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“Friendly staff but expensive, bland food”

Si Bueno Southside Grill and Cantina
Ranked #41 of 64 Restaurants in McCall
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Located across from McCall airport, Southside Grill offers an aviators themed, casual atmosphere in a uniquely decorated log building. Famous for our homemade Mexican fare since 1978, menu offers salads with a twist, hand carved steaks, shrimp 5 ways, salmon with Peruvian flare, house roasted potatoes, quinoa, vegetarian and gluten free options as well. Sauces are the kicker, fusing flavors from Mexico, Peru and Argentina along with traditional American classics. Everything is made from scratch, so it may take longer, but cooked-to-order chips & fresh salsa go well with our famous margaritas or your favorite cocktail beverage from a full bar and makes the wait worth it. Families enjoy our all-ages TV room for sports along with a full kids menu. Private banquet room with adjoining patio can accomodate up to 50 guests and full restaurant available for groups up to 125 for private parties along with custom menus and full catering services as well. We are a small family owned business with our first 2 employees still working for us. Seasonal shortage of servers may leave us with only one person to take care of the whole restaurant, however, experienced servers will go out of the way to make sure you have everything you need and if they have time love to visit and tell a story or two...Rest assured, you've found one of McCall's treasures.
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Si Bueno used to be our favorite place to eat in McCall. This was the first time back to Si Bueno, now called Si Bueno Southside Grill, since the menu change in April. we were not impressed with the change. The Mexican entrees were on the back of the menu as if they were no longer a featured item. First thing we noticed was how expensive the food is but we ordered the fish tacos and chicken burrito anyway. The rice was undercooked and barely warm. Burrito had chunks of chicken instead of being shredded. Now came time for the bill...two small drinks and two barely edible entrees for over $40! Unbelievable! What was I paying for? Atmosphere? The bar decor had a lot to be desired… a propeller on the wall and paper airplanes strung around the bar. This bar seriously needs a "Bar Rescue"!! On the plus side our server was very friendly and provided great service. She seemed almost apologetic for the poor food quality. Too bad, now we’ll have to find another favorite restaurant in McCall.

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Have been going to Si Bueno Restaurant for over 20 years. It has recently changed it's name and I think owner. While the food is still good, I was not overly impressed by the Americanized menu. I liked the old Mexican food menu better.
That being said, they also cater. WOW. Spectacular. We were at a function that they catered for dinner (Pacific Northwest Optimist District Governor's banquet), it was absolutely delicious. Just excellent.
The service both at the restaurant and at the banquet was very good. They had a nice selection of wines at their bar also.

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Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Si Bueno restaurant is still there, but under a new name. They have different options on their menu, but also still offer the famed Mexican food they have always served. The guacamole is homemade with big chunks of avocado and delicious. We had good service and the food was tasty too.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We have been going to Si Bueno Southside Grill for 20 years and have never been disappointed. the food is always excellent as is the service. We always bring friends and family to share the fun.

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1  Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We thought we would try the "new" menu at Si Bueno. We were very disappointed, to say the least. We did not see much of a change in the restaurant or the menu. We ordered from the Mexican side and our fajitas were "poor" at best. The cocktails were even worse. We ordered a mojito and it certainly was not prepared correctly. We always enjoyed Si Bueno but it will be quite awhile before we try again

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