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“Success has gone to its head” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tequila y Guacamole - CLOSED

Tequila y Guacamole
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Level Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Success has gone to its head”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

This restaurant in the Marina area of Puerto Vallarta used to be excellent. Not so any more. My husband and I dined there this evening. The service was terrible. We did not receive their signature table-side prepared guacamole until half way through our main course and we had to ask for it twice. My first drink was gone and nobody offered a second. When I asked for one it didn't arrive until I was almost done with my main course. When the manager (I think he is the owner) asked how everything's was, I told him I was disappointed in the service. His response was, "We are very busy." We also did not receive the complementary Kahlua and cream we were promised. That said, the garlic mahi mahi was wonderful but not good enough to make up for terrible service. Apparently their success may be their downfall.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Frequent63Traveler
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21 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

We arrived at the Marina in the pouring rain looking for a restaraunt we found in a PV dining book. We stopped into Tequila y Guacamole for a beer and to get out of the rain , we asked the staff for directions to the other restaraunt , they were more then happy to show us were the restaraunt was located , no pressure to stay at their lounge /bar . We decided to stay and enjoy the friendly service and try the food , best decision we made as food was un-believable , lots of free drinks , very fun time had by everyone , would reccomend this restaraunt/bar to evryone visiting the Marina area . Our debit cards would not work for us to pay for meal anad liquor , but we scraped enough to barely cover the meal with the cash we had on hand , the amnager came over and told us not worry about the drinks and even put us into a cab back to our resort at his expense .

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Kenneth J
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Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food- good people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

The "pitch" was sincere and they delivered on their curbside claims. The guacamole prepared tableside was the best we've had. The chef's specials were out of this world and obviously prepared with great care. Great margarita's!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Eileen W
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
253 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Overated by trip advisor reviewers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

The food is just average--we had the chicken fajitas--the chicken was tough and overcooked and the cheese was excessive---the margaritas were good and service was excellent--the Guacamole mixed at the table was a nice feature--however we had just come from a cooking class and from this we understood that you don't over mix or really mash the avocado not only that we could not convince our server to add more chili as we like it spicier than most-- the tequila was generously provided!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank hflatt
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Salinas, Ecuador
Level Contributor
43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic in every aspect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

Went for dinner after Captain Rick stopped us on the sidewalk and said he had a great restaurant to try.....he was right...Fantastic ! Great salads, guacamole made at the table, great wine selection and above all the fish was cooked perfectly. Give them a try, I doubt you cannot find something on there extensive menu. The four of us all had great eats.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank PeterandJane357
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