Raleigh >Dos Taquitos Mexican Restaurant
I love this place and it's where I choose to take my kids (teens) for special occasions when I want to have fun! They don't take reservations, but you can have one of their fabulous margaritas while you wait!
We ate there tonight and it was great! Portions are smallish for the price but I am counting calories so I was thankful. I will certainly go back there.
Needs Improvement. Ok, Just ok, Not bad, not good
Are you kidding me?. Not able to rate this place. Tried to go for lunch today. After the "hostess" finally told the other end of the phone to hold a sec she had ANOTHER customer, we were sat in what felt like a dark hole and left there to wonder. After 10 or so mins. of being ignored we got up and left. The only saving grace was that we had enough time to figure out that the place I had heard so very many positive things about, is actually extremely limited and expensive so I guess they did us a favor. Read that they are now open for lunch every day but require a $10.00 donation. And you can only order from the dinner menu on Saturday all day. Best of luck. Relish next door was a delight.
Not a single propitious moment!.
Not a single propitious moment! To say they fell short is generous… they forgot their shoes at home. I created this account with the sole purpose of leaving a negative review. My true Mexican dining connoisseurs (one with negative remarks above) got it just right.
Hostesses? El Terrible! Specifically the Latina. They quoted a 45 minute wait… Reasonable. Even offered to take our phone number… above reasonable. Waiting two hours (honest, no exaggeration), only to have someone steal our reservation… inconceivable! Yet, through some majestic negotiating by the clever reservation thief, we were blamed!
Bar/2 hour wait- So we spent some time at the bar, waiting for the inevitable phone call not to arrive. The beer selection was poor, as they decided to focus their energies on fancy mojitos, margaritas, and any combination of spice and liquor with a bourgeoisie element, that would make any true Mexican cringe. Asking for their most exotic beer, I received a beer that the tasteless “king of beers” would trump any day. This had me hoping that the King of Beers was coming in and the Paupers of Beers (their beer list)fleeing. That, of course, led to thoughts of Communism, deep down knowing that only a tyrannical communist leader could turn this experience to a positive one. I have never felt such patriotism at a Mexican bar. Oh, also, did I mention that it took them a timed 22 minutes to bring us chips and salsa that wasn’t free… $6.
Décor- Frou-Frou esque. It was a dusty hodgepodge of what us Americans think Mexican restaurants should look like, and what the few Mexicans in the back convinced them to be true.
Seating- Once I voiced my displeasure with the hostess on the seating debacle, her being convinced we were to blame, we were sat in the middle of the walk way, having them pulled an attached two by two table from a six top.
(Im hoping my displeasure, NAY! disgust is perceptible)
Waiter- By now it’s much later in the evening. Hes overworked, and had no patience, courtesy, or any general couth left in him to deal with the general public. Didn’t refill our overpriced chips, took a significant amount of time to put in our drink order, making a flirty stop at the hostess stand beforehand, and once our food arrived, didn’t check on us, leaving us to fend for silverware. We had a couple of friends join us, only further irritating the server, which he made most obvious come time to split the check.
Food- Marginal at best! Not worth paying $14 for two tacos and rice on top of $6 basket of chips. I was not impressed with the portion size, the temperature, and most importantly, the flavoring. By this point I am starving, and the two day old slice of pizza at the 7/11 would have sufficed.
The only positive attribute this restaurant can boast, and even that came at a glimpse, was the smiling Hispanic gentleman that brought us the food.
Bullet Point Summary- I really got going there, huh?
Hostesses- Terrible. Especially the Latina. You’ll see!
Ambiance/décor- dusty and tacky
Food- Marginal at best
Price- gotta take a second mortgage!
Terrible service, Decent food, Overpriced.
I went to Dos Taquitos on Creedmoor Road for the first time. I was pretty excited, because they way I've heard people talk about it, it seemed like it should be a pretty amazing place.
I should have known customer service would be lax at best when we entered the restaurant and the hostess looked at us then continued a conversation with another girl, hugged and kissed her cheek before even speaking a word to us.
Finally we were seated. I like quirkiness as much as the next gal, but the haphazardly set up tables and the immense darkness was nothing more than annoying after the first 30 seconds. Add to that the A/C wasn't on and it was a stagnant 80 degrees inside.
It took 10 minutes for the server to even come by to say "I'll be with you in a couple of minutes." (During this 10 minute period, multiple other employees walked by us, but I suppose since we were not in their section, we were of no consequence. No team work at this restaurant, I guess.) Five minutes later, he shows back up, gets out drink orders and runs off without asking if we want to order dinner. Ten more minutes go by, and we get our beers. We still haven't ordered, but we've been ready... Nope. He scampers off again. Several more minutes go by and swings by to say, again, "Be with you in a couple of minutes."
At this point we are contemplating leaving. We are both restaurant managers and usually give most servers and restaurants the benefit of the doubt, but this was getting ridiculous. We decided that if we were at least half way finished with our beers by the time he returned, we would just get our check and leave. He got back just in the nick of time.
The food took about 15 minutes, which compared to lack of promptness we had seen so far, this was actually a pleasant surprise. Our dinners were decent, but not nearly worth the price. Fairly tasty, but no better than any other Mexican restaurant.
We usually like to hang out and drink a few more drinks (hence, more revenue for the restaurant) but the service was so poor and the atmosphere so uninviting that we just wanted to get out to go hang out somewhere else - which we did.
I will definitely not be back. Even if the food had been to die for, I still can't get past how nonchalant and unprofessional the staff is, and what poor customer service is provided.
Great Atmosphere, Not so Great Customer Service.
I have eaten at this restaurant 2 times and I have to admit that I will not be going back. The atmosphere is amazing, especially at night - very fun, stimulating and enjoyable - BUT, I felt that the food was not worth the price.
I have eaten at many mexican restaurants and I have to say that I would have preferred a good ole' combination platter for 8.99 compared to the fish tacos I got here for $16.
Lastly, my last visit was with a small party. It took about an hour after being seated to be served our entrees and after we were done and checks were paid, we were sitting and visiting. Around 2 hours after being initially seated, we were asked to either move to the bar or leave because they needed the tables. I have NEVER been asked to leave a restaurant - whether people were still waiting to be seated or not, it is called common courtesy and good customer service.
Due to this incident, I do not plan on going back. I'll stick with my combination platters, thank you.
Dos Toquitos Centro!.
Great food, fabulous atmosphere, friendly service and L O V E the Mariachi Band serenade while eating 7 moles!( I find it slightly irritating that people tend to review mostly after a bad experience. But rarely when it's great!)
This place earns it's five stars.
Great atmosphere, good food. Great atmosphere, good food. Try the Carne Asada, it's great.Can get very busy, so get there early.
Over-rated. I met some girlfriends for a much needed night out. We were seated outside, and I was glad b/c it was SSSSOOOO dark, I wouldn't have wanted to be indoors. We arrived at 7:00, and it was AT LEAST 8:15 before we EVER saw our food (on a Monday night). We had to hunt down our server to order (of course he was giving us our "time" to chat he said). The food was "OK" I thought. Certainly NOT worth the price. We paid separately, and after tip for my 1 menu item and 1 sangria, I totaled at $25. Nothing to break the bank, but overpriced for what it is in my opinion. I will not return.
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