We have been going to Viola's since it opened. The quality of the food and the ambiance have always been great. Nevertheless, the changes they have made as far as charges are not what you would expect of a Mexican restaurant. They are charging $1.99...for chips that used to be complimentary. Every other Mexican restaurant brings chips to the table as soon as you sit down . Not at Violas any more. Imagine going to Olive Garden and being charged for their salad and bread; or to Red Lobster and being charged for their delicious cheese biscuits; or any restaurant and being charged for bread. Even BBQ places give you complimentary bread. What's up with Violas?
Our daughter had the Chalupa and asked for extra avocado. That was $2.25. Our granddaughter ordered a Quesadilla and asked for chips and pico de gallo with it. They charged $1.99 for chips and $1.00 for pico de gallo. Now, the very bad news: their flan used to be the best we had in the area. We ordered flan almost all the time. It used to be a slice cut from a round flan, just like a cake slice. Now what they bring is a round mound, like made in a ramekin, about 4" in diameter, and for this they charge $5.49. But, their Tres Leches and Sopapillas portions, although just a bit more expensive, are enough for two people, with the huge sopapillas being enough for 2 or 3 people. This makes no sense. And the flan does not even taste like before. Service was slow that day (a Sunday at 6:30pm) although the restaurant was not full. I don't know if the other Barrios family restaurants are doing the same. We might have to reconsider Violas.More