Went out for dinner with family and friends here 09-25-2011. I'd never been here before, but a co-worker who also lives in New West had been many times and raved about the food. The room is nice and open, with a pleasant view of the river. The restaurant looked to be about 3/4 full.
We all opted for items from the Crab Fest menu-all of which were around $35 for a 3-course meal. You were given a choice of crab soup or salad for a starter, one of several crab main dishes, and then a glass of wine or dessert fruit bowl. We chose the wine, and were quite surprised the glasses were barely half-full. My crab soup was luke warm and literally gone in three spoonfuls (after I had to wait about 5 minutes to GET a spoon). Not a great start.
Our main dishes took almost an hour to arrive. I kid you not. Ridiculous. The server almost knocked over my wife's water and wine with her plate when setting it down on the table. The food itself was good-no real complaints there. The steak I got was cooked as requested and decent enough. The problem is the slow service; an hour wait is unacceptable and soured me on ever going back. Boathouse management needs to get its act together here.
How the heck do you eat these things? Came to this location a week ago and had one of their burritos.
Evidently the guy making the burrito left his personality at home that day. Not a smile nor a word with the exception of barking out things like "cheese?", "sour creme?". He was one big chatterbox.
I ordered my burrito loaded and was that a big mistake or what. Eating the thing was nearly impossible.
The burrito was wet and leaking all over the place. Juices dripping down my arm, needless to say it was one big mess. I must of used about fifteen napkins after eating this mass of beans, cheese, salsa, chicken and other assorted stuff squeezed into a tomato wrap.
Luckily not many people were in the shop at the time, good for you because I am sure your stomach would of turned if you caught me trying to eat this slop.
By the way, nice to see that the burrito maker was wearing gloves preparing the food however it sort of defeats the purpose when you handle money and other assorted non-food things with the same gloves.
Note to people who work with food. Paper money is one of the filthiest things around, loaded with bacteria and germs of all sorts. Do not go back to preparing food after handling money, either wash your hands or change your gloves. A big pet peeve of mine. I stop going to places where they don't adhere to food safe practices.
I'm in no hurry to rush back to Taco Del Mar anytime soon. If I do I'll make sure I bring a bib and towel to clean up after my burrito.
For a while, I thought this place was THE place to go in New Westminster, and I was a regular. I loved the food, delivery was prompt and friendly, and the value was excellent. That all changed with my last experience of this restaurant.
Called to put in an order for delivery. The person on the phone couldn't understand english well enough to take the order, so I asked her to put someone on the phone who could speak english. Put in the order, and had to repeat my address several times. Finally got it right... or so I thought, so waited for the delivery.
40 minutes later, I get a phone call saying the driver can't find my address. I repeat the address and also provide landmarks so that the driver knows where to go. Waited another 20 minutes... another phone call. Person says that the driver is on 12th street and can't find my home... btw, my place is no where near 12th street, and no where near the landmarks I gave. I repeat the address yet again, and give more landmarks. She then passes the phone over to a guy, who then asks me where do I want to go. Where do I want to go???? Hello... I put in a food order and waiting for it to show up. Unbelievable!!! Clueless or what!
About 1 hour and 20 minutes later, my food finally shows up. The delivery guy is flustered and appologetic, and says that there has recently been a large turn-over in staff. I didn't think of examining the bill before the delivery guy left, but I should have. Orders over $25 offer a free soup. Turned out that they included the soup, but they charged me for that ontop of my regular order. Food was cold, and the quality was sub-par compared to my previous experiences. Man, was I upset. I didn't have the patients to deal with them further on this, so most of the food went in the garbage. I will not order from this restaurant again.
These people are wonderful. They were incredibly busy but still treated me very special. The waitresses were kind and efficient. My server found time to attend my table three times to check on me and they wee full with patrons waiting to get in. The food was fantastic and was very fast. Treat yourself and go here for some fish and chips. I recommend the halibut.
This burger lived up to its reputation. It was good. Potatoe wedges were good too. But the service didn't happen. The girls were polite and friendly, but I was unable to attact the server's attention. Worth trying this place it is older and run down. The food is good. It was busy and crowded. Don't expect a refill of your drink or the staff to help once you have placed your order.
This place is in no means a "dine in" spot. with maybe 6 small sized tables and few chairs.
burgers are alright, chicken burger is really very bad. Otherwise tasty grub!
Woman behind the counter, wife of the owner I am told, is cute as a button. Accommodating and polite.
If you do decide to dine in, tons of mags and newspapers.
The food is alright. Nothing to write home about but at a very decent cost. && I must say their Bánh mì or Vietnamese sub is outrages, && affordable! Especially tastey is their lemon grass chicken.
Ambience, well it's there.Bland but atleast clean.
Service is funny, sometimes it's superb and other times it's d.o.a.
would maybe recommend to fam and friends.
oh, && they almost never have all the bubble tea flavours listed in their menu.
We went to the Paddlewheeler Pub for a cool beverage and a bite during the weekend. It was fabulous...we enjoyed the torpedo prawns and chicken souvlaki, which was enough for both of us!! It was excellent...the service was friendly and fast. The Bellinis were top notch!!! Definitely a great way to end off the summer. Definitely be back!
We order take out from here quite a bit. They are great on the phone and always have our order ready in about 10-15 minutes. If I order take out while I am in the restaurant the server always offers me free tea.
They tend to not put chopsticks in with the take out, so if that's imporant to you remeber to ask.
We always get the Vermicelli noodles, and we haven't had a bad meal yet.
A great cheap find for good Vermicelli in New West. I can't comment on dining in, but the ambience is a bit lacking, so we just get take-out.
It was lunchtime, and I was quickly invited into a half-empty dining area. I was given water, a menu, and then ignored. I tried to catch the eyes of staff who were milling about and even called out to one walking by. It seemed there was bad communication between staff.
Finally, after quite a while, one went to clean the table next to mine and suddenly realized I was there with a closed menu before me. I had already seen one table, that came after me, have their order taken a few minutes earlier.
The Beef noodle soup was bland but you get lots of sauces to throw in. The sprouts etc. that come with the soup were less ample that I've seen in other Pho restaurants, but fresh. I liked the fried roll but the sauce was boring.
I'd never go out of my way to come here but might try it again someday.
I had the 2 piece Halibut and my wife had the 2 piece Salmon (Wild) and well as the Calamari to share. We were totally amazed as we broke of a piece of the fish to eat and actually watched the oil gush out as we pressed the batter. Both fish samples were the same. The Calamari had a different oil base not easily gotten rid of as it managed to coat the roof of our mouths much like a paraffin wax would.
We tried to save the $42. dollar dinner by removing all the batter and just eating the fish sans batter.
Oh the only lemon I saw in this dining experience was 1 slice which accompanied the Calamari which I can only assume was to cut the wax it left.
A total waste of money the experience was and left us both vowing that if we ever felt like a fish dinner we buy fresh and cook at home as the above experience made us feel cheated and basically unwell with the oil content clearly visible.
Came here the other night after a quick browse through the Royal City Centre. The restaurant is right across the street and at first glance looked interesting. They close at 9pm, my dining partner and I arrived around 8:40pm. At some places staff watch the clock on the wall and if you arrive twenty minutes before official closing time they generally aren't thrilled. No strange looks or attitude here just a warm welcome and menu's immediately.
First thing I noticed, the prices. If you are dining on a budget you can't go wrong here. Full meals for 6.95,
7.25, etc. Actually not sure how they can sell their meals at such prices but I am not going to complain.
I ordered the wonton soup and Vietnamese sub for 6.95. My dining partner had the House Special that consisted of Vermicelli with two spring rolls, two grilled skewers of beef, one grilled minced pork chop and one shrimp salad roll. All of that for a mere 10.50, unbelievable.
The food was outstanding. Fresh tasting, hot and deeelish. My wonton soup was excellent, a nice big bowl with at least six or seven great tasting wontons. I sampled a little of my dining partners platter and it was equally as good, I could eat a plate of those grilled minced pork chops. Our meals came with a very nice jasmine tea at no extra charge.
The restaurant is very clean and tidy looking.
I have no complaints about this place and will be back as soon as possible.
Arrived Wednesday with my dining partner at 5pm. We had never been here before and to our delight it was all you can eat fish and chips for ten bucks night, bonus. AYCEFAC goes Monday thru Wednesday, fyi.
We were quickly seated by a very friendly waitress who took our order of pop and the all you can eat fish and chips. Take note, the all you can eat fish and chips deal features only Tilapia so don't expect all you can eat Cod or Halibut.
Before we knew it our drinks and then dinners arrived in record time. The fish was delicious, perfectly battered, not greasy , pipping hot , nice moist fish. We both were very impressed.
Not sure what people are talking about service. We received some of the best service ever experienced.
Our re-fill drinks came immediately, we were asked if we wanted more fish a couple of times and overall the servers were absolutely outstanding.
Can't wait to head back for more AYCEFAC, may even try some of their other items all very reasonably priced.
I went for lunch with a medium sized group of people and received the worst service that I’ve ever had at a restaurant. We watched people who came in after us receive their meals, while ours took a full hour to get to the table. When they finally came half of them arrived cold. We received the wrong dishes multiple times, and never received others. We had to ask for water six times before it came to the table, and never received the pop that was ordered. The rolls were hastily made and falling apart.
All of the missing dishes and drinks were still on the bill and we had to pay tax on them because the server couldn’t figure out how to deduct it.
Long wait, wrong meals, cold meals, and missing meals. We didn't even receive an apology for the poor service.
Needless to say, nobody from our office will be eating there again. I recommend that you avoid it as well.
take out from here was terrible.Expensive and not good! The chicken curry had 2 small pieces of chicken. I did not enjoy this food at all.When I phoned to complain the woman was rude and not at all sorry.
atmoshpere is not very good and they need to turn on the heat in the winter time.
honestly its a catering joint with some tables .
the server does not listen sometimes.
she will bring the food spicy after you have asked for medium.
This is one of my favourite Thai restaurants in the area, and yet it is relatively unknown! I've been there many times. The food is inexpensive but very tasty. The atmosphere is not special but whatever. It's also usually not very busy, so getting a table is not a problem and staying private is not a problem either. I meet a girlfriend there sometimes before our date and like how they get us out fast. They do take out as well and I've picked up takeout from there many a time. The pad thai is their signature dish but they have a lot of other dishes as well.
This place definately stands out amongst the other burger joints around. Burgers are generous, the sweet potato fries are addictive and sides and soups are very tasty as well.
I really liked the server for her knowing when to serve us and when to not. She was great and extremely friendly.....
value makes sense. seems like it's all a bit expensive but when you see the food you know why. No regret whatsoever about our food.
we had kangaroo burger and the buffalo. YUMMY.
My family wanted a weekend breakfast a neighbor had mentioned "coming home" we did not feel like ihop or the waffle house since ownership change...(yuk)
did we ever luck out at the "coming home"
we have a 20 month old and a four year old.
we ordered 2 poached eggs pancakes sausage bacon the kick ass coffee toast x 2
and also scrambled eggs and toast for the kids
when the order came which did not take long we were over the moon
besides no booster or high chairs for the kids (which they are working on so no worries)
it was a great time had by all at a reasonable price.
after we paid the tab the server gave my 2 kids kids freezies and they were huge!!
next weekend we are going for the eggs benny!!
this restaurant has a great atmosphere and is a welcome addition to new westminster
the competition is heating up and for new westminster thats a good thing!!
WARNING! this is not your average breakfast place it has mojo!!
I've been to Dublin Castle a couple of times. It's pretty good generally. Great atmosphere with friendly service. The meals look good, well plated. I found the fish and chips to be too greasy, but still good. The Steak & Guinness pie left more to be desired. It was below par, the seasoning was way off, totally bland. I've never had it before so i don't know what it should taste like. But i know i won't order it again. I think some seasoning would have made the difference. The wings were 39 cents each, and they were pretty good, but they were really tiny. They looked more like pidgeon wings. The waitress didn't come around to ask us how the meal was. The burgers are awesome. They actually encourage you to make comments on this site, so i hope they improve themselves after reading this. I kinda like the place, i'd like to see it stick around. I would probably go more often if the prices were a little more friendly. Cheers :)
Nice tasting pizza. Haven't tried anything else, just pizza. Won't say it's some gourmet or out of this world pizza, but good. Better than most delivery pizzerias.
I've never seen the inside so the Ambiance is n/a.
Delivery guys are friendly and polite. Have always delivered my food on time.
Affordable and best of all lenient.
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