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1.La Bamba Spanish Restaurant
4815 W Laurel St
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1921 W Bay Dr
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The 4 Amigo Enchiladas was good! There is a good mix of spicy meats and less spicy meats as well as spinach cheese and patatoes in the 4 different enchiladas. The sauce was a normal cheese sauce, not a sour cream sauce. It was quite good. I will have this dish again. The Verde Soup, on the other hand, was a bit too spicy for me. Now, I habitually take about half of the jalapeño out of my food, so ymmv. The true problem with the soup was I ordered a cup and was brought a bowl. When I pointed this out to my server she was apologetic but did not replace the bowl with a cup and I was changed a bowl. This, I think, is a first day shake out problem. The decor is normal Americanized Spanish, scenes painted on the walls. The lighting needs a little work - I used the flashlight on my phone to read all of the descriptions in the menu. Again I think this will be worked out soon, first day (or week) shake out problem. The food is brought out on carts so there is none of the watching servers carry large trays with 5 dishes, waiting for the server to drop it. The carts didn't cause problem for patrons walking around the floor.All in all this was a good lunch. I ordered the soup knowing that it would be a new dish to me - so I was not too upset that it was too spicy for me. The enchiladas were very very good, and I plan to have them again. When I go back later, after they've been open for a bit, I plan to go for dinner and try some of the intriguing looking tequilas.
So how were the tacos? They were ok. Just "ok". I don't remember too many specifics as my tacos were overcast by a mediocre tequila drink and a silly 1990's nightclub vibe and a bunch of stressed out staff at 2 in the afternoon. Where to begin. The staff was all trying way too hard and made me feel like I was there to buy a used car. But that used car was tequila. One waiter that wasn't even ours stopped by after our food was delivered to not ask about the food as much as to rhetorically drive home the point their tacos are bigger than another local taco place down the road. I had three people working there push the tequila -drink-cocktail-shots etc. It was pretty early in the day which I thought was funny, until the third person repeated the spiel about the tequila selection. No longer funny, but fine, I give ... I finally asked my waitress about any higher end mescal. I'd like a mescal margarita. They had none at that time. Then the manager stopped by to explain that mescal isn't on the level of their tequilas ... and not the sort of high end tequila they carry (which given the national trend of high end mescal going on everywhere I just smiled and nodded). Perhaps things have changed in the weeks since then and they've caught stride, but the place is way too 1990's for me. I won't be back. I'll be down the street where the tacos are smaller and the drinks all have fresh squeezed lime juice.
It's OK but ultimatly the food was bland,needs more seasoning and flavor.* A+ to F- Scale A+=Excellent,C=Standard,F- =RepulsiveMy opinion (Would not denigrate another person's hard work,food industry is hardest.), Quality: C-, ingredient's in Lana roll were little better than expected,curry puffs were low quality almost zero flavor. Salad was cheap iceberg lettuce with carrot shreddings,poorly matched peanut sauce,much more spices needed.Uniqueness: My first Thai restaurant.Convenience: C,Hours should be extended to 11:00 p.m.Service: C-, No utensils or napkins with my take away food.Difficult to understand servers elaborate menu options though they spoke English,I need to know what I am eating.Ambience: A,impressed well done.Presentation:B,I do enjoy eye appeal with my meal,makes food some how more pleasurable.Quantity: C,Plenty of menu options,sampler option would be popular, descriptions need to be present on all menu options and susinct. Price: D+, $4.50 for 1 standard 12oz bottle is not toleratable even if it is foreign beer.
I visited the recently opened senior ts. The service was wonderful and yes the food took a while to come out. However this place just opened this past weekend on a holiday weekend. You can't expect a place this massive to have all the kinks worked out in a 72hr period. So to all the people that sadly took the time out of their day to write a nasty review, have some patience. Thr food was amazing. You could tell that it was made from scratch. This place has a lot of potential and i think everyone should give it another try in a few weeks. Keep it up senior ts! Had a blast! Also the mariachi band was awesome!!
We ate there today for the first time and we were surprised how full it was at 1 in the afternoon. In spite of the large crowd we were seated rather quickly. I hadn't eaten breakfast so I was pretty hungry when I arrived, so knowing the wait time I asked for some chips and salsa and they gladly accommodated me. Everyone was pleasant especially our server Mary. The food was very delish. I live in Riverview but I can see myself intentionally returning to dine.
I finally decided to try this place and I was surprised. I don't eat red meat so I had no interest, but my boyfriend took me here. The Assistant Mgr. Mike actually introduced me to the menu and that I could substitute any burger with a vegan, veggie or turkey patty! Now I love this place. All the staff is welcoming and go above and beyond to make you feel special and accommodate your requests. Thank you Asst. Mgr. Mike!
Went for early dinner at 5:30 and were seated immediately. We both ordered chicken fajitas. Were told chips and salsa would be an extra $3.50. The chips were store bought and served with about 1/2 cup of bland salsa. The fajitas were a pile of onions, some peppers, and 5 small 1/2 inch thick strips of unseasoned chicken. (Could have had a better meal at a fast food restaurant). We won't go back.
This place is great. I've been to the Hanley Road location three times so far, and I think it is probably the classiest restaurant in Town & Country. The Cuban pizza is the best, and the café con leche is very good. The service is also good, and the prices are what they should be. There are several tables on an outside porch, which is nice when the weather is good. I highly recommend it.
The place is a little old but you have not had an omlette in Tampa until you have tried Nikis. Love the Popeye's Revenge one the best. They have this other one called the Debris. This restaurant is legit. Parking is a pain though especially if you come on the weekends. You might have to park accross the street or next door but watch that they don't tow your car.
My wife and hat I just had lunch at singing Ortiz today. We first ordered the chips and salsa. The salsa was very good the chips were drenched in oil. Our entrées consisted of steak over salad and shrimp over salad. The salad was only iceberg lettuce and a few tomatoes. And will not order that again. We will give it one more try.