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Anadalucia - tapas in Lincoln Square and the worst service known to man


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Anadalucia - tapas in Lincoln Square and the worst service known to man

jblagg | Jan 16, 2004 09:52 AM

Last night i went to try Anadalucia, a fairly new tapas place under the Montrose el stop. I think it was the worst service I've ever had. To be fair, the restaurant was crowded, but it does not excuse the poor service. We were seated for 20 minutes before anyone acknowledged us or took our orders. After we ordered, our 2 cold tapas came out after about 30 minutes. After an hour and a forty-five minutes, our warms tapas finally arrived, and that was only after I got up and complained to the owner. Btw, the owner wasn't helping the wait staff at all and berated our waiter in front of us for not bringing us our bread and because we had not gotten our food, but that was really a kitchen issue. The owner did bring us some olives to say he was sorry, but he sort of chastised me for not saying something sooner in a way that implied it was my fault we hadn't gotten our food (all at the table felt that way).

On to the food. The prices were very reasonable. We ordered 6 tapas, and to be honest, I can't remember everything we ordered because it took so long to get everything! For the cold tapas, we had the Serrano ham, which was good, and some potatoes that were like potato salad, which was not so great. For hot tapas, we had a steak skewer, broiled mushrooms, goat cheese in marinara sauce, and the salmon, which we never got. The steak skewer was billed as coming with caramelized onions, and it did not and came with fried cubed potatoes instead - okay but nothing remarkable. The broiled mushrooms that were just okay, too. The goat cheese was very good, as were the marinated olives the owner gave us.

We wanted to order dessert, but we also wanted to get home by midnight (we arrived at 7:30).

I might give it another shot, but I’m not sure. Has anyone else tried this place?

1820 W. Montrose Ave

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