Jose and Sons review

 I went with one of my friends to Jose and Sons Mexican restaurant on Glenwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road. I picked this place as I'd hear a lot of good things about it, and we were there early before the place got busy. 

We were not impressed. The server was slow to get us our drinks, and did not get us chips and salsa, bur I could see his other tables got chips and salsa - turns out it was from a runner. We got ours eventually, (not from the server) but the first five minutes of our meal, we just stared at a bowl of guac and our two waters. No matter, maybe he was new. Maybe the kitchen was frying a new batch of chips. Maybe the bartender was new. While waiting, we noticed that the place looked like it needed new paint. In our booth, the pink paint was chipping off the wall. I was confused, because I thought they just moved here from downtown. They didn't even give the place a new coat of paint before moving in?

The chips were warm, not hot, and the salsa was very sweet. Reminded me much more like a sweet pasta sauce instead of a salsa. Is this their normal? We finally got our drinks. I got a beer and they got a margarita. The margarita, like the salsa, was way too sweet. The beer was just in a can. I know I didn't buy draft, but it would have been nice to have the beer presented in a glass, or the can and empty glass for me to pour into.

After a fair amount of waiting, we got our tacos. I unrolled my silverware from the napkin, and there was still food on the fork. I waited to see if the server would come back to make sure the food was good, then eventually decided to go to the hostess stand for another set of silverware. As I was about to stand up, the server appeared and asked if I wanted another beer. I said that I was going to get another silverware since the dishwashing machine missed this fork. He said that he would get me another, then walked in the opposite direction. I could see the silverware. So, I started in on my tacos, waiting to get my silverware for my plate of rice and beans. After some time, the server appeared to deliver drinks to another table, wait on a third, and then get me some clean silverware.

My friend ordered another margarita, and it was much worse than the first. Had way too much margarita mix. It took so long to get the drink (delivered by a runner or the bartender, still we've not had anything given to us from the server except our waters, first round of drinks and my silverware) that we were about through eating anyway. The food was average to below average.

We were very disappointed, as we don't go out a ton (once every two weeks) and we wouldn't go back. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

I just got my credit card statement. They changed the tip that I wrote on the tip line, increasing the total. Wow. Never again.


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