their initial open date, their portions are incredibly small. I just ordered the carne asada burrito, and paid almost $8.00. The one good thing about his place is that you get to see the cook make the burrito right in front of you but that also lets you know exactly how much is put into this burrito. He splashes what doesn't event amount to a small cup of rice and beans on the tortilla, and then puts in the beef. I added cheese, shredded cabbage, and sliced jalapenos. This small burrito is just not worth the amount of money I dished out. You get no chips, no sour cream or anything other than what was put into the burrito, and you get to pay a small fortune for it. My advice is, put just a little bit more of the rice and beans and maybe a bit more of the meat ingredients and make the burrito stand out. Maybe add a small handfull of chips too. Offer a combo meal.
We went to Top Shelf because we had a coupon from our Entertainment book for a buy one, get one free entree. When we got to the restaurant, we hung out in the waiting area for a few minutes before the hostess came to seat us, but we enjoyed looking at the fish tank while we waited. Our waitress was nice and kept our drinks filled and the food was pretty good, but maybe a little pricey for the portions. When the bill came, we gave the waitress our coupon. She brought back the bill and our kid's meal was the one given to us free. When we asked, she said she tried to give us the second adult entree as the free meal, but the manager wouldn't let her. She then had the manager come talk to us, but he wouldn't budge on the matter. I have never been to a restaurant that considers a kid's meal to be an entree. It seems this company is more concerned with making a couple bucks than good service that brings back return customers.
My experience at the Barrio Cafe was very very dissapointing. I brought my family to the restaurant knowing that it was suppose to be gourmet Mexican style food. The atmosphere was WAY too loud to even hold a conversation without practically screaming. My boys wanted to make some minor changes to their entree and the waiter (kyle) was ridiculously smug about not being able to make any changes! He made comments that "we don't have rice or beans anywhere in the restaurant" implying that we didn't know anything about the restaurant. I guess I didn't know he was a partner in the business. I had pollo poblando. The minature chicken breasts were tough and didn't have hardly any poblano taste at all. The tequila shrimp tacos were good... On the whole there are many other "fancy" Mexican restaurants in Phoenix that cater to the patron and have full bodied flavorful food.
After ready many reviews about this place I want to set the record straight. The food tasted good but over priced for Mexican food. I am always behind owners of resturaunts as it is always courageous to go out on your own. The portion sizes were small and I liked this owners concept. To spend 30 dollars or more per person for food that is not much better in flavour or quanitity than alot of mom and pops resturaunts is not prudent. This is not the value that we find at let's say Baby Kays cajun. If I want gourmet food I want gourmet food. There seems to be some type of gourmet snobbery which tends to over exaggerate based on concept. I want tortillas and salt and not bruscheda and a small piece of bread and two small pieces of zuchinni as sides.
I was a student at Phoenix College, located really close to the restaurant and tried it once with a friend of mine and has been taking friends and family there ever since! The chips and salsa are amazing! I always get the shredded beef combo, you can get it at a great price and you always take a to go plate, the serving size is ridiculous!! The staff is awesome, and the owners are wonderful. If a mistake is made, they correct it to your satisfaction. Very homey environment. There will be downsides to every restaurant I'm sure, but until I see it for myself, Mi Patio is the place to go! P.S. to go combo plates wt two tacos, rice and beans are only $5.25!!! Who does that? It's the bomb!!!
After being to this restaurant for the first time in my life, I tought, Wow! I need to come back. I mean it, the food was excellent (My favorite one was the albondigas). The service was great, They were very attentive and friendly. The price was great, I had a good dinner and paid a modest price. Oh man, let's not talk about the ambiance. There was music, people dancing, laughing, and having fun. As I said before, my experience was great, I would not think twice before coming back to this place. I would really recommend this place to anybody that likes to enjoy good Mexican food, great music and wants to have a lot of fun with out having to spend that much money.
I live a block away, and we've been eating at Los Taquitos since they first opened. They have consistently improved over the years. For the last couple years they have been serving excellent food with very nice service and good prices. A family run restaurant the way restaurants used to be with plenty of pride in their quality and friendliness. Yes it is small and crowded. Crowded because everyone around here knows how good it is. You can get take-out (food is just as good) if you don't like the interior decor. We actually like it because we know small businesses usually decline when they expand. Los Taquitos is doing everything just right!
We discovered this restaurant through advertising at our hotel while spending the weekend in Glendale. It was easy to find because the parking lot was full of cars. Friday night and no waiting, and we were seated in the "red room" which was a favorite of local patrons. Service was quick, presentation was unique, and food was spicy and delicious. Prices very reasonable. Divided bar area with additional outdoor seatiing. I would highly recommend this restaurant... Tourists from southern Oregon
Its right off the street, small driveway to get to the back for parking. No one was at the counter to greet, stood there waiting for someone to seat us. Were given our menus by the hostess, but still waited a while for waitress to get drinks or even to bring chips ( thought they forgot about us) which they charge for chips. Food was really good, good size drinks. Went to pay and girl at counter was talking on a non business call, I had to ask for my credit card receipt and she gave me somebody's else's.
When I patrol I always drive by Fajitas and the smell hits my nostrils like a hyper Chihuahua in a cornfield. I order their nachos with come drenched with mouth watering cheese and a side of bean dip. The bean dip is pure fullfillment, I could eat their beans all day long, my partner is not so forunate. The best part is when you leave the restaurant the sweet aroma of jalapeno, nachos, beef, and corn linger on your clothing so you can futher enjoy the experience for hours and days to come.