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Old 11-02-2016   #31 (permalink)
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Very disappointed in Don Chendo last night. Ordered 2 pizzas and a salad, drove to pick them up so they would be hot, all the ingredients were in the middle, oil leaked out of the box all over my back seat. won't be back for awhile .
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Very disappointed in Don Chendo last night. Ordered 2 pizzas and a salad, drove to pick them up so they would be hot, all the ingredients were in the middle, oil leaked out of the box all over my back seat. won't be back for awhile .
Been 3 times.


1st time was horrible and left a TA review.
2nd visit was better, not great after people urging me to try it again...may have been on off night.
3rd Visit not good but not terrible. Slow but friendly service and an under cooked pizza.
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What do people like for seafood on south side? We usually do las brisas but want to try something else this time.


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Love the place.

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You could try La Tarraya
Has always struck us as one of the most overrated places we've even eaten at. Yes, unparalleled setting, but the food has always been meh, at best.
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Love the place.



Has always struck us as one of the most overrated places we've even eaten at. Yes, unparalleled setting, but the food has always been meh, at best.
Good for location and drinks...food is very average. Worth a visit for drinks and maybe lunch IMO.
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Has always struck us as one of the most overrated places we've even eaten at. Yes, unparalleled setting, but the food has always been meh, at best.
We have eaten at both - more often at Las Brisas.

The settings are way different. We like both and have had all right food at both. I do like the setting at La Tarraya and plan to eat there again in early December.
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Has always struck us as one of the most overrated places we've even eaten at. Yes, unparalleled setting, but the food has always been meh, at best.[/quote]

la tarraya:

you want relaxed, you are at the right place,
you want faster service sit yourselves on the left side looking from the ocean
close to 2nd street,
outside, but under the roof.
great place for seafood and fish soup,
personally only had bits of the different fried fish and it was good but not cheap.
great prices on soups and wine, in fact least expensive in town.
you expect high class don´t go. 48 years open and running.
one of my favorite places in town,
no hustle ever.
on sundays a lot of mexican families, a little like real mexico.
( that´s what they tell me).
it´s a place for locals, you come for a week,
you might not get into the spirit of it.
great place to get away from the regular all-american, canadian places in town
for a few hours. no music, but the musicians coming by, no tv, but one inside
showing soccer / futbol most afternoons,
you can hear the waves and the different languages you may not understand
and it´s very friendly and relaxing.
some of the boys from mimi del mar and former bad boys working there
as of late as well, plus some more next door at coco loco.
they close around 9 pm if not earlier,
go 4 to sunset to enjoy the scene.
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Has always struck us as one of the most overrated places we've even eaten at. Yes, unparalleled setting, but the food has always been meh, at best.
la tarraya:

you want relaxed, you are at the right place,
you want faster service sit yourselves on the left side looking from the ocean
close to 2nd street,
outside, but under the roof.
great place for seafood and fish soup,
personally only had bits of the different fried fish and it was good but not cheap.
great prices on soups and wine, in fact least expensive in town.
you expect high class don´t go. 48 years open and running.
one of my favorite places in town,
no hustle ever.
on sundays a lot of mexican families, a little like real mexico.
( that´s what they tell me).
it´s a place for locals, you come for a week,
you might not get into the spirit of it.
great place to get away from the regular all-american, canadian places in town
for a few hours. no music, but the musicians coming by, no tv, but one inside
showing soccer / futbol most afternoons,
you can hear the waves and the different languages you may not understand
and it´s very friendly and relaxing.
some of the boys from mimi del mar and former bad boys working there
as of late as well, plus some more next door at coco loco.
they close around 9 pm if not earlier,
go 4 to sunset to enjoy the scene.[/quote]

Great review and spot on
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Has always struck us as one of the most overrated places we've even eaten at. Yes, unparalleled setting, but the food has always been meh, at best.
la tarraya:

you want relaxed, you are at the right place,
you want faster service sit yourselves on the left side looking from the ocean
close to 2nd street,
outside, but under the roof.
great place for seafood and fish soup,
personally only had bits of the different fried fish and it was good but not cheap.
great prices on soups and wine, in fact least expensive in town.
you expect high class don´t go. 48 years open and running.
one of my favorite places in town,
no hustle ever.
on sundays a lot of mexican families, a little like real mexico.
( that´s what they tell me).
it´s a place for locals, you come for a week,
you might not get into the spirit of it.
great place to get away from the regular all-american, canadian places in town
for a few hours. no music, but the musicians coming by, no tv, but one inside
showing soccer / futbol most afternoons,
you can hear the waves and the different languages you may not understand
and it´s very friendly and relaxing.
some of the boys from mimi del mar and former bad boys working there
as of late as well, plus some more next door at coco loco.
they close around 9 pm if not earlier,
go 4 to sunset to enjoy the scene.[/quote]

I called it an unparalleled setting.
You were much more poetic.
I said the food was meh.
You said the fried fish was good but not cheap.
You were much more articulate.

Did I capture the essence?
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Love the place.



(La Tarraya) - Has always struck us as one of the most overrated places we've even eaten at. Yes, unparalleled setting, but the food has always been meh, at best.

Agree 100%.
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We have been to la Tarraya many times over the years and I agree it's fun to be on the beach and the food is relatively cheap for the location but I don't love the food....


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I have had a variety of food at Playa restaurants, much of it low average to high average. I have not gone hungry or had to eat crap for food. I have left food on the plate before, and not because there was too much of it.

I am good with that. Trips to Playa for us now (a 3.5 hour drive from home), are mostly to see friends who live there or are down from the North and to enjoy the ocean.

These are not gastronomic vacations.
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I have had a variety of food at Playa restaurants, much of it low average to high average. I have not gone hungry or had to eat crap for food. I have left food on the plate before, and not because there was too much of it.

I am good with that. Trips to Playa for us now (a 3.5 hour drive from home), are mostly to see friends who live there or are down from the North and to enjoy the ocean.

These are not gastronomic vacations.
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We will go there in early December
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Very disappointed in Don Chendo last night. Ordered 2 pizzas and a salad, drove to pick them up so they would be hot, all the ingredients were in the middle, oil leaked out of the box all over my back seat. won't be back for awhile .
sorry to hear that about Don Chendo. i've never got their food to go. always have eaten in the restaurant. can't wait to eat there in just a little over 3 weeks. love me some meatball pizza, double butter fettucini, and the antipasto salad.
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Thanks for great tips everyone! It's been almost two years since my last trip so updates are needed Keep them coming!
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