Place was excellent. The food was very good. The cook did a great job preparing the meal. The food was delivered in a professional way. The server was knowledgeable, and curtious. We were never without drinks, and did not have to ask for refills, they just showed up when needed. The price was in par with other places of business. They have a smoking section, but even the people in that area were not smoking, which we thought was nice. I do not like smoke in my eating areas. The restrooms were clean. I am really surprised that this place was nice as it was. In this day and age, it seems like the customer is there to please the business, not the business is there to please the customer.
There is no greater saint in the wedding dress world than Gabrielle. I bought my dress at T and it came out all wrong (sniff, sniff) and now I'm a stress case with few options left. I didn't want to go dress shopping again. When I arrived it probably was evident that I hated the whole dress shopping humiliation and frustration. Then Gabrielle appeared and tenderly worked with me in an effort to solve the problem. Gabrielle presented many options considering my time and budget and had me laughing and smiling before I left. I wish I had gone to Gabrielle's first. She is an angel and her staff appears loyal and well looked after.
Curveball is how I describe Maria's, and I don't mean that in a negative way. We had heard their radio advertisements forever before going to Maria's. It's not a shady area by any means. The exterior of Maria's has a very large and inviting patio area that undoubtedly serves well during warmer months. The inside is what threw us off. It's very spacious, almost too spacious. The sports bar theme also came as a surprise. We figured uh oh, some sort of pub food/mexican fusion going on here. The attentive servers came with menus that impressed us right off the bat. Everyone made excellent choices and out came the food.
My mother and I have been to many bridal boutique on the west coast and east coast. We spent a week long trip in New York looking at different designer and found many nice gown but none of them were the "ONE". We were recommended to go to Gabrielle's Bridal from our friend that has heard great things about this boutique and she was right. I found the "ONE" at Gabrielle's Bridal. The select is current and very nice. The Boutique is nice and working with Gabrielle herself is wonderful. The pricing is moderate, but the quality is great.
I've been for lunch only and I must say that Maria's has been great every time. I never would have picked a place like this for a burger, but if you miss out on these burgers, you will have missed out on one of the best burgers in the mid south! Maria's gets all the details right in the burgers, so much so that you might not ever want to order any of the other delicious southwest themed items on the menu. If it was closer to my home I'd eat there every week. :)
Not only was the food fabulous, but the staff were excellent. Our server provided excellent advice and personable service. And all the wait staff took a few minutes to talk with us about our food. The atmosphere was also excellent, with the beachy feel of a Rosarita Beach bar, without anything "sterotypical" about it. The whole restaurant was clean, from the dining rooms to the bathrooms. No clutter or junky knick-knacks to mess up the experience.
All I could imagine was "wow" from the first to last bite. The presentation was good and everything right down to the plain ol' chips and cheese dip had touches that said, "Hey! I'm way better than average!" I don't review on a first visit unless a place is either morbidly nasty or pure excellence grilled on a plate topped with pure awesome. Maria's is clearly the latter. Kudos!
The service is always great and food is delicious. I can't go often as the calorie count is very high in this food. Bar is very friendly and lively. Sitting out on the patio during warm days is the best. Chips and salsa here are my favorite! Prices are mid-range but they don't skimp on anything. The wait is sometimes long on the weekend, but worth it if your in the mood for some good food.
I've been here once before for a private party, which wasn't a really fair gauge of the place. Now that the weather has turned nice, I've been three times to enjoy the patio...and I LOVE THIS PLACE. Really enjoy sitting on the patio end of the bar, the patio is great at night. Service is great, food is good. Quickly becoming my "good weather" fav place.
I guess I'm use to more Authentic Mexican style places. Everything I ever order here is so different then I wanted it to be. But its still good and fresh, just made with different ingredients. The servers and friendly and accomadating if you have a large group or are in a hurry. Great family place and prices are on par with most mexican places in town.