During LaverCup we, group of 4, visited Mexicali shop and bistro for dinner.
In fact, during the day we checked the place out, and were very keen to come back.
The SHOP is good for spices, canned food and ingrediences and Mexican beer, but except...some peppers and tortillas, they do not actually have much = you do your shopping in a regular grocery shop and here stop by for the Mexican "flavours" (only).
The BISTRO is small, yet offer is quite satisfactory... and I tell you already very tasty! Unfortunately the organization is TERRIBLE! You order at a cash desk (very slow cashier, mixing with normal shoppers), and then you pick your food from semi-open kitchen, where -that day- was only one young pretty girl busting her ars. So for a share-set of tacos you wait about 40minutes, despite being 3rd in line at arrival. Behind us crowd of 20+... maybe some are waiting still today.
Ridiculous... we pitty the cook... we're angry at the manager/owner.
I mean I cannot believe such system could work in normal day during normally busy hours, and to underestimate the situation like this during an even like LaverCup (O2 arena being 50mtrs away), it must be either supidity or arrogance.
WHAT A SHAME!
The place is nice, basically good concept, simple and authentic/cheap-chic... just as we like it, and we wish to be great.
Nevermind 3 of us visitors, but we came with 1 local (living nearby, not knowing about this place), and he said that this 1st time was his LAST time.
I guess we can persuade him next time we come to visit him... and I really hope the next time we will see improvements and Maxicali will become his local regular option.More