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camarones and service a la diabla-Playa azul


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camarones and service a la diabla-Playa azul

zim | | Nov 5, 2001 10:50 AM

so yesterday we were entertaining my sister in law and her two kids and were down in pilsen looking at day of the dead altars.

we decided to hit playa azul for lunch. Granted 3 adult and 4 gringo kids approaching aren't the party that are gonna make most places waitstaff jump for joy and there were some language issues but:

cheese enchiladas came with chicken after specifically ordering without chicken

3 orange juices came to the table a 3 cans of orange crush (this query -do you have orange juice was actually conducted in spanish)

my sister-in-laws order of snapper was completely forgotten. At first we thought that this had to do with slightly longer cooking time on the snapper then the other dishes but as the meal progressed i asked the waitress, who pointed out on the menu what we had ordered but then we saw her go over and place the order to the kitchen(after we had eaten most of our other entrees)

on the plus side my camarones (off the specials board) were great. I am not one to reach for a second drink because of spice level easily but this order did. The shrimp were tender and cooked nicely and the sauce was so nice i was putting it on everything i could find. Sure I ate my rice withthe sauce, and tortillas of course, But i caught myself dipping an avacado slice in there as well. The empanada de camaron was also tasty with nice bits of onion and cilantro in the filling with the seafood.

So my question is - was the service an isolated incident or have others had the same experience? I would hate not to go for those shrimp again.

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