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anyjoe wrote about Las Carretas Taco Shop # 1
I would estimate I dine there once a week. There is a large problem with consistancy. One of my favorites is the burrito de chile relleno. Never Again! The chile relleno was filled with the "Nacho cheese Sauce" used in the nacho chips w/ cheese. It is an artificial "Cheese Wizz" or liquid cheese food like Velveta. I can eat refritos w/ lard. I can eat fatty flap meat but fake cheese sauce in the chile relleno? McDonald's is right next door!
PattyA wrote about French Corner Cafe & Bakery
The French Corner Cafe and Bakery is just wonderful. It is very nice, casual, good food and nice staff. But the most outstanding part is the amazing selection of the most beautiful pastry I have ever seen in this contry. The only time I have ever seen anything to compare is in Paris - at Fauchon. The chef is properly French and very nice. I love it!
colroper wrote about Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar and Grille
I had the WORSE service in 55 years. Had to ask for a tea refill twice, baked potato came with 6 toppings which I did not request so I gave the potato back. The server NEVER asked if he could replace it. The steak was NOT prepared as requested twice. Finally just gave up and paid my bill and left a .o1 tip .!!!!
Revgmoney wrote about Jo An's Restaurant & Bar
I'll never go here again. Not because of the rude, slow, and forgetful waitress. Nor will I not return because of the subpar fare and exorbitant pricing. I will save my pennies and eat elsewhere because when the rudeness of the server was brought to the attention of the OWNER, the owner made excuses for the server and did nothing to help us enjoy the rest of our meal. There are a many better places to eat in this little down....
silviayps wrote about Jake's Ready to Eat
It is very disappointing to have to express our embarrassment of the treatment we received by either the manager or owner (not sure which) of Jake’s this evening – after what had been a very pleasant and enjoyable dinner. We went on a dinner date with another couple from out of town. When they asked where we recommended to go, we gave them three choices of our local favorites – Melvyn’s, The Falls and Jake’s. After they looked online they selected Jake’s and we eagerly anticipated dining with them. From the moment we arrived, and throughout the dinner, everything was great. Our food was delicious, our waiter attentive and gracious. However, after dessert, while engaging in after-dinner discussion, an older man – whether he was a manager or owner we do not know – began to make body gestures to the husband of our friend as if suggesting for us to leave. Since my back was to this person, I didn’t see what was occurring, but noticed our friend’s anxiety. When we asked him what was bothering him, he said “I think he’s trying to get us to leave.” Within seconds of his comment the older man came up to our table, retrieved some plates, and simply stated “We need you to leave this table.” We were dumbfounded! Before we could respond he left. So we called him back to express our surprise of his comments. He then stated that we had been late for our reservation, being restaurant week they were busy, and since their policy was 2 hours per table we needed to leave. He then condescendingly stated “Put yourselves in the place of the people at the bar waiting for your table.” Of course we responded that his argument made no sense, we had not been lates and never was a 2 hour policy explained upon our arrival. Simply had he stated to us, in a cordial manner, if we wouldn’t mind taking our conversation to the bar in order to make room for other guests – we would have gladly acquiesced. Nonetheless, we still left upon his request, but completely humiliated after having been blamed for causing the delay. We are Palm Springs locals and completely support our local businesses. Jake’s was one of our top recommendations for our friends. In addition we have travelled throughout the country and around the world – NEVER HAVE WE BEEN ASKED TO LEAVE A RESTAURANT!!! To have been told to do so in such a rude fashion was beyond comprehension. We arrived as loyal local supporters of Jake’s – but to be insensitively dismissed as guests that have outstayed their invitation – it made it very clear to us that our support for Jake's was completely irrelevant. It was the MOST HUMILIATING EXPERIENCE we have ever had at a restaurant and will never return.
Maxsdad wrote about Las Carretas Taco Shop # 1
There is no consistency to the quality of the food, and you must physically inspect each order to make sure they have it right. One time the meal will be good, and the next time a cheese enchilada will consist of a block of warm, unmelted cheese coated with dry lettuce or a shredded beef enchilada that's less 'shredded' beef and more meat paste and canned sauce. When it's done right, it's better than Del Taco, but literally half the time the order's wrong or the food is so poor that microwaved hotdogs are a better alternative. We HAD been eating there every other week, not any more. It's just not worth the frustration or the attitude of them feeling that they're doing US a favor by feeding us. BTW, their receipt says they're Las Carretas Taco Shop #2, store #1 is on Washington St.
DreNaylor wrote about Larry's Gourmet Deli
I love this place! I was fortunate enough to move into the neighborhood so I could discover my favorite spot to grab a sandwich! The owners are friendly, the girl who makes the sandwiches is awesome and over-all, the place just rules! Fantastic liquor, wine and beer selection as well as a great Mediterranean market! Love it.
funandfood wrote about The Cowboy Way
Cowboy Way BBQ is the best bet for 'Q' in the valley. The restaurant info here appears to be related to the old location as there are certainly plenty of tables, no break between lunch and dinner and you can get a drink in this location. The prices are right, the setting is great (especially outside, weather cooperating) and a genuinely friendly owner often around to discuss BBQ and your food with you. Hint: you may prefer to ask for the sauce on the side.
GracieB wrote about McGowan's Irish Inn
My husband and I just happened upon McGowan's by accident and we are SO glad we did!! We felt like we walked into Cheers. The atmosphere was so welcoming, the service excellent (Jack the bartender makes awesome drinks!!), the food amazing (from hot dogs to turkey sandwich on cranberry bread to tender ribs, all were excellent!!). There is no doubt we will return, and return often! A very comfortable warm friendly and enjoyable place.
craftandbake wrote about Fatburger
Tried Fatburger for the first and last time in Palm Springs. We waited in the drive-thru for our food for almost 30 minutes... and we were the only car in line! The food total came to around $35 and we only had 3 burgers, a couple orders of fries, 2 milkshakes and one regular drink. Way overpriced. Mediocre quality food and extremely slow service.
craftandbake wrote about Cold Stone Creamery
Our family loves Cold Stone Creamery; if only the service at the Palm Canyon locaion in Palm Springs was half as good. We recently stopped in on a weekday evening. We had to wait over 10 minutes for an employee to come from the back of the store to assist us. It wasn't busy and no one else was in the store, so it was quite off-putting to wait for so long. Then, the employee didn't even acknowledge that she had been absent for so long. Not sure that we'd go back to this location.
JaniceL wrote about The Fresh Grill Buffet
What a suprise, to look at it from the outside wasn't that impressive, but don't let that fool ya...go inside and have one of the best buffet you can get in the area.. The Sliced Turkey and the Beef OMG...so many excellent choice and the deserts well you have to see and try to believe..they even had Upside down cake...and suger free if you need it.. I was lucky to get a two for one coupon but still think it is a good deal without.