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“Standards Have Slipped Here - Customer Service not what it was!”
Review of Garibaldi's

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Garibaldi's
Ranked #1,966 of 2,653 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighbourhood: New Town
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Neighbourhood: New Town
Reviewed 3 August 2011

Another 'Favourite Haunt' of my associates - I have been to this establishment on at least a dozen occasions, pretty much on a monthly basis.

Until my recent visit, I would have rated this as a 'Very Good', but had to give it a 'Poor' rating for the following reasons:

1. My friend asked for a dish, on the menu that he almost always orders, and it was not available - okay - so he picks another one at a price of £7.95, at which point the Waiter spent 5 minutes trying to persuade my friend, why not to order this dish, and go for a more expensive, more inteersting one. That seems very unusual, given that if it was such a bad choice, why would they have it on the menu.

2. The Waiter -and for the purpose of the management I will describe him, as the blonde surfer looking guy, perhaps the only one who does not look mexican - This waiter, asked on 3 occasions whilst sipping a drink, whilst eating, if we were finished yet. Certainly felt hurried by this waiter.

3. At the end of dinner, since we turned down the offer of coffee's (but we did plan on having a margarita) - The waiter, turned up with bill, and told us to go to till and pay, as they had a booking due (seemed strange as only 3 of the 8 central tables were being used)

These 3 reasons, are good enough to rate it very low... However, what I will say, is the 'usual' staff on every other occasion have been helpful and friendly on every occasion. Also, the pitchers of Margarita, are probably the best you will taste in Edinburgh.

We have debated whether to return here for food, and as yet have not been back, but perhaps just for a Margarita we might return.

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4  Thank JamzyW
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

I went here for dinner on a sunday evening with a friend and was pleasently surprised! It wasn't very busy when we were there but from my student days i know to avoid this place on Friday or Saturday nights!
We shared some veggie nachos to start and these were lovely, not loaded with sour cream and bland salsa you find in some places but lots of yummy refried beans :)
I then had spicy chicken chimchangas, these were amazing!! The tortilla was nice and crisp but not at all greasy which ive had before. Portions were massive and I couldn't finish.
Best thing was definitely the mojitos made with dark rum, they were amazing, quite strong and very minty not too sweet the way I love em!
service was fine, nothing to fault or praise really.
Definitely will go back for a boozy dinner!

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1  Thank Michaela_P86
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Hubba dooba dubba- get yourself to the bar, sink a few gari specials, gyrate on that pole and gyrate with someone, whoop whoop

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1  Thank sausagefiend
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Reviewed 22 March 2011

Hardly surprised there aren't any reviews as most customers don't remember leaving! It can hardly be described as a culinary experience unless you like eating face! Enjoyed numerous evenings. The pole is a treat and the "Garibaldi Special" is just that. It does get completely rammed and surely they'd make more money if there was enough room to get to the bar

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Thank sausagefiend
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Reviewed 29 September 2015
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