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“A simple problem the manager wouldn't fix............”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of La Frontera Cafe

La Frontera Cafe
Ranked #150 of 214 Restaurants in Sandy
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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4 reviews
“A simple problem the manager wouldn't fix............”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

I decided to get lunch at the restaurant. I called the order in and a friend from work was going to go and pick it up. I spoke with a gentleman and placed the order and at first I ordered 2 smothered burrito with cheese but they need to be in seperate boxes and I asked him if it would be cheaper for me to order the 2 smothered burritos with rice and beans and he said yes, so that is what I order and asked if the burritos could be seperate and he said yes. My friend goes and gets the food and gives me the receipt and the total charge was for $24!!!!! I called to figure out why the total was so high. The lady that answered the phone stated, that because I asked for 1 of the burritos to be seperated, they charged me al la cart for each item. So, they charged me for 1 smothered burrito with cheese, another smothered burrito with cheese and sides of rice and beans. I told her the guy that answered and took my order said it would be cheaper and she said no he was wrong but if you want me to fix the total you can bring back your order and we can put everything together to give you the right price. I said are you kidding me? She said no. I asked for the manager and she stated she was the manager and I asked, you can't fix the charge on my card due to your employee's mix up and she stated again that if you want to bring back the food, I can. What sucked is that I was on my lunch break was unable to walk due to mobilty issues and the manager didn't even want to try and resolve the problem. I'm sorry but that is poor customer service and you over charged a customer that goes there a lot. They have lost my business due to the manager being rude.

  • Visited March 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pretty good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

We pass their place and see many cars parking in front of their restaurant so we wanted to try. They serve good Mexican foods and we are very satisfied. Nothing fancy or romantic but foods matter right?

Visited November 2012
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Sandy, Utah
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248 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“same food...disappointing this time.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

My standard choice for this restaurant is the smothered burrito with cheese and onions and a side of their mexi fries. The mexi fries are basically a sliced potato deep fried and then dusted with paprika. Tonights trip was not up to par. While the burrito had the same flavor, it was barely warm on the plate. The potatoes were under cooked as they were limp and soggy. Generally all the other times I've been here the food has always been very good. What is interesting is that we talked to some other friends afterwards and their last trip here was the same as ours...not up to what it used to be. I will give them one more chance later to see if tonight was just a fluke or the norm.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank kj7hz
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Draper, Utah
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“3 Smothered burritos with cheese & onions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants. Seems like a sister restaurant to the La Puente and Las Glorias restaurants. If I go here, I always order the 3 smothered burritos with cheese and onions. Chile verde is always good.

Visited November 2012
Thank RooneAlredge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“After 20 years, never again!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

I've been a raving fan but over the past couple of years, they've gone downhill fast. Food quality, service and cleanliness have descended to an unacceptable level. Food tonight was served cold. I kindly sent it back and it was returned with a hotter plate, but still food that was cold. We were starving so we just ate it and paid the $136 bill. Upon exiting, I approached the manager and shared my experience. Her comment floored me. "Next time ask your server to have the cook put it under a broiler to get it hot before being served". Really? I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone, any more. If the manager can't understand the need to serve their food hot, then what other basic principles of food service are they willing to overlook?

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