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Old 08-12-2017, 08:22 AM   #1
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Went there last evening for a change from our usual Mexican joint (Tequila's) and will never, ever return.

Unsanitary utensils had to be sent back TWICE as the ones provided in their little bags they use were filthy with easily visible food remaining on them....blech, yuk ! That immediately made us wonder about the other potential unsanitary problems existing there especially after the second return/rejection.

Margaritas were watered down and almost tasteless with little or no noticeable alcohol content and with the tiniest little mini-slices of Lime on them that must have been carved out by a skilled Surgeon with a very sharp scalpel.

Chips were so incredibly thin they were useless for my habit of scooping up small amounts of warm Frijoles on them as a dip.

When the food arrived it was only semi-warm and on the very low end of just OK but we quickly noticed before ordering hardly any of the items on the menu were served with the traditional Rice and Beans.

By the time we left the place was crowded ( I sure don't understand why) and extremely noisy...even worse than trying to eat peacefully at the very noisy Fillin' Station in Lampe, and you almost had to shout to carry on a conversation. That eating area is like an echo chamber.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:29 AM   #2
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Thanks for the review, and heads up.
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By the time we left the place was crowded ( I sure don't understand why)
Because people get stuck in a rut, and won't drive a few miles for something better.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:19 PM   #3
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I'm sorry your experience there was less than satisfying. I have eaten there several times and never had an issue.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:22 PM   #4
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By the time we left the place was crowded ( I sure don't understand why)
Because it has become a local favorite, especially Taco Tuesday.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:30 PM   #5
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It is one of our favorite places to eat. It can be loud at times but we have never had a problem with the food.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:44 AM   #6
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It is one of our favorite places to eat. It can be loud at times but we have never had a problem with the food.
Just a suggestion that you closely inspect your Utensils for cleanliness (or the lack thereof) before using them. Once can be just an unusual oversight but still shouldn't happen...twice....
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Just a suggestion that you closely inspect your Utensils for cleanliness (or the lack thereof) before using them. Once can be just an unusual oversight but still shouldn't happen...twice....
Twice is suspicious. Sounds like they may have had an issue with the dishwasher run.
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