Ol mexico my favorite restaurant. My fiance and I Love this place, it has the best Mexican food in the twin cities and it is reasonably priced. You have the freedom to create your own combination or order one of their suggested menu items. I usually have a chimichanga with rice and beans and always have plenty left over to take home. I had my friends surprise 30th birthday in the party room and it was a huge success. I have come to know some of the staff and they great! I strongly recommend, it is a great night out plus they always seem to have some kind of special going on.
Great Food, Price, Service and a Great Place to Have a Party.
I have been to Ol' Mexico several times for both family dining and Happy Hour. Most recently I hosted a baby shower there and can I just say it was outstanding!
One of the only restaurants that doesn't have a minimum purchase requirement since they don't charge for the private seating area.
We had a reservation for 24 people, they called me to confirm a week in advance just to double check the head count, and when I arrived they had tables all set up and arranged for us.
The Mother-To-Be wanted the tables arranged a little differently and they had no problem accomodating her. We were able to decorate, and play games. It was a blast.
Also, I have to give great praises to Karen our server. Most of the time when gratuity is already included for large parties, the service can be lacking since they aren't earning the tip, but she was great. I never felt that our party was neglected even though she had other customers. It was a great experience, the food was awesome, and the price was right!
Great Mexican food -With a great atmosphere too!. The food was a great experience- Love the maragritas and the bartenders don't skimp on the alcohol like lots of other places. The servers earn their tips ( unless you're a cheapskate DS and don't leave one) I'd love to work there just for the fun it looks like one could have-I'm to old though, although I have many friends that are servers and they make more money then a 9-5 so called" non-shitty job". I'd take the serving and being able to socialize at the sometime, making more money then I would looking like a monkey- What could be better.
Mediocre food, weak drinks, worse service. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants years ago, but the last two times I've gone the food has been mediocre, and recently my friend and I both commented that their margaritas were weak. A disappointment considering it has such potential.
Great place when silver spoon not working. A bussness like this you think it would be a bout money and that means take care of customers people don`t come there no more because of certian employee`s and you have to know because of money made when they work looked at these comments and just can`t believe you would let a place be run like that you have some of the best help and some of the worse and should take a good look family or not because is going to catch up sooner then later the way see it going too bad for place at one time was so good !!!!!!!!!!!!
Great prices and portions. Very compairable to food I've eaten while in the south west. Consistant and tastie!
Woudn't go back at gunpoint!.
Ok, when we arrived, the place was hopping. The hostess greeted us warmly and on our way to the table, said "You're in luck, the Mariachi band is just starting!"
Who doesn't love Mariachi? We were happily seated near the wedding reception and the guests of which were eating delicioso mucho! Since we were seated with only the drink/app menu, we waited (too long) for a server to deliver the actual menu. Ricardo took our drink order (a beer and a rocks margarita. Beer arrived fine, margarita arrived blended - then promptly returned to sender for the aforementioned rocks) Chips and salsa.... cold, saltless chips, watery, flavorless (not a single chunk of tomato or onion) salsa. We then asked if we could get a "hotter" salsa, and were graced with THE SAME SALSA plus tabasco sauce. Also ordered the guacamole. Joke, right? Mashed avacado with topped with tomato. Ugh, gross... though we made the best of it and mixed the "hot" salsa and guacamole to make it remotely edible.
Then dinner arrived. I ordered a chicken chile relleno - blah, and beef and cheese tostada. blah... Husband ordered a "spicy" beef and cheese chimichanga. double blah... what is their idea of spicy? Gross...
When Ricardo returned to see two full plates and a couple of very unhappy diners, he asked "How are you doing" we relied "Well, it's not what we were expecting" Ricardo: "You don't like it"? Us: "It's just not good!" Ricardo: " Do you want a box?" HUH?????
No, we don't want a box.... I wouldn't feed my dog the leftovers.... this is is just plain gross....
Please, don't bring your friends here.... head to Mi Casita's in Scandia or Don Julio's in Forest Lake. These two places actually have well seasoned and delicious food, pleasant service and great prices.... skip the big names and FIND A FAMILY RUN CUCINA!!
Great Food, Better Staff.
I had read some reviews on sites like this one that had mixed opinions about the food taste and wait staff attentiveness, but being as we were in the mood for mexican food, we decided to try for ourselves.
I took my girlfriend out on a friday night (around 8pm) and there was no wait...probably because the place was so big. We chose to sit in a lounge area surrounding the bar because it had a restaurant feel but also plenty of large tvs for me to watch the game. Our waiter (I think Shawn was his name) greeted us immediately and explained in great detail the vast margarita menu. My girlfriend and I both ordered patron margaritas of the month as recommended by our server and they were large, cold, and fantastic! We then proceeded to order off of the large menu featuring a pretty standard collection of mexican entre's. I chose the chicken chimichanga, and my girlfriend chose the taco salad with beef. The food was delicious! the plate was large and complimented by rice and beans for me, and my girlfriend was very satisfied with he salad (though we recomend using the salsa as a dressing). As far as mexican restaurants go, this is one of the better ones I've been too.
And as far as the waitstaff is concerned, our waiter Shawn was one of the most attentive and helpful waiters I have ever had. Now I know this could have been a fluke experience, or we may have gotten lucky in the rotation of waiters buzzing about, but we were very pleased with our service and will be requesting the same waiter when we visit again very soon!
Thank you Ol' Mexico!
Mediocre food, waiter disappeared. Tried it 3 times. Bland food. Margaritas are huge to hid fact they are weak. Last time I specifically mentioned we were in a hurry, ordered immediately, got food, and we never saw our waiter again. I had to walk around to find someone to pay. Other patrons were lined up in the lobby trying to find someone to pay so they could leave. The waitstaff just disappeared!
Great Service, Great Mexican Food, Tons of Seating. If you're looking for a casual dining experience with excellent food, this is the place. The food was some of the best Mexican food I've had in quite a while. We went on a Friday Night and didn't have to wait to be seated due in large part to their large dining area. The service was great, the restaurant was clean, and the meal was resonably priced. (about $8-$15 a plate) The only thing I would advise is piecing together your meal as opposed to ordering the prearranged, "numbered" meals. You can get the same exact meal for cheaper this way.
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