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“Going down hill...” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Vallarta Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Kingman, Arizona
Level Contributor
409 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Going down hill...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

I've eaten here over the last 30 years and can honestly say that this has never been my favorite restaurant, but has never been disappointing...until now. I don't know if they gave up on a Wednesday night or the economy is affecting them, but between the one cook and one waitress the service was ok but the food was nothing to write home about.
The beans were very bland (and the lady in an another booth was complaining about this to the waitress) and the presentation was low end.
If nothing else, I usually go for the chicken fajita...this time it was very poor. The ingredients were served in the standard fajita pan, steaming and sizzling at the table but the chicken, onions, and peppers were dry and tasteless. I tried stirring them around, but no seasoning or sauce in the pan just made them stick and burn. I'm sorry to see this level of food showing up at a table in a restaurant, but it happened. Maybe they'll improve if the economy improves but for now I'll steer clear.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank CaAz-JT
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  • English first
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English first
Pismo Beach, California
Level Contributor
75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Service has greatly improved on sundays”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

The food is always good and the servers on Saturdays (man) is fabulous, but the Sunday servers used to be terrible. We went this past Sunday and the service has greatly improved. Previous visits there were three waitresses and all that they did was talk amongst themselves (one waitress was very pregnant - she must be out on maternity leave), this past sunday, 7/24/11 there was only one waitress and it was crowded and she was very attentive. Food is always fabulous. The same lady cook was in the back - she has been there for many many years!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CaboGal1995
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Mission Viejo, California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best tamale anywhere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2011

I stopped in about mid-afternoon, without having any expectations one way or the other. I ordered the tamale, and without a doubt, it was the best tamale I have ever been served, on either side of any border. If there is such a thing as a "home made" meal found in a restaurant, this was it! I will most definitely return.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank drmarv036
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Oklahoma City
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2010

The food was good but the service was horrible!!! I wouldn't go back just b/c the service was so bad. Once we got our food the server never came to check on us or anything. I had to actually hand my glass to the server as they were walking by in order to get refills. Not great customer service. Also, I thought the prices were high - enchilada lunch was $14!

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1 Thank KittyHawk29
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Pismo
1 review
“Locals LOVE it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2010

All the bad reviews are rubbish! The margaritas are made strong for a reason....to get you buzzed my friend! lol Food is amazing....that is why it is the restaruant of choice for all the employees who work at the outlets across the street! They must be doing something right. Try thier Chili Verde, Cheese enchiladas, and their Bean, Cheese, and Rice burritos! MMMMMMMMMMM! THE BEST! Their Guacamole Tacos and Salsa are amazing too! PS. Just because something isnt loaded with sodium, does NOT mean it has no flavor!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Boybfly
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