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Review of El Drugstore

El Drugstore
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: European, Japanese, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed October 9, 2012

From the outside, it looked like a nice enough place. Good atmosphere, live music. That totally changed after entering. After a few minutes of waiting, someone came and showed us to a table. After that, nobody paid any attention. We waited for over 30 minutes, and noone came to take our order, no drinks, no nothing. We signalled several waiters, but even after making eye contact and indicating they noticed us, they preferred to stand and chat with the locals having drinks over coming to take our order. Worse than the 35 minutes waiting, is the fact that they ignored us on purpose. Don't ever go here

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Everything here is great: the food the desserts, live music. For day or nught an all times favorite!

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We were trying to get away from steak and wanted a nice light meal. We tried the mussels, fish and cheese croquets. the cheese croquets were litterally taken out of the fridge and just microwaved (and were obviously bought in the frozen food secton of a grocery store), the mussels were frozen, then overcooked to the point of being too dry but oozing in oil. The kitchen is open so we saw everything. I live in South American and typically ignore reviews complaining about the service, but this was terrible even for me. The waiter was so bad that even the cook was upset and the hostess had to track him down after he left plates waiting at the kitchen for more than 10 minutes. After we had finished eating, he left the plates on our table for over 40 minutes even after he had passed our table a couple times and we had even moved the empty plates to the table next to us. Music is nice as is the ambiance. Go for a beer because the wine selection isn´t that great either. We talked with some one at our hotel who said he used to work there, and the food quality used to be very good.

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1  Thank hbrown91
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Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

Super fantastic I wish we were hungry enough to eat more so we could just sit here for a few more hours.

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Thank Mitchell B
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We went there before we read the reviews. Just as well as we might have avoided it if we followed what some have said.
We found the service friendly and on time. We only dropped by for a drink but decided to stay for a meal. The food was good. I wanted one meal that wasn't on the menu that night but opted for a suggestion from the waitress. Soup and meal was good, beer and wine at a reasonable price. Half of what we were charged the night before at a " flasher" place. The kitchen
- which can be seen from the dining area was clean - as were the toilets.
We liked the decore - yes it can be described as cool but it seemed to fit. the staff were happy to talk and no-one gave us the impression we should hurry and leave or that we were an unwanted burden on their tme.
After some pretty average meals in Colonia this stood out as a friendly and fun place to be. Fine dining it isn't but for a good well priced meal in a nice place this can't be beaten.

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Thank PeterandJaneP
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