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“Lackluster food and poor customer service”
Review of TallGary's Cantina - CLOSED

TallGary's Cantina
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Enjoy traditional Mexican favorites right in downtown Asheville. Warm, fun, friendly atmosphere with great margarita's and local/regional beers available on tap. Live Music on weekends. Outdoor seating spring, summer and fall. Locally owned and operated.
Reviewed July 18, 2013

I decided to check out TallGary's Cantina last night with a co-worker. The restaurant/bar is in the same location as the old College Street Pub from many years ago. The smell of cigarette smoke (although no smoking has been permitted inside for years), fried food and stale beer permeates the main room. I ordered 2 beef tacos. They were very bland. We shared some tortilla chips and queso which were very disappointing as well. To top it off when I went to pay and presented my AshevilleDeal.com coupon (kind of like a Groupon) the manager said that they had new ownership and would not accept the coupon. I paid for it online! And I mentioned the coupon to the waitress prior to ordering. If there was any issue they should have mentioned BEFORE we placed our orders. They simply would not accept the coupon, the food was lousy and the customer service fell short. I don't see them lasting very long in this local competitive restaurant market. Don't waste your time going to this place unless you are only going for a $3 beer special.

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Thank Chris P
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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We were in town visiting for the weekend and weren't sure where to have some afternoon drinks. Nick was very friendly, knowledgable about the beers and a delight to deal with!

Thank JenniG20
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Went for lunch and an hour plus later our appetizer was served and a short few minutes after our meals. We even asked our waitress bout midway thru if our appetizer was ready. Nope. Apparently chips and salsa takes awhile.... Worst vacation stop ever.

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Thank Choppy1009
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

friendly people... friendly staff.... good beers on tap.. awesome build your own bloody mary's with good music and a friendly owner!!! will definitely go back!

Thank loroOhio
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you want the atmosphere of a bar and don't expect much from the food, TallGary's will not disappoint. The menu was pretty basic and unpretentious - we had quesadillas, a salad and a burrito, which were okay, but not up to the standard set by many restaurants in Asheville that specialize in this cuisine. Again, it was okay, and fine if you want to meet for drinks and have food while there, but I wouldn't make a special trip for the food alone.

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Thank GMR1954
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