SAT: Popular Places You Don't Like?
Would love to know...
One for me is La Fogata, Fair Food/Service, Overpriced
What are some of yours?
I like La Fogata, certainly not the best food for the price, but a classic SA place, great to take out-of-towners and the food's at least decent.
TaiPei is "popular" and gets write-ups as the best Chinese rest in SA, I thought it was awful, too americanized.
Paesano's I can't stand. Overpriced, pretentious and the food isn't that great (I've only been to the new one on 1604).
Godai sushi was the #1 Japanese in Zagats, I thought it wasn't very good, didn't even have "real" crab.
I'm sure I'll think of some others (I've only lived here since January).
That's a tough one. I thought I was picky until you asked. The only ones that pop up are Los Barrios, Mamas, Rudys, Earl Abels (used to be good) and Mi Tierras. Although I love the chicken enchiladas nest door at sister restaurant, La Margarita.
I may get kicked out of SA for some of these, but I stand by my recommendations:
Bill Miller BBQ - the central commissary concept of food preparation results in terrible ribs and mushy brisket.
Hung Fong - This place is still here???
DeWese's - It lost its charm well before I was born (early 60s)
Boudro's - Why is this restaurant on so many best-of lists? So they've perfected table-side guac...WTF?
Ruth's Chris - My own personal Ponderosa...yawn.
La Fogata - Way too big for it's own good. Give me the 70's small-scale version and quality and I'll bite.
I agree with you on Hung Fong.It isn't great chinese food.Have had some stuff better at the buffets I have visited.
I like the atmosphere at the Hacienda Los Barrios onRedland Road,being in the country and all.However I don'tthink the food is that spectacular.I like Tomitillos on Broadway better.
De Wese's Tip Top Cafe on fredricksburg wasn't bad when I ate there.Never been to La Fogata ,Ruth's Chris or Mi Tierra.Heard Teka Molino is better.