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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Mimi's Cafe - CLOSED

Mimi's Cafe
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: North Mountain
phoenix
Level Contributor
102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

I used to love this place, but they raised their prices, and the food isn't the same. Too salty mostly.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Jama J
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Choose somewhere else. You have been warned.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

We went to this restaurant thinking it was the same place from about a year ago. Wrong! 1. The staff is disengaged. The hostess reminds me of a hostage suffering from Stockholm syndrome. She spouts random French words like a programmed robot. Our waiter has no business working in the service industry. I really don't know where to start. The best way to sum up our server... He either needs trained or re-trained, needs to wear deodorant, needs to smile at least once, needs to stop grunting, needs to stop being a jerk when he rarely visits the table, needs to actually listen to the customer, needs to be self-aware that his passive aggressive behavior is very bad for his job duties, needs to get out of the service industry asap. There is no presence of any kind of management in the dining area. Bottom line... The service is a complete wreck. 2. The food was nothing like it used to be. They are now serving obviously cheap food product. It was soggy, cold, and some was not edible. We could have received a better meal at a gas station. 3. The prices are absurd. Why would anyone in their right mind spend their hard earned money to be tortured? I am serious, our experience was pure torture, and we were told to pay for it. 4. When we tried to complain, we were put in the position to be argumentative, and we chose not to entertain. I never argue with an idiot because they bring you down to their level and beat you with experience. We will simply engage ownership regarding our meal. 5. I beseech anyone planning to dine at Mimi's to choose somewhere else. You have been warned.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Justice M
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Hertford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Friendly, charming, pleasant reception, for me an English visitor.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We visited this area two years ago, coming again to visit, this time, The Grand Canyon. We finished our two weeks in Arizona, with another week here, in Desert Ridge. We enjoyed the food in Mimi's cafe, two years ago, and was pleased to see this friendly American Restaurant again. My husband and I both have food intolerance and this restaurant was pleased to help. The food was good and the service great. Would love to come often but too far to travel.

  • Visited February 2013
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Helpful?
Thank oop61
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mimi's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

We have always have good food and courteous waiters at Mimi's. The only drawback is the long waiting list, especially on Sundays. The Grandkids like the Micky Mouse pancakes!

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank GrandmaC44
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Inflation...makes Mimi's an expensive date!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Mimi's pricing has gone up. Took 3 associates there for lunch and sandwiches and drinks were over $60.00 with gratuity.
Food quality seemed almost the same, maybe a little less time and expertise on prep
Budget says"drive by"

  • Visited January 2013
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Helpful?
Thank michael w
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