Before we traveled to Idyllwild we got some recommendations from friends on where to stay and where to eat. The most popular restaurant recommended was Cafe Aroma! We called the day before to make reservations because there was some live music that day and were told it gets very crowded. We arrived at our reservation time and had to wait a few minutes for our table to be readied. The proprietor was very nice about it so I was still feeling pretty good about the place. The deck outside was very nice, crowded but not overly so. Our waitress took our drink orders, I ordered a diet Pepsi and my husband an iced tea. When the waitress brought the iced tea she explained that the diet Pepsi needed to be changed and would be out shortly. Ten minutes later I still had no drink. I asked the busboy(as our waitress was nowhere to be found) and he said the soda had been changed and he would bring it out. When I finally got it, it tasted terrible! Then the busboy brought some bread and oil(which he dripped all over the table). The waitress asked if the diet Pepsi was ok, I said no and she took it back and offered me something else. I declined and when we got the bill, she had not charged us for either drink, which I thought was very fair. My husband enjoyed his drink, his lunch and the band. He thought the service was fine and would definitely recommend this place. I however, would think twice about sending a friend here considering the apparent inconsistancies in the service.
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