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“At first glance all looked great, but then...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Los Tulipanes

Los Tulipanes
# Carlos Pellicer Camara 511, Villahermosa, Mexico, Villahermosa, Mexico
3129217
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Ranked #19 of 82 Restaurants in Villahermosa
Price range: $0 - $23
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Queretaro, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“At first glance all looked great, but then...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We arrived at this restaurant next to the river and within a cultural center in Villahermosa. It is just a few steps from the Museum of Anthropology of Tabasco. We were told this was the best place in town to try some local meal.
The service is good overall. They are attentive, and have good timing. The appetizers were very delicious and the variety of the dishes were appropriate.
They recommended a salsa made out of local chiles and we loved it, but when we order more, they send us something different. When we told our waiter that it wasn't the same, he only said they had run out of it. I wonder why they recommend something that they are almost out of... interesting.
When we got our main dishes, they came all at once, but some of the dishes were cold as if they were made in advance and just waiting in the kitchen. The turkey was definitely old. It was hard, tasteless and with a funny smell. We decided not to eat it.
We have to be fair and said that the tongue dish was so delicious that we were considering order another portion, but we were full by then.
When time to pay came, they took our credit card and were in the back for over 10 minutes, when the waiter came back and requested another way of payment because their cc machine was not working. We asked where the closes ATM was located, and they told us that it was a few blocks away, but they insisted that we paid cash or we leave an ID before going to get money out of the ATM. After that I got up and asked for a manager, when she came back and I explained the situation, she said, we have another cc machine in the back. She went to the back and was back in less than a minute with another cc machine and took our payment right there... I have to say. I am checking my cc everyday to make sure they didn't get my cc information.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Villahermosa, Tabasco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Enjoy breakfast buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Regional Cuisine.
Try: tamales de chipilin, fried beans, tostones (no mature banana fried), empanadas (with cheese and bit of sugar)..
Nice, clean, good service and fair price buffet.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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