Newbie2011 wrote:Overhyped , overpriced, overrated.
Steak=leathery, salsa=tasteless(all onions!), Nachos loaded again with onions, sprinkle of beef over a mound of chips dry, dry, dry!Where's the cheese!? Oh that premade cheese goo from a can... real authentic. $300?! What's that dressing on the salad? Smells like it came from a shoe. Tacos: what? more onions and dry ground beef.
Atmosphere: great but A/C inside could have been stonger. I know it's outdoorsy but close the damn doors, some like to eat in a cool confine.
Service: Attentive, fast. but i counted 6 staff! for such a tiny place? This might work in Danshui where your rent is cheaper but Tianmu?
Great location and facility but that was pretty well Sababa's doing. Too bad they had to go, far better food and inxepensive.
Owner: you'd better take heed, Tianmu is a different animal. No touristy types here like in Danshui.
Your Salsa sauce is terrible, tasteless, all onions no tomatoes. Too much onions in general. Meat: dry , tasteless.
Price: expensive, Dinner for two $800 no alcohol.
Have to agree. I just went (Danshui) for the third time and was disappointed yet again, although all my Taiwanese friends seem to like it. I sat there thinking "hmm ... I can do it better than that" - which wouldn't normally bother me, except that it ain't cheap; you expect something just a cut above the average. And yet again, no guacamole because avocadoes are "out of season". Come on, guys, it's a bloody Mexican restaurant. That's like a McDonalds without secret sauce, or a KFC without rat heads. Get a DHL account and have them flown in from whereever you have to.
The salsa is ... well, it's not bad (I think it's supposed to be salsa roja
?) but it would be nice to see a bit more variety, at least some salsa cruda
on the table. The chili one tastes like bottled taco sauce. The portions are a little stingy, except for one or two dishes which are plumped up with far too much rice to make them look bigger. The fajitas I had this time were distinctly uninspiring - a few sad little bits of chicken stir-fried with some onions.
On the bright side, the margaritas were awesome (although no Triple Sec, as far as I could tell), and the presentation, service and ambience are just fine.
Basically, if I were paying NT$129 a head for a Taco Bell-style meal, I'd have no complaints at all. Three stars out of five. Maybe I've been spoiled living in Taiwan with so many great restaurants, but if I get a tex-mex craving in future, I'll be using my own kitchen.
Can't help wondering if Eddy has left the Danshui store to its own devices, and the staff are just making it up as they go along.
And yeah ... Sababa was just amazing. What on earth happened to them?