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“great addition to an otherwise weak food scene”
Review of Tia B's - CLOSED

Tia B's
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Fresh Mexican comfort food!
Restaurant details
Description: Fresh Mexican comfort food!
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“great addition to an otherwise weak food scene”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

went to Tia B's based on the recommendation of a foodie friend, as we were looking for a replacement of a previous Mexican restaurant that closed. It was a pleasant surprise all the way. The various dishes were tasty and fresh. Sitting on the back porch listening to the cool river rush past, is an additional treat. I'm sure if there is enough local support, they will be able to expand their menu and become a bit more adventurous.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Horst B
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English first
Lake Lure, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“New Place Learning to Fly”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

The food is fresh and the owner friendly. The service is slow though which makes it a problem if you are on your lunch break. Otherwise, sit on the back deck, listen to the stream that flows just below the deck, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The food style is best described I think as latino comfort food and the recipes based on the owner's childhood memories and experiences. The salsas are good. No beer, wine, or alcohol served due to Chimney Rock being a "dry" town.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Diane M
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Athens, Ohio, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service, and view!”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

My sweetie and I had lunch here on our last day of vacation, and we think we've discovered a gem. He ordered a quesadilla and I had a veggie burrito. Both were excellent! What impressed us most was how the sides were seasoned. Neither of us likes much salt, and it's not unusual to be unable to eat the rice and/or beans when we eat Mexican because they are so salty. Those at Tia B's were perfectly seasoned, and we both ate every bite. We had a table on the deck overlooking the rushing waters of the river, and it was fabulous. My only criticism was that the basket of chips brought at the beginning of the meal was a little small, portion wise, but I'm sure they would have brought more if we had asked. We are really looking forward to eating here again next year!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Marianne457
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Tampa, FL
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Very tasty Mexican!”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Went to have salsa and chips but ended up adding a tostada and loved it. Sat out back on their elevated deck overlooking the rushing water. Enjoyed everything about the place.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank deathroll
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