Ate at Adobe Deli last night. A local magazine mentioned them. We checked reviews on Tripadvisor and it sounded good. We were prepared for the eclectic, rustic atmosphere. Arrived around 8pm and saw that the large room was full. Pretty amazed at the 25' TV screen. No hostess, so we waited a while before a waitress greeted us. She was nice and asked us to wait a few minutes for the table to be cleared. Noticed the bus girl busy putting tables and chairs back into place a bit carelessly. The man at the next table scooted his chair over when she dragged a chair noisily and quite close to him. Our waitress' attitude was matter-of-fact, not very warm and welcoming. It's possible she was pretty tired from the busy night. A positive - my husband was able to substitute asparagus when baked potato was out. Anyway, she took the neighboring table's order in a perfunctory manner, came back to verify it and it still came out with a mis-order. The man whose order she didn't bring out must have been fed up, as he canceled the order and said he only wanted his check. To her credit, she tried to make amends. She offered to re-order it and comp it. He repeated his request. She went ahead and brought the order out and offered it to anyone at the table. She also comped the drinks. She really tried to make things right.
A different waitress brought our order. My French onion soup wasn't there. It was supposed to come out before the entree. The waitress said she wasn't told about it and went to check. I looked at the seafood platter, the crabcake broken in two pieces and puffy cresent shapes of fried shrimp. Hmm. When a third waitress brought the soup, my husband asked about his dinner salad. A bit later, our waitress brought the salad that should have come out with my soup. When the check arrived, my husband asked if the seafood was frozen. (Crabcake was mushy, shrimps weren't whole, etc.) Reluctantly, she confirmed it. He said it's not what we expected. She reminded us that it's a steak place. He said if it was a Denny's, it would be alright, but it's not. We pay our bill and leave. On that dark, dark 12 mile ride back into Deming, my husband said if they can't do it right, they should leave it off the menu. I concur.
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