Poor food and the owner's bad manners made for an awful dining experience
Submitted Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 8:20am [Dine in]
"It's perfect" said the manager when I mentioned that the food "needed a bit of spicing up." The meal was bland. Tortilla soup was watery with only a touch of sour cream and a few bits of avocado. The strawberry Marguerita ordered by my partner was made of nothing but syrup and tequila. Too,too sweet. The mole poblano was advertised in the menu as being "a rich mixture of spices etc. covering a breast of chicken" and was in fact a few slices of chicken covered by some melted chocolate and a bland mixture of spices. My wife's enchiladas, ordered as one chicken and one beef were in fact two chicken enchiladas. My friend who had ordered the same mix got the two beef and they were both so bland that they could barely tell the difference. In short, the meal was a mess. I like to shop and eat locally and was pleased to see that a Mexican restaurant had opened up at five corners. I might have even chalked all of the above up to a bad night and returned to try one or two other dishes had not the manager been so rude and defensive when I mildly criticized the food. The waiter seemed embarrassed after the tirade and my dinner companions who were former restauranteurs were appalled. I have to agree with the Dec. reviewer's comments about the owner/manager. There were also some inappropriate charges. It costa dollar extra for tortillas for the mole. That's like serving a burger and charging extra for the bun. The waiter's service was fine but because of the mix up and the manager I could only give it a two star rating. The ambience was okay but somewhat spoiled by the hockey game playing on the wide screen TV. Somehow that didn't transport me to Mexico.
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Submitted Friday, September 14, 2007 - 10:28am [Dine in]
My wife and I and two guests went to Dadeo's for lunch this past Sunday. We all enjoyed both the experience and the food. The owner was friendly and helpful. The waiter, who gave us the "full Julio experience." was skilled and quick to respond to our every need and the food was plentiful and delicious. I had the catfish po boy and my wife, the cafish salad. I've been to New Orleans and to the Edmonton Dadeo's and this meal was every bit as good. The fish was succulent and spiced perfectly. My friends had, respectively, the YaYa mixed plate and the Philly Cheese steak po boy and they both pronounced the food excellent. We all had the sweet potato fries. They were fabulous. Perhaps some of the earlier reviewers experienced the growing pains that any restaurant must go through but I would have to say that none of those difficulties occurred when I was there and I will definitely be back.
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