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“Pretty good food, great service”

Papa Juan's Stefanos
Ranked #102 of 404 Restaurants in Cedar Rapids
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Italian, American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Plainwell, Michigan
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147 reviews
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“Pretty good food, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Okay, I was confused when I first arrived. I thought I was going to Papa Juan's, but the menu was Stefano's side up (Italian food) but I figured it out. I ate at Papa Juan's twice during my stay in Cedar Rapids. I really liked the "build it yourself" option - where you can choose a burrito, enchilada, etc. - the meat, cheese and veggie - and their queso dip was great, too. Good frozen strawberry margarita.

The staff were attentive, even though it was significantly busier on my second visit (the first day was during a huge blizzard, so there weren't many people there).

Warning: the black beans have bacon in them (some vegetarian will probably get upset some day.) However, I think everything is better with bacon, and this was no exception.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad Meal”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Friday evening meal,, the resturant part is pretty full,, so we are seated in the booths by the Bar,, our waitress,, really had a very hard time speaking English,,When we recieved our food,, I right away could smell somthing not quite right,, the rice was BAD,, I mean,, spoiled, BAD,, smelled like garbage,, REALLY,, Years ago I was a cook at Papa Jauns,, I know what thier rice smells like, and this was BAD,, I sent it back, of course,, recieveing a replacement of mixed veg? really,,, I will not be returning,,, That night I saw alot of people drinking the margs, and eating the rice,, and I thought ( when they wake up in the morning sick,, they are gonna blame the margs)

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank lori b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Super strong margaritas, the Mexican food was fabulous. The chips and salsa were great. We also ordered the queso dip and that was SOOO good! I had the tacos and they were really good. The server was good even though she was incredibly busy. Great place! I'd love to go back!

Visited August 2012
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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just give the customers the bottle while you're at it!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Drinks are so overprepared with alcohol (yes, there is such a thing as too much) they were not consumable.

Visited May 2012
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