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“We expected more ... service ... and no frozen food”
Review of Adobe Deli

Adobe Deli
Ranked #2 of 57 Restaurants in Deming
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $65
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed May 3, 2014

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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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Lunch was great. Reuben Sandwich and Italian Sausage and Pepper Sandwich were the best we have had anywhere. Waitress was fabulous. Helpful with menu choices, friendly and knowledgable about the history.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Recommended to us by friends and boy were they right! Not your normal place but great food. We had lunch, I had the Reuben sandwich and my wife the Italian. Awesome. Fun environment and well worth the trip. We plan on going back for steaks before we leave the area. Nice to find and we will come back each time through the area.

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Thank Terry J
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Adobe Deli had been on our 'to-do-list' for several years. We had friends visiting and decided we should take them on a visit to Deming. We almost passed the building as we did not recognize at first that this was the restaurant. We went for lunch and it was very quiet it is probably more fun in the evening. The food was fine, the service was fine.
There are fun rooms all over the past, so browse around - there are stuffed animals everywhere and an eclectic collection of items all over the place

You can see through the walls and the lights were low, which is probably good as the the place is probably very 'dusty/dirty'. The washrooms left much to be desired - but our friends said they were better than many they had seen in Greece.

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Thank Robin and Diane F
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

A visit to the Adobe Deli is a must. A bit pricy, but worth every penny. The ribs are absolutely amazing and the French onion soup will not be beat! Of course any of the steaks would be a good choice as well. The only thing lacking is service, and not always,sometimes it's just great....But the food has NEVER been anything but 100%!

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Thank thegritgetter
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