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“Mexican restaurant in Russia serving Czech beer and Latin dancing”
Review of Tres Amigos

Tres Amigos
Ranked #323 of 10,453 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Vladimir
Detroit MI
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Mexican restaurant in Russia serving Czech beer and Latin dancing”
Reviewed May 4, 2011

My opinion of this restaurant is truly mixed. On the whole I'd say I'd give it another try.

The food seems to be a mix of Russian and Mexican dishes, but there are South American dishes mixed in. Drinks are the same way: lots of vodka and margaritas, with pisco sours and caipirinhas thrown into the mix. Oddly, their beer selection is tiny, with only two on tap. The decor is similar to what you'd expect in an American Mexican restaurant. We were there on the weekend, and they offered a floor show: every 20 minutes or so they'd turn up the juke box (mostly English-language) and a couple would dance a mixture of salsa and ballet.

For me, both the service and the food were mixed. The service was really slow, and we had a hard time getting someone to take our order. Admittedly, that might have been partly our fault, as we took some time to look over the menu, and perhaps our English-only explanation that we'd orderfood a little later confused our Russian-only server, but you'd think she'd check up on the Americans hogging the (English-language) menus. Even once we ordered, it seemed like it took some time for the food to come out, but it did, and everything came out correctly, including drinks and the bill. In addition, I got a not-very-well-cleaned water glass with some extra floating things that took some time to replace.

The food again was mixed. The inital courses--appetizer, soup, and salad--were all really good. These were mostly Russian dishes, and were damn tasty. For the main course, we both had a Mexican dish, and they were both really disappointing. My burrito was kind of a messy gloppy wad. A little undercooked, a lot underspiced, kind of watery...not *bad*, just not very good.

I think if I went again I'd look over the menu more carefully.

  • Visited April 2011
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English first
Moscow, Russia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed April 14, 2011

Excellent restaurant, delicious food, large servings. After a day of cold weather, we found a very warm and invigorating atmosphere, fine music, friendly staff, etc. The service was excellent, and the food absolutely fantastic. We also noticed there was a special play area for children, which looked nice. We will come back!

  • Visited May 2010
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Moscow, Russia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Part of Mexica in Saint Petersburg”
Reviewed October 17, 2010

Fine Mexican Restaurant with fine music, food and friendly atmosphere. Very comfortable in the center of the town, here you can taste the best Margarita in town! Mexican traditional food and of course ..... one metres tequila. Also each Saturday an Sunday you can listen hot Latinas music and see hot Latinas dance!

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