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“Nice local...poor and neglected service” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cantina Mescal

Cantina Mescal
Ranked #1,666 of 2,444 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Sachsenhausen-Nord
Bornheim, Germany
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice local...poor and neglected service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Location is good with a nice terrace to drink a coffe, as many people did on Sunday noontime.
And it is only now, as I say this, that I realize that I did not see anybody having lunch.

Apfelsaft tasted like ananas...we told the waiter and shrugging his shoulders answered " oh it's the apfelsaft we have! hey man, you are a waiter, and if any customer tell you that something taste strange, you can change it (which cost maybe 80cents) and get a happy customer for next time, or as it was the case, see how your customer finished with a full glass of apfelwein which does not taste like apfelwein.

The tortillas where probably from the day before, really dry. We ask for 2 more in order to finish the meat, and were even worst, not just dry dry but cracks. No way to eat the fajitas. They used the tissue from the old ones to put on the new ones, cooking probably in Microwave, so all red tissue got to be adhered to the tortilla. Disgusting and really unprofessional!

The waiter saw it before we got the bill. Instead of asking...he charged 1€ more...

Again, really unprofessional.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
131 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Oh how I wish this place was better than it is!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

As an american expat living in my Frankfurt, my craving for Mexican food has ocassionally led me back to this place. When will I learn? The food here is terrible and does absolutely nothing to satisfy my craving. The location is good and they have lots of outdoor seating, so great as a place to meet friends for a drink after work. But don't eat the food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Aabenraa, Denmark
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278 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Top place - been here twice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

I don't understand how anyone can have a bad experience at this place.

I haven't got one negative thing to point out.

Very nice staff, very swift service, lovely food, cold beers, nice wine selection - and a smoking section.

What's not to like, I ask.

I will go there any time soon again, I hope, and recommend it to anyone going to Sachsenhausen, FfM.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Frankfurt, Germany
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Avoid!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

I live nearby and I have tried this place over and over again because its location is unbeatable. BUT, the place has been always dirty, the food has never been fresh (convenience food reheated in a microwave oven) and the service mediocre at best. Don't eat here!!!! If you want a beer or a soft drink it is okay, otherwise skip it!!!!

Visited August 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
“Awful place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

One of the worst places in Frankfurt, and I've been living here for three years. Dark, dingy, unattractive. We were a large group of people, but we were basically the only ones there. Several people ordered a freshly squashed orange juice, and a few people waited 1 hour and a half to get it. One hour and a half. When we inquired about the long lost juice, the rather unpolite waiter told us that we had ordered so many that it needed time because they were squeezing it by hand. Ridiculous. We finished our meal before the drink came. I had an American-style breakfast which was passable, considering the hardened bagel and the half-cold pancakes and scrambled eggs.

Service simply rude and inappropriate, the waiter got the dishes wrong and whatnot. Never going to go there again. Avoid at all costs.

Visited February 2012
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