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“No one cares...Going downhill fast” 1 of 5 stars
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Alto Plaza
5800 Old Centreville Rd, Centreville, VA 20121
703-266-8811
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Ranked #26 of 93 restaurants in Centreville
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Latin, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Intersection of RT28 & RT29
Warrenton, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“No one cares...Going downhill fast”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I ate here in 2011 and the service and food was great. Fast forward to 2012 & 2013 - NOT GOOD. I was reading a bunch of reviews on Yelp and noticed the inconsistency with the service and food were at the top (my two complaints as well). Drinks not getting refilled and bland tasting food are the biggest beefs. I ordered the Chili Rellenos and it had no flavor. Bland, and the Poblano tasted funny - even with a slight smell. Very mushy, and you could tell it wasn't fresh. The rice was dried out too. The salsa and chips were good, but they don't serve plates with this when they bring it to your table. Because of the salsa being runny, it falls on the table - serve little plates!! Oddly, the waitress filled up my friends tea consistently, but not once filled my drink up. I asked for Tabasco, and it came nearly half way through my meal. There were only two tables in the whole place - hardly an excuse for this kind of service. This place is on a downward slope. No one cares, no management, no control. The person whose pockets are funding this place better wake up and reorganize their wait staff and chefs. I hate writing bad reviews, but this was disappointing. Wanna tip? Go a few blocks down the street to the COYOTE GRILL. The Chili Rellenos is to die for. Not too mention the rest of the food and the impeccable service my wife & I received.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Celebrated our first anniversary with brunch. Had a very nice time - good buffet selection - bacon very crispy and French toast flavorful and not soggy (hard to do when on a buffet in our opinion)! Make your own omelette bar also a highlight. Didn't think the $22 pp was too high for the selection and atmosphere, but maybe that's just us. If you're looking for cheap, go to ihop next door. Otherwise try Alto and get their early!

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Manassas, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Food with view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Here is a nice restaurant with real view of countryside and good food too. Nice bar area on first floor and restaurant on first and second floors and private dining on third floor for private parties etc.
Service and food are good and the looks are above adverage.

Visited October 2012
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Burke, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

My friends and I have met there a few times for lunch. If the weather is nice ask for outdoor table. The view of the mountains is great! The food is good and we always get good service. The waitstaff is patient with us (we get together and spend a good bit of time catching up before we think too much about food).

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice place bad food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We know about Argentinean and Peruvian food, this place serve you crap food with good names. Nice place but do not eat there unless you want Salvadorian food. You can go there for beers.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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