Greg said: "Had lunch here again today…..always good….sat outside on a beautiful sunny day. Staff are all great, knowledgable and attentive. Only downside, smokers at the outside tables…..wish restaurants would stand up to smokers…" read more »
We had 3 starters to share – a braised beef in a foldover bread which was OK, a salad which was fresh and good and a cheese and chorizo dish which was very poor and had literally 3 tiny rounds of chorizo in the whole thing. The dishes were average overall but priced apparently reasonably, around $15 each.
Service was very slow and we had to ask for everything each time as they were non-attentive. After we left we realised they had overcharged us $50 on top of our food and wine.
Hit and miss food, slow service and got stung for $50 – which at best was a shoddy error, at worst a ripoff… The Argentinian grill opposite has been consistently better food
This is not a place for large groups at all… Maldito Mendez says they are happy to take bookings for groups of eight or more but the service my party received definitely says otherwise. It was a terrible experience from start to finish. After being informed by Ponsonby Central that Maldito would handle the booking for my group, I never received a promised call from the restaurant. When I eventually did chase it up, I booked for my party and then received a call saying there was a minimum spend per person. Though this spend was within the bounds of what was normal to spend on a meal, it was a bit on the nose being informed of this after the fact of booking. Come the night of the dinner, the supposed private dining room resembled a store cupboard, complete with cardboard boxes and fire extinguishers and other patrons coming through to use the bathroom or exit. And the service we received from the staff matched it perfectly. Drinks were ordered and set down at the end of the table for us to figure out whose was what. Plates of food were literally thrown across the table at my guests. The Manager had the worst manners of any of the wait staff – surly and sarcastic for no apparent reason. The final insult was dealt when the waitress lost track of who had paid for what on the bill and demanded a mystery $15 and told us it was our fault for being a large group. The experience we had at this place was so bad it is actually still a talking point between us!
Restrained prices on adequate portions of great food, friendly staff, not a paper plate in sight, several beers and wines on tap as well as by the bottle. Photocopied paper menus so I guess the food on offer changes often – as it should if it’s going to be fresh and in season.
Not the most friendly of hosts. Order at the counter when we are seating outside. PAPER plates! Sloppy service. Not a fan at all!
Wow , stunningly good food, we had the duck – delicious , the spicy fish very tasty and the leek and cheese empanada yum .Service quick , staff friendly . We sat outside for lunch, really nice environment , there is a long table inside in a private area which we were told we could request for a large group – perfect.
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