My 1st visit to Veranda about 2 or 3 months ago. I had fish tacos. !st time to try them and they were fabulous. My friend had the stacked salad, and we shared the coconut shrimp appetizer. All of the food was excellent. As was he service.
Yesterday 12/28/12 I returned for the grouper tacos & was joined by 2 friends. (It was my suggestion we go there as I wanted the tacos).
Our table was filthy, I had to ask that it be cleaned which was done after the table was set up. Our waitress had no knowledge of the food preperation, the beers, the wines, or the way to service a table. She was nice & tried to please us but it was apparent that nobody had trained her properly.
THE FOOD WAS A SAD DISAPPOINTMENT. The apps were ok. Stacked salad was not stacked. The fish tacos were unavailable so we tried the fish wrap. The fish in the wrap was unavailable. The wraps were cold & rubbery and contained almost nothing. The fish in it was hard to find.
The group seated near us had similar complaints, although they had different dishes. Their complaints fell on deaf ears.
The air freshener in the elevator almost killed me.
It's sad that the beauty and great time dining at the first visit was nothing like yeterdays visit @ appprox. 4 pm. I consider the visit a huge waste of time, $$, & gas. We all wished we had chosen a place down the street. With so many restaurants so close by The Veranda had better shape up. New Owners? Management? Chefs? Something is wrong!
PS. We drove from Spring Hill specifically to dine at the Veranda.
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