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I went with my family as a last minute resort. The staff was attentive and helpful, they even accommodated is with a booth since we were 9 people. The food was good and everyone enjoyed themselves. I would go back alone or on a date since it’s more of a small plates and cocktails type of place. I enjoyed it and will definitely go back.
We were a group of friends starting our night out here and it is the perfect spot for doing that. Great cocktails, good party vibe and food is good. Even thou it was a party vibe, it wasn’t too loud to have conversations with everyone around the table. Service was quick and friendly!
Had to go to the bar to order everything. We were the only ones there, it was sort of annoying.
Great food, great service, amazing cocktails! I'll definitely be back
I reserved a table for 10 for my birthday and they gave us a booth that fit 6 people squeezed in tightly. When the last 4 people showed up we asked for chairs and they said they didn’t have any left in the entire restaurant. My friends had to stand at the bar instead of eating with us. Our waitress came over one time and only took half our orders. She never came back. This place sucks.
Rather disappointing. Waited a ridiculously long time for our food. Must have had a problem in kitchen cos our order was from
the specials list and there were very few people in. When it did eventually come (we chased it three times!) it tasted very good.
Waitress sweet but not briefed on either food or beverages.
They don't really seem to use OpenTable, there was no host and the bartenders weren't aware of my reservation. Luckily it wasn't busy, but wondering what's the point of reserving a table or party if it wasn't going to actually be reserved.
Otherwise, great space and tiki drinks!
Beautifully built out bar and restaurant with an aesthetic reminiscent of the late 70's and early 80's Mayan themed Mexican restaurant and lounge with delicious food, strong cocktails and Miami Vice Episodes Playing on an old CRT Television. Very nostalgic for us hipsters in our thirties pushing 40.
I was there with extended family and three small children, which is a complete circus, loud and messy, so tip of the hat to the severs, who were absolute angels and took such good care of us despite the sporadic ordering and the amount of smashed food we left under the table. My little guy spent the entire meal in his diaper!
Five Stars All Around!
We went on Cinco de Mayo, which also fell on a Friday night, so it was packed to the brim. Although it took an hour after the reservation time for our table to be set up, they rewarded our patience with free tequila shots! The first round of drinks we ordered (margaritas) were also free, and delicious! The food was impeccable and worth the wait as well.
El Cortez is rated 4.3 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.