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Cuchi Cuchi

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Damn I'm Hungry | | Aug 29, 2005 10:31 AM

I referred a friend to this place as a cozy little bar with good finger foods, from things I have read off of this board.

The service was so bad I don't even know how the food was, because there were numerous complaints...

First, she said that after a lengthy wait they sat down and were going to order something... as they placed their order they were instructed that there was a $20 order per person minimum when sitting at a table, drinks not included... Now I can understand if someone goes to an expensive restaurant with 10 people and each person orders soup and salad, but I've seen cuchi cuchi's menu online and most items are under $10... which basically means you have to order 3 entrees just to sit down? that is out of control...

Second issue was that she was asked for a credit card to be held in the event that she had more drinks than she had money for... now i have no real beef with this, i mean you could ask for the money up front, as some people could interpret this as mildly insulting, but this is not the worst request that could be made.

However, what does make this bad is that when they asked for the bill, the person holding the card (only holding it because THEY asked) swiped the card and charged the bill. They wanted to pay cash and were not asked or made aware that it would be put on the credit card.

I know I won't be going there personally...

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