I went to Cava with a large group of people. We had made a reservation and chosen 7 dishes in advance. The dishes were very small, as expected for this kind of a restaurant, but the food didn't taste good, with the only exception of the nachos and guacamole, which were really tasty.
There was way too much time in between dishes, which coupled with the small size of the dishes just kept people hungry for the whole evening. After sitting there for 4 hours we had only been served 5 out of 7 dishes and the waiters weren't coming around much anymore to refill on the drinks either. The staff was very friendly though and the waitresses seemed to be doing their best.
The music was really loud, so loud that it was impossible to have much conversation. Having to wait so long for the food and not being able to spend that time talking to each other because of the loud music made this a very disappointing evening. Eventually much of the group gave up on waiting for the rest of the food and relocated to a different restaurant before all the meals had been served.
You know that a restaurant is a fail when visitors leave it starving enough to walk right into another restaurant.
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