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La Especial Norte DOWNHILL ALERT

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La Especial Norte DOWNHILL ALERT

ChefToy | May 17, 2004 08:59 AM

Ok I will post this again since it was deleted by the chowteam. Why, I am not sure.

Headed into encinitas to try out La Especial Norte with my wife and 3year old pup. arived at about 1:15pm was seated at about 1:20 ordered a shrimp cocktail, and 2 soups. 5 minute, 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes.... nothing. My pup is now going crazy so my wife takes him outside... another 10 minutes nothing, ahhh wait after 45 minutes I get my shrimp cocktail one soup... I get up and walk over to the hostess to point out how long we waited and that I would like to speak to the Manager or Owner. She informed me that I could complain to her, she was the owners daughter. She than said "We dont care, my dads going to be leaving soon and we are going to sell it and make alot of money, we get lots of complaints"

at that point, I said just give me my menudo to go thats all I am paying for. that took another 10 minutes.

I hope someone knows Angel Salazar and will pass on what his daughter said to me.... Its a shame that a father worked so hard to build something that is now running quickly downhill.

while my wife was outside, she met a couple leaving that waited an hour for their food.

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