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Topic: New Mexican Restaurant
Posted By: Algarveaddick
Subject: New Mexican Restaurant
Date Posted: 31/March/2016 at 11:56
Noticed that there is a new Mexican Restaurant opening tomorrow in the old town. Named Il Cantino, it is where the American Diner used to be - across the road from the back of The Bank. Not cheap, but a decent looking menu. Just hope it is better quality than the underwhelming Mi Sombrero.



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Posted By: Big Col
Date Posted: 31/March/2016 at 12:14
Ironically we have had a couple of meals in Mi Sombrero with no complaints although we haven't been since 2014.

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Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 31/March/2016 at 12:42
Our vegetarian friends really like it too Col, but when we went - also 2014 I think - we thought €8 for a bowl of doritos with a spoonful of salsa on it was robbery, and my fajita had a couple of strips of watery chicken in it, along with a jalapeno but no sauce to speak of, and refried beans that were more like lumpy gravy...      


Posted By: ClaireKildare
Date Posted: 31/March/2016 at 13:15
I think you must have got them on a bad day Algarveaddick, we go to Mi Sombrero all the time and love it!!


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 31/March/2016 at 13:42
Still eight quid for a bowl of crisps though Claire...


Posted By: Big Col
Date Posted: 31/March/2016 at 13:50
Originally posted by Algarveaddick Algarveaddick wrote:

Our vegetarian friends really like it too Col, but when we went - also 2014 I think - we thought €8 for a bowl of doritos with a spoonful of salsa on it was robbery, and my fajita had a couple of strips of watery chicken in it, along with a jalapeno but no sauce to speak of, and refried beans that were more like lumpy gravy...      

You have a good memory Perry, I can't remember what I ate yesterday  LOL


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Colin


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 31/March/2016 at 15:34
It was so poor it's seared in my memory Col...


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 11/July/2016 at 14:58
Finally tried it on Saturday. Better than Mi Sombrero, but not fantastic. I would go again if someone else wanted to, but would not recommend it to anyone.

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Go away Duchatalet


Posted By: enrique
Date Posted: 12/July/2016 at 14:46
Whats the name of the big new restaurant , where the Kilt and the ?, used to be on the strip, looks really good


Posted By: cameroncleggout
Date Posted: 12/July/2016 at 15:43
Urban Pizza I believe, I past it a couple of weeks ago and it was very busy

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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 12/July/2016 at 16:06
Yes, Ricardo is there overseeing, he is from the family that owns it as well as Cabana Fresca and Flavours, he used to be overseeing CB but he's moved across to this their latest addition.

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Andrew


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 13/July/2016 at 08:22

Personally it's another I avoid, mate. "Bruschetta" made from pitta bread, "focaccia" made from regular pizza base and Hawaiian pizza with no ham is not my idea of what makes a good pizza restaurant. Oh and €3 for a jug of water that at best has come from a 45c. 5 litre container doesn't help either. 

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Go away Duchatalet


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 13/July/2016 at 08:41
I thought the Hawaiian was missing the pineapple? ;-)

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Andrew


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 13/July/2016 at 13:23
I think they would if they thought they could get away with it...

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Go away Duchatalet


Posted By: newkid
Date Posted: 16/July/2016 at 12:36
I think CF is missing Ricardo really badly, service standards have plummeted

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Posted By: tonisdad
Date Posted: 16/July/2016 at 14:22
We thought the service at Urban Pizza was very poor. Only about a dozen in but it was like pulling teeth ordering and then trying to get some condiments.
Seemed like the staff were more intersted in larking about and posing.


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 16/July/2016 at 16:54
Originally posted by newkid newkid wrote:

I think CF is missing Ricardo really badly, service standards have plummeted


Couldn't agree more. It used to be quite classy, a treat to dine there, now it's lost all its sparkle and atmosphere, no one treats you like a valued customer, it's like your just a pawn in the game and they want to get to the end game. We used to know many of the staff, to be recognised and greeted as a friend was great, that's all gone, it's become a run of the mill tourist restaurant, it really is missing Ricardo, no doubt about it.

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Andrew


Posted By: newkid
Date Posted: 16/July/2016 at 17:41
Spot on. We used to go first night and last night, every trip. Now I'm just another tourist in just another tourist restaurant. Nothing special any more about the place. At least Cais Velho are always pleased to see us.


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Posted By: jantien
Date Posted: 16/July/2016 at 19:14
We come there often for lunch, the great vieuw and a nice glass of beer for a Nice price.
For many years now.
Never for diner, once they want to put us with 5 people at a small round tabel and that was not acceptable, but they want to give us no other table!
The people who works in the daytime, they know you and they are friendly and kind as Always.
But the food they served is becoming so bad......for example, the sate. They were Always very delicieus but now...the meat t is fabric mate, very dry and taste so very bad.
Baguettes are not crispy and I can going on that wat.
Is's a Shame for such a Nice place as iT was.
I hope this Will change but I don't believe in it.

Sorry for my English



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