Lakewood >Food & Dining > Las Margaritas at Belmar
Great food and atmosphere! Will be coming back here often!
DON'T GO. The margaritas where like having water... Guacamole tasteless. Expensive. And the worst THE MANAGER rude, impolite, he doesn't care about the customers. Don't waste your money and time.
Don't waste your time and money.
The manager of the place is very rude and doesn't care if you are happy with your meal. Lots of negative experiences here...and I gave it plenty of chances.
One of my first bad experiences was trying the Mole. The menu described it as 'breast of chicken in a mole sauce and smothered in cheese'. Well, smothered might sound like a bit much, but when the food came there was no cheese at all. I asked the waiter about it and literally had to argue that there was supposed to be cheese. I complained to the manager who really just gave me a 'look' and ignored me. I wrote about my experience through their website, and recieved a reply nearly 2 weeks later. The reply offered me a 'special discount' reserved for regular customers, and I was supposed to recieve some sort of card. Well, the card never came. I asked about it at the restaurant, and was told that they 'no longer do that'.
I tried eating there a few more times, because I did like the salsa...but then they started to charge extra for it. On my last visit my food was served cold...not warm or even luke warm...cold. I walked out and never returned.
Las Margaritas is destined to go out of business, and when it happens I will have a smile on my face.
I have never walked out of a restaurant before or since eating here.
Lets start with the staff:
Of the three staff members my party dealt with, the host was quite nice, the server was rather prickly, and the manager out-right rude.
The food at Las Margaritas hardly deserves to be considered Mexican in origin. Each dish served seemed to contain copious amounts of salt and garlic tossed on greasy meat with little chili powder and cumin. Ever side seemed to be bargin canned food quality, lacking any depth of flavor or unique texture. On top of that was the most droopy and soggy lettuce this side of a McDonalds.
The tortilla soup was a joke. Canned chicken-noodle with a some corn tortillas tossed in to fulfill it's name-sake. Served slightly-warm with the exquisite taste of processed canned soup.
Some reviewers touted the food as "unique". However, this food is no different from what is found freezer Isle of an American supermarket. If you want avant garde, head into downtown with a copy of 5280, find some random dining location that has a good rating and eat there. You are more likely to impressed by the "unique" qualities of such an establishment rather than an faux Mexican dining experience tailored to keep uninformed moms and their kids heading back to their freezer for some chimmy-changas.
Nasty attitude from manager.. Ordered a drink for $6 and was packed over the rim of the glass with ice. Told the server who cared about as much as the shark jaws letting you live that I wanted to have the drink made over and he just joked about it. The food was at best a Zero. Little meat with smaller taste and taco's that were messy as a mud bath. The burritos were made by what seemed like a small child-meaning very flat and tasteless and tiny. The manager does not care so why would you think the cooks would? Do yourself a good deed and save your money from a nothing place---You can thank me later when you meet me in a real Mexican restaurant that has better than Zero food. They charge way too much for the food anyway!
This was one of my all time favorite places to go and hang out with friends and family. Since the management has changed. There seems to be a lack of quality and consideration for what customers like. This once was a place where cleanliness and extraordinary food was always served. Customers were taken care of and wanted to return again and again.
Today there was a change in menu too.
No more Pazoli ! Yikes that has been on the menu for as long as I can remember. It is those little things, that makes a difference. Prices were raised. That is to be expected in these times. I would hope that he food quality and the concern for their customers should improve then??? Also they have provided music in the summers outside on their patio. That I think will be a thing of the past too. All I know is that I will no longer recommend this one time amazing restaurant.
So sad because I can always remember this place being full on wekends. Brunch was so great to be a part of. No longer
This past weekend Saturday! I thought I would try the restaurant again. It has changed so much. Depends on who is managing that makes the difference. The day I was in it was Jorge. He seems friendly but slow and unaware of what is going on around him. That does not make a good fit for a customer to see.
The wait staff seems to care more then he does. I had to wait at least 15- 20 minutes for a drink. My meal came before it. Then the drink was horrible and had to send it back. Will not return when this man is there.
Sorry to say I have talked to friends and family that say this location has gone down hill more. Only saving grace is the staff run by Julio and Chris. They seem to know how to care for others. Like back in the day when this location first began.
I guess you can say its just another Mexican Restaurant.
Will be looking for a new one to spend my time and money and share with friends.
Focused On Decor & Not Food. I had a Chili Relleno Plate. It was tasty for the most part. The rellenos themselves had a little too much cheese and not enough chilie. It was wrapped in what seemed to be an egg roll wrapping which gave it an odd texture. They also didn't have enough green chilie smothered on top. The service was very fast. Overall they were good but not delicious. The prices are too expensive for the quality & portion size of the food. I would not recommend this restaurant.
good food good atmosphere. Nicely decorated, good service, great food! We eat there a lot!
BURITTO OR DEATH? U DECIDE. DO NOT EAT HERE! this place is not sanitary, AND the management is one of the worst ive ever encountered! My husband went to the bathroom, and saw the cook in the cook coming out of the stall, and to make it even more uncomfortable. he picked is nose, THEN WENT BACK TO WORK AND DIDNT WASH HIS HANDS! omg! then to top it off we said something to the owner, and he said he didnt believe it, his staff wiould never do that. I just remeber back when another restaurant spread hepititus A, due to particles of FECAL MATTER getting into the food...and 3 people DIED. Im sorry, i might be over reacting, but my life is more important, than some below average burrito. DISGUSTING!
GREAT food and atmosphere!. My husband and I first dined at Las Margaritas about a year and a half ago and it quickly became one of our favorite restaurants. The food is different than your typical tex-mex. It tastes fresher and has a more unique/bold flavor. The margaritas are all fantastic. We love it!!!
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