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lena_dahlingVancouverSince April 6, 20092 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

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Don Guacamoles1333 Robson Street, Vancouver
Really great!
Submitted Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch here with a large group cause our Chilean friend wanted to show us some real Mexican, and it didn't disappoint! The chips & guacamole they bring out for appies are yummy and fresh. I had the horchata which was ginormous and amazing, and the beef tortilla, which was also amazing - filling, fresh, meaty soft & tasty, with lots of cilantro, I even had to take some home. One of the girls ordered a burrito and it was the size of her arm! I thought the prices were kind of expensive for Mexican, but not much for the amount of food you get, it's good value. Our waitress was nice & spoke Spanish, though she did mess up my order (4 of us ordered the same thing but with pork, and I ordered the beef but she brought me pork too) but it's an easy mistake and no big deal, it didn't take that long to correct it. All in all, a bare but cool place to eat, on Robson, with TVs, kind of a modern pub like atmosphere, and the food can't be beat. Definitely better than the Mexican I had yesterday, which was cheaper but basically finger food, so you spend more and still leave hungry. Go here!

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Zocalo2515 Main Street, Vancouver
Nice place to visit, not to eat
Submitted Monday, April 6, 2009 - 3:56pm [Dine in]

So... a group of us friends went for a casual night out to catch up and celebrate a birthday, I'd heard this was a funky little place so I wanted to check it out. From the website it looked hip and popping, and different from the usual laid-back Vancouver fare so I was excited to experience it. Well... though the ambiance is very cool with the blue walls and funky lighting & decor... there was no live music our night and the restaurant was basically empty, with only a few other tables gathered, and coming in and out for salads, drinks, or dessert. Our waitress seemed confused, and at first I thought it was because we were taking too long to decide and I felt bad for her, but then when we finally started making our orders, she would make strange faces and seemed pretty flakey. I'm sure she's nice enough, it was just weird. I actually asked her if what I'd ordered was okay, as from her expression you would have thought there was something wrong with it. We ordered 4 plates to share between the 4 of us, and asked her how big the portions were to see if we needed a 5th - I didn't even think it would be an issue - but she made it sound alright and told us to wait and see, so we did. Well the food came, and everything was TINY! 5 Prawns for $10? A palmful of ceviche for $9, two half skewers of sirloin for $10, and maybe 10-15 mussels for $9 - for 4 girls, that's not dinner. Everything tasted good enough, it's just that's about all each of us had - a taste. So when she came back, we asked her what the biggest most filling plate was on the menu, and we got that. 30 minutes later, she came out with a little bowl of what looked like chili, with 3 tiny tortillas on the side, and then brought in an extra separately, to round it out. I was really annoyed. I don't know if she was trying to give us one of the most expensive things on the menu, or if that's honestly the largest plate, but if it were me and I knew my customers were looking for something more substantial, I'd warn them it's still not what they're looking for, to avoid disappointment. All in all, not bad food, and we really didn't spend all that much, but I've never eaten someplace with portions so tiny, and left hungry. I hope at least it's a good night out when there's live music. And I know we're not supposed to compare, but there's a mexican place on Robson who's burritos are the size of my arm, for the price we paid for 5 shrimp. This is more of an appetizer/tapas place, don't go for a filling meal.

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