On the whole, Los Tulipanes was a very good experience. I ordered the shrimp to taste and it was excellent, and my date ordered the steak (which was also excellent). We were both thrilled with the food, and fine with paying the enormous bill (over $100US) because we felt the food was worth it.
Los Tulipanes has a great location for people watching, right on La Quinta. (We also got a laugh out of a couple of kittens who snuck over to the edge of the restaurant, looking to see if we'd "accidentally" dropped a piece of shrimp or steak at the end of the meal. They were quite comical, but didn't beg or hassle.)
The service was excellent, however - we were a little frustrated by a couple of things. It was quiet when we arrived (as we ate fairly early - around 6:30). There was a large table with children next to us, and one of the children kept running to our table, even picked up and tried to open my purse at one point. Neither the adults at that table nor the servers did anything - we were a bit uncomfortable having to speak to someone else's children, but didn't feel like having them root through our belongings. This happened more than once.
We also found it odd that the manager (we think that's who it was) seemed to be having a discussion about rearranging the tables, while guests were there. This wouldn't have been such an issue except he came and stood right next to our table and gestured over our food, at one point - we felt rushed, as though he wanted us to leave so he could move our table elsewhere. We appreciated that our server seemed to try and rush him away so we could continue enjoying our meal.
In all - the food we had was excellent, and the servers we had were friendly, polite, and I think this is the most important factor. We would - and plan to - return.
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