Las Casuelas Nuevas
Las Casuelas Nuevas

Las Casuelas Nuevas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lascasuelasnuevas.com/
  • Phone: 7603288844x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Happy Hour- Sun.- Thurs. 4;00 to close Fri & Sat. 4:00-6:00

    Dinner
    Daily: 5:00pm - close

    Brunch

    Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Ruben Ortiz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have several lovely private dinning rooms from 10-100 persons. Please call and speak with a manager to set up these private Fiesta Rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager on Duty 7603288844x
  • Entertainment: Seasonal: Nightly strolling Mariachi music.
    Summer time: Week-end Mariachi music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Via Florencio
  • Public Transit: Bus stop two blocks away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Lots of on site parking.
A word from Las Casuelas Nuevas
Dine under the stars in the most beautiful garden patio north of Mexico City or inside our stunning hacienda-style restaurant. Whether it's a romantic evening for two or a large banquet you'll enjoy our regional Mexican Cuisine. Specialties include crab enchiladas, pollo en mole & spicy pork fajitas. Open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner and don't forget our fabulous Sunday Brunch. You'll also enjoy our strolling musicians.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Las Casuelas Nuevas reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (33)good for groups (30)kid-friendly (26)great for lunch (15)special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (12)romantic (9)late-night find (4)fit for foodies (4)scenic view (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Bill
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Have eaten at the one in Palm Springs many times and enjoyed it very much. This one was closer to where we were staying so we chose it. Not a mistake but not as good as Palm Springs. Service was fine. Food was adequate but not stellar. It was early evening and not busy but we we're seated near the entrance to the kitchen where everyone who worked in the restaurant walked by which did not add to the visit. We would go back but prefer the one in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    First time for Sunday Brunch. All food on buffet was excellent. Service was great all staff super polite. Strolling Mariachis were excellent. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed every minute
    Doug
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were warmly welcomed and seated promptly. We enjoyed great service, some table-side music, and good food. I ordered gazpacho and a Caeser-type salad with avocado dressing; very unusual choices for me because I love tacos and enchiladas. But it was perfect for a warm evening. Great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I love mexican food..and always enjoy any Las Casuelas I go to. I did mention on my reservation that I was coming with a friend for her birthday and that I would like a "quiet" area. The mariachis played extremely close to us. I didn't mind, but my 2 friends were annoyed by the trumpet blast. There was no mention to my friend about her birthday. The waiter or chef forgot to put chicken in my friends salad, but later gave it on the side. I wish the trumpet wasn't soo loud. We could barely hear one another. We did enjoy the food and the more quieter mariachi songs. We haven't been to Las Casuelas Rancho Mirage in years. I did enjoy the restaurant itself with outdoor seating. Very homey and pretty building. Felt like I was in Mexico :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Great Patio!
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is one of our "go to" Mexican restaurants when in the Palm Desert area. Excellent margaritas and food! Patio is very nice, however it is not open in the summer months. But, the inside has a very nice atmosphere as well. They have live Mexican music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you enjoy Mexican food
    KAON
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was good Mexican food - very generous portions. The service was friendly and timely, and the cost was very reasonable. If you go after the sun goes down, consider outdoor dining. Ample parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to return after so long
    jdps
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It's been years since I had dinner at Nuevas. Don't know why, just never came up. We were in the area and looking for a hearty meal and my companion had never visited so... Everything was very good. Top-shelf Margaritas, Table-side Guacamole and Combinaciones. All fresh and delicious. Service is happy and quick and everyone seemed in good spirits. We look forward to returning in cooler weather for lunch on the patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GRNA
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Amazing food and great fast service. Would definitely recommend going here again and again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Siempre
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was a family favorite when I was a child. The food here is my measure of all other Mexican restaurants. The Casuelas group of restaurants are welcoming, the food and service wonderful. Whenever we are in town, this is our first visit to a restaurant. They have never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service slow but food always good!
    CaliFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I'm no stranger to Las Casuelas having been raised in the Coachella Valley. Decided to dine here this weekend while in town to visit my mum. We were seated quickly as there really wasn't a wait. We waited about 10 minutes before water was brought to is and another 10 minutes before our waiter showed up to take our drink order. After our drinks arrived (15 minutes later) our waiter disappeared for over 20 minutes. So, after almost sitting there for an hour we were finally able to place our order. The food was great as always but the service was just WAY TOO SLOW.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY SATISFIED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wonderful food, service, ambience and great music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Liked it
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    There was a lot of attention to detail in the atmosphere of this restaurant. We had a large group of 10 and overall the food was good...Loved the salsa and the live music
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We enjoyed a great lunch as a group. Food and Service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre food / terrible service
    HoosierincaliVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We ate here for the first time recently. I was really looking forward to it, after driving by the beautiful building numerous times on 111. The building is just as beautiful on the inside, and the patio is equally as charming. When we were seated, there as a guitar player making the rounds, singing really loudly. The menu had many choices, but I will say I think the prices are pretty steep for what you get. I ordered chicken fajitas ($18) and my husband got some sort of burrito ($15). Neither one of us was impressed with our food. It was all pretty bland. Our service was terrible. We were never brought drink or chip refills, our server never asked us how our food was, and it took 25 minutes to get our check. We will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vacation
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We always eat here when we are in Palm Springs on vacation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Mexican Food
    AlwayshonestfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food is good, beautiful outside patio area, and very nicemexican ambiance inside. Wait staff is very nice, margaritas and beer are a bit over priced for the area. An overall nice place to come to when visiting Palm Desert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabuloso!
    Local
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Las Casuelas Nuevas was a beautiful venue for a special birthday lunch with extended family visiting from outside of the Palm Springs area. We enjoyed great service, good food and drinks, and wonderful music recommended by the restaurant staff. We extend our deepest thanks to Clemente who ensured we were comfortable in the beautiful rotunda Tienda dining area. It reminded us all of our beautiful colonial Mexico and what better way than to share that with our Mexican-American family. Gracias a todos!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As good as I remembered...
    cobracat
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Ate here several years ago with my golf group. Went back recently and we had a great time. Service is excellent...and they have an extensive menu. I order ceviche whenever I see it on a menu; this version didn't have the high citrus content that I'm used to, but it was very tasty...and a very substantial portion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold beans
    Luvoffood1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Ok we had a party of ten to to big. The night was sort of busy not to bad. The server took for ever to take our order and it took even longer to get out food. My wife's beans were cold so she asked for a replacement. They brought more cold beans! We had a few kids at the table. So we are always ready to go with everything. One almost fell asleep at the table. Normally it's better there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a reservation, good move.
    eclarkt
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Went Saturday evening at 6:30 and there was a crowd waiting for tables. We checked in and were seated within 2 minutes. The service was attentive. We had three different dishes and everyone said they were each very good. We needed "doggie" bags, and have enjoyed the food for three more meals. It is a popular place, so a reservation on Friday or Saturday would make for an easy experience. We all would recommend for anyone looking for good Mexican food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JudyVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Always enjoy coming to this restaurant when we are in town!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, awful service
    Cj23
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We were seated & weren't waited on for 30 minutes. It took over an hour till our food came out & when it did,it was wrong. We were there for 2 hours
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay food but bad service
    neil
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was average from most Mexican restuarants. Service was really slow (it was a busy weekend.) Our order wasn't correct and we never got drinks ordered. Good lively ambience. They had a cool guy playing a guitar and singing customized songs. Kids loved that. I think it maybe a good on less busy days.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Mexican Food
    Laromo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The patio is beautiful. However, the food was very diaappointing and mediocre at best. I would only come here again for a drink and chips and salsa on the patio.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We've been going to Las Casuelas for years, every time we visit the desert. It's a must to sit in their gorgeous patio. It's also fun to go on the night the mariachi band is playing, although they didn't make it to our table and our 6 and 4 year old girls were sad. I noticed this past visit that the food was better than usual. In the past we go mostly for the ambience, but this time the food was great as well. Highly recommended and good margaritas too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 90 reviews are from the Las Casuelas Nuevas reviews archive.
  • Great Mexican Food!
    SydR
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This restaurant is high end Mexican food; service is excellent, food delicious and plentiful. It's pricey for a Mexican restaurant but it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Food Is Terrible
    ScudderVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    A good location and atmosphere cannot make up for one of the worst meals that my dining companions and I have had in months. All the food -- save the guacamole -- seemed as if it were previously frozen and of the poorest quality. The fajitas were bland and flavorless. The crab enchiladas were just awful. And at $19.99 the poor quality is especially shocking. Indeed, the food was so bad that we didn't even know what to say when the waitress (who was very nice) asked how our meal was. Indeed, the only thing that was passable was the tableside guacamole, but even that wasn't "made to order" in any way, it was just make table side. No option for hotter or milder, etc. And the chips it was served with were mediocre at best. Stay away.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable - Delightful
    OTSteve
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We make it a point to visit Las Casuelas Nuevas at least one time on each of our many visits to Palm Springs. Excellent Mexican food in a fun and enchanting atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Festive Mother's Day Brunch
    Table42
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Courtyard dining was perfect although a bit noisy. Food was great and plentiful. Festive ambience for celebrating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun time on Cinco d Mayo but...
    Dorothy1916
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    A group of 6 of us enjoyed the patio scene to celebrate a birthday on May 5th. We enjoyed the music and the food, but the margueritas were very expensive. Not sure it was because it was a holiday time or if that is there normal pricing. The same serving at Almando's on El Paseo is $9.00 and at this restaurant on May 5th they were $16 to $19.00! These drinks cost more than a nice plate of food. So, if you just want to dine at this restaurant sans cocktails, great...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food and Great Patio!
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We had the ESPINACA CON QUESO for appetizer. Good and spicy! Four of us had the ENCHILADAS DE ESPINACA for an entree and very good! Love that they serve it with black beans! Margaritas are very tasty too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    RVPMIKE
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We have come here for Brunch for years. We know what to expect and they are consistant. It is good not great when it comes to Mexican food, but they put together a decent brunch and have a very pleasing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Only Doing My Job
    Hope
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This Amer-Mex restaurant NASA good food with a wait-staff that is friendly and efficient. With 3 friends from OH visiting, I happily made a reserva at Open Table, & called the restaurant an hour before, to specifically request a table in the middle section of the restaurant. We arrived at the specified time, waited 5-10 minutes while the staff was busy with arrivals & answered phone calls, then were escorted to the very rear of the eating area to a dreary booth. We passed by many vacant tables where I had requested seating & I politely reminded the hostess of my phone request. She rudely snapped back that SHE was doing her job (suggesting to do as told). I'll not return again here when I have guests.
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  • Authentic Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Great place to eat outside on a nice night. The table side guacamole was very fresh and delicious. Portion sizes were great and the food was piping hot. The gentleman with the guitar was very entertaining but not annoying or to loud.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    sunlover
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Have dined at this restaurant many times. Always enjoy it. Good food. Love the Chicken Mole Enchiladas and Chile Verde. Nice patio dining area.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter brunch
    Easter
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I have been going to Las Casuelas Nuevas for Easter over the past 7 years. My boys and I really enjoy it and it's a huge part of our Easter tradition . What happen to Harpo?.... Thank you again for the great food, service and memories.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and good service
    lolly
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    we had 7 people for early dinner on easter and the atmosphere was pleasant, food good, and service excellent. the drinks were good and we all enjoyed the dinner.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Dine al fresco under lovely lit trees. Fresh creamy guacamole and the best chile relleno ever...gotta have something to accompany the giant margaritas that pack a punch!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Viva Las Casuelas
    LADiner
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    A great family celebration spot ! We always love Las Casuelas.... Mariachi's each weekend.....great place to have a child's birthday !!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservations, sort of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We made a reservation but when we arrived they had us seated inside. We asked to be seated outside (the difference is huge, inside is incredibly depressing, outside is nice ambiance). Were told that outside was on a first come basis (then what is the point of a reaervation). There were some open tables, so we asked why we couldn't sit there. Were told those were reserved for another party coming later. Wait, we had a reservation why couldn't we have the outside? Round and round with changing logic, we finally have up. Food mediocre. Table side guac had a strange taste. Food was bland. Was probably considered good 20 years ago when the standard of competition was Chiles. With better options it now just seemed outdated and tired.
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