Lunch at DeLaVega...
I happily dragged my poor Husband into DeLaVega, after assuring him that the food had been tremendous when I had eaten there several years back. The reason we had not returned was, he had what he called a terrible meal there prior to the time we were Married (3 years), and refused to return.
It was a beautiful afternoon in Downtown DeLand, when he reluctantly agreed to give the place another try. I told him, he probably had not made a good menu choice, and that I would do the ordering this time!
We started off with two soft drinks; followed by 1/2 orders 2 appetizers: The Empanada's, and the Aspirina's. I fully intended for us to add a Lunch, but thought we would have the appetizers, and I would ponder the selection.
The appetizers were served up in minutes (literally), but the
Waitress didn't give us any plates to eat on. I looked on the table, and there was a saucer (why a saucer?) under the folded cloth napkin...I said: is this what we're supposed to use? She promptly answered, well you can if you want, or I will bring you different dishes...to which I promptly said: please do!
There were 2 teensie-weensie Empanada's on one plate, and 3 teensie-weensie Aspirina's on another...not too impressive for $4.00 each! I kind of ignored the fact that my Husband looked like he wasn't happy....thinking to myself...no problem....wait until he tastes these!
Wellllllllllllllll....how does COLD Emapanada's, and COLD Aspirina's sound to you? AWFUL!
Needless to say, we didn't order Lunch...left starving, and on top of that the bill was $17.00 plus for two 1/2 Appetizers and 2 Soft Drinks...not including the Tip!
My Husband is still grumbling about it, and it's 8 hours later!
I don't think we'll be returning to DeLaVega anytime soon!