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Mijita Update--No Improvement

farmersdaughter | Oct 13, 200403:45 PM

I went to Mijita for lunch yesterday to see if there's been any improvement since the first negative reviews when it opened a couple months ago—bottom line, the food is too pricey for generally average quality and the service is not good.

The line was very long and growing (I arrived at noon) and they still only had one register open. They did not open the second register by the "takeout" window even though they had two people at the one cash register. Both of the people "at" the register got my order wrong; I had to order it with the first person, who neglected to enter it into the register, and then he wandered off to hand out menus in the line, so I had to repeat it to the second person at the register. She ended up entering it incorrectly so after a 10 minute wait for the food (that has improved a bit since August at least) I ended up with one correct item and one incorrect item. When I explained the error in the order to the two people handing out the food (I was a bit annoyed due to my lousy experience at the register but was by no means anything other than visibly impatient) one of the women handing out the food was reluctant to do anything to fix the order, then when I started to complain about this and ask for my money back on that item at least, her annoyance level with me increased and she told one of the line guys to fix it, saying something in my direction (slightly under her breath but obviously intending me to hear) about there being no need to get upset, or words to that effect (I couldn't hear them clearly due to the noise level), but to me this comment was unneccessary given that I was actually pretty calm about the screw up and was in the process of giving them some options at the time to fix it.

I had a carne asada taco and a quesadilla. For $4, the taco was very expensive for a taco with only meat, onion, cilantro and salsa (for about $3 you can get a great one in the Mission that included cheese and guac too). The meat was extremely tough and dried out. The salsa was bland and sweet. The only plus was that the corn tortilla was pretty good. The quesadilla was on the greasy side but I liked the masa. It too was very small for the price. The salsas on the table are not very palatable. All in all, any tacqueria in the Mission could do better for way less with one hand tied behind their back. I won't go back to Mijita unless I don't have the ability to veto the plan.

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