Wednesday 14 March, 2012 by peter
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Funny you should say that other staff could learn a thing or two here. A group of 5 of us headed in there a couple of weeks ago at what was 17:10 (we checked later) on a Saturday evening. The door was open and had no open or closed signs. As soon as we stepped inside, the woman behind the bar, nearly hopped over it to announce “Actually we’re not open until half five” Us- What time is it now? Her reply “Not half five!”
Couldn’t believe the rudeness as she actually hustled 5 paying customers out the door. No “if you want to come back in a few minutes” Just completely rude and arrogant, put me off going back.
I’m surprised to hear that Lisa, what a shame. I have always found the staff in their other establishments to be extremely friendly and helpful. Great review Peter, delighted to have real Mexican food in Dublin. I ate in 777 for lunch on Sunday and thought it was fantastic, I didn’t see the dinner menu but the lunch menu would appear to be far more reasonable, I got a HUGE plate of food for €11.95, I couldn’t finish it (which is rare for me!) even though it was really delicious. Service was great! My friend had the special of Goat Tacos and they were surprisingly gorgeous. Their mexican fizzy drinks are lovely too!
I’ve eaten here too and really liked the food and service, great cocktails and I would go back to try the extensive range of tequila. However I really disliked that fact if there is only 2 of you, they will seat you at the counter, even when ALL the tables were free!! Very annoying!!!
Wow, the prices are a bit much- might try it for lunch. I am sick of the hype around Pablos and Burritos and Blues- sure they are cheap but they are nasty to go with it- anyone would think they never actually have eaten in a Californian taqueria, the food is so far removed from what is authentic and tasty.
I really really hope Wahaca spreads from London like Wagamama and Nandos have- it’s the best mexican food I have tasted outside of america and it’s CHEAP.
We would even do with a branch of Chipotle…
Ha- I tried Chipotle in New York, it isnt bad but not a patch on real taquerias! My heart belongs to El Farolito and Taqueria Cancun in San Francisco’s mission district!
Have you seen the recent Chipotle ad, gorgeously animated by my pal Johnny? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMfSGt6rHos
Try Tolteca on Baggot Street- it is the closest thing to a San Diego “Like” Burrito. Grant it, it is no Carne Asada Burrito but when I miss home and Mexi food- I head to Tolteco. Barbacoa Burrito all the way!
Pablo Picante’s claims to have a California Burrito- but it is nowhere close to what a Cali Burrito is supposed to be.