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Restaurant El Taino
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Elgin, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

Worst restaurant ever. I posted a picture so people could see what type of food your a getting there.. They served my little ones an uncooked chicken.. and to the other one a $17.95 shrimp mofongo with 4 shrimp... Service was as bad as it can get... and when asked to talk to the owner.. they told me he was not available.. do not eat in this place.. and do not listen to old person @ cuevas de Camuy that recommend people to eat in this restaurant...

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Vajeel
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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We were given a colorful advertisement for this restaurant at the entrance of Camuy Caves. The outside of the restaurant looked good. Inside was nicely decorated but smelled of Lysol lemon cleanser. Aside from a couple who seem to be family of one of the waitress, my husband and I were the only one there. It went downhill when I went to the bathroom. The toilet had a black ring and seemed like it hasn't been cleaned in weeks. I lost my appetite. Thirty minutes went by and we didn't see the waitress or our food. There was no one to be found so we started to leave when the waitress came out and said it will only be 5 more minutes. It was 15 minutes later but the fried chicken tasted like it was refried. I didn't even touch the beans because it looked like old food.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Marilou D
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Irvine, California
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not a bad experience”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

We went here after visiting Rio Camuy Cave Park. It was clean. We were seated immediately. Our order was taken quickly and we had a short reasonable wait for our food. Our waitress was very attentive. We both ate fried chicken, beans, rice and a salad. The chicken was very very good. If I'd read the reviews first, I would have never gone, but I'm glad I didn't read them, because we had a pleasant experience and only spent $21 for both of us. It was also me and my fiance, but there were larger parties that came in from the park as well and they seemed to be served quickly as well.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Sara J
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
“An unexpected disappointment!!!!!”
Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

We stopped because the appearance was attractive. When we were sitted a inexperienced waitress took our order. She didn't know the menu. Besides the menu was not clear enough. 20 mins passed by before our drinks were served. The puertorican sausage was overcooked. After the food was served we had to ask for silverware, napkins and water. After we finished the waitress brought us the wrong ticket. Then again she put on food we didn't eat. It was awful. I also noticed the the employees were drinking during working hours. I was so disappointed with the food and service. That's why many businesses go broke. I do not recommend it and I will never come back to El Taino Restaurant.

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Thank pancho R
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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“Worst restaurant EVER!!!”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

Visited the fabulous "Las Cavernas del Rio Camuy" and were ready for lunch. At the entrance to the caves, we were given a brochure to visit the Restaurant El Taino. We arrived, ordered drinks and waited an extremely long time for our meals. We were 4 adults and 2 children.

My food was chicken, and when I cut into it the meat was red, with blood oozing out. Everyone's meals were terrible, including the children.

Definitiely, this is NOT a place to go for a quick snack, nor for anything else. STAY AWAY!!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank nab800
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