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    Annoying things at a resturant

    Last night I had a bad experience at a new Mexican restaurant on Court Ave. (Dos Rios Cantina).

    #1-It's a Mexican restaurant. I would expect you to have Mexican food on the menu.

    #2-This was the most annoying. The waitress comes up and greets us. Everything is fine so far. She then proceeds to ask all 4 of us our names and shakes our hand. WTF? Why? Who came up with something so gay?

    #3-She got our order correct but why do waiters feel like they have to not write down my order on a piece of paper? Your memory doesn't impress me and about 1/2 the time they get it wrong.

    The food ended up being just ok. El Patio is much better and I've never spent $75 for 2 people there.



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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    $75 for 2 people? Jeez, drive to Ames, head over to Omalleys and have great food and a pitcher of margs for $50.


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    Or better yet Lafuente!

    And I hear you about #3. I've had orders messed up because of this and I have no regrets leaving a poor tip when it happens.


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    I agree 100% about the not writing down orders thing. Yeah, it impressed me when I was 12, but not now. You're not getting a bigger tip just because you can remember maybe 5 things for the amount of time it takes you to walk to the register and punch it in. I once had a waiter do that at a Ruby Tuesday's, my order got f'ed up and then he blamed it on the kitchen.


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    Next time do yourself and your checkbook a favor go to El Rodeo or Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant in West Des Moines, you won't be disappointed.


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneBack View Post
    Next time do yourself and your checkbook a favor go to El Rodeo or Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant in West Des Moines, you won't be disappointed.
    Or Mi Mexico or Monterrey. We like all 4!



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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    Love all 4 mentioned in West Des Moines. Also, Guadalahara in Ankeny.


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    Man you all have lots of time to go out. I have never heard of half these places and I have lived in the DM area for 10 years now.


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Man you all have lots of time to go out. I have never heard of half these places and I have lived in the DM area for 10 years now.
    You are missing out! Try them soon!


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    Love all 4 mentioned in West Des Moines. Also, Guadalahara in Ankeny.
    4VR? Wanna come over and babysit a few sweet little boys so I can try Guadalahara? I have driven by like 5,000 times, and never eaten there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    4VR? Wanna come over and babysit a few sweet little boys so I can try Guadalahara? I have driven by like 5,000 times, and never eaten there.
    What's the pay like?


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    What's the pay like?
    Enough to buy a nice pair of snowpants for the cold weather games. BTW, we got our winter coats out today and washed them in preperation for the cold. The pants are all clean and ready for those cold November games.


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    How about in exchange for not tucking in sweatshirts into showpants for the rest of your life. I would give you a free 2 hours for that!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    How about in exchange for not tucking in sweatshirts into showpants for the rest of your life. I would give you a free 2 hours for that!
    I cannot make those sorts of promises.


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    Re: Annoying things at a resturant

    Maybe we should start a new thread asking everyone if you should take this excellent deal!


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