We went to Bistro Mexciana on November 2, 2012, for dinner. The food is very good, and offers a nice variety.
I ordered the taco salad. On the menu, the description states that the salad comes "with your choice of chicken, steak, or chili". When I ordered, the server asked which option I would like, and I chose the chicken.
It was a very good salad, with nice dressings and tasty chicken. The salad bowl is a deep-fried savoury pastry, perfect for dipping in the guacamole provided.
My friends had the fajitas, nachos, and the pollo con mole (chicken with mole sauce). For dessert, they shared the apple crumble that is served on a hot skillet. No complaints on any of these dishes.
However, when my bill came, I found I was charged $2.99 for the chicken. I asked the server about the charge, and he said that the meat is always extra. I asked to see the menu again, and we reviewed it together. He said "Oh yeah, the menu doesn't say it, but we always charge extra for meat".
I was not in the mood to argue, but before I left, I spoke with my server again, and told him that he should advise the manager about the misrepresentation on the menu. Finding an extra charge that was not explained in the menu description is just the kind of thing to make people think twice about returning.
I hope the manager has been alerted and will make the appropriate change, or stop charging extra all-together.
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