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“Village Mex”

Gomez's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Ranked #22 of 91 Restaurants in Mammoth Lakes
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Carson, California
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Village Mex”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Stopped by to have a late lunch and I was seated quickly. After a short wait, we had placed our drink order, but that took about 10-15 minutes for two bottled beers, a tequilla shot, one menu cocktail and two sodas. So after another ten minutes, we finally got to place our food order, though I had to flag down our server. After about twenty minutes, I was getting upset, and staring down our server each time she walked past. The restaurant was only at 40% capacity, if that. What seemed like eternity, she finally said our food should be ready. Two tacos, enchiladas and a burrito, Tortilla soup; how long can that take? Don’t know if it was the long wait and anger that the food tasted so-so to me, but the group said the same thing about the food taste, so-so.

Came back to have late night drinks at the bar. Noticed one of the servers was pouring back salsa into a large container from the serving cups that are served on tables; and yes he saw me staring. How gross! I guess they are not concerned about public health.

  • Visited September 2012
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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Gomez's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
ppinoy, Thanks for the feedback. Not sure why the service was a little slower on a "slow" day but we will definitely discuss with the staff on duty. Could have been something reasonable, but obviously we would prefer for your to have a better experience. As for the Salsa? Wow, that is absolutely unquestionably against our policy and will not happen again. We make virtually everything fresh here and take great pride in that. No reason to compromise our efforts. Thanks for the heads up...
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Moreno Valley, California
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Sangrias watch out!”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Mainly went to have drinks and appetizers with friends.
Did enjoy the salsa and chips. Salsa very tasty. The girls enjoyed a sangrias. Very good and potent! Has tequila in it along with fruit.
Also we shared carne asada nachos! Very good and good portion for 6 people.

Visited August 2012
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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Gomez's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
LorenaGus, Ahhhh really happy you enjoyed your experience. And thanks for the shout out on the Sangria! We mix that from scratch with a proprietary recipe and yes, it does have tequila in it as well.... so nice on a warm summer afternoon or evening. Thanks for stopping in from Moreno Valley. Hope your summer experience up here in Mammoth was great. It is a wonderful time of year to be up here... soon we will start to have fall colors. If you've never visited in October, consider coming up for the orange and gold. Thanks!
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“Worst margaritas ever.”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Food: expensive and just ok.
Ambience: madhouse.
Service: they really do try.
Drinks: worst margaritas EVER (it doesn't matter which one you order..."Skinny" "Classica" they use the same god awful mix and top it off with a "passed it's peak" slice of an old old lime.

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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Gomez's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
jimsterdotcom, We completely understand that individual tastes vary. So sorry we could not please you with our margaritas. What we will say is that nothing comes out of a pre-mix. Our house margarita recipe has been in the family for generations. Many customers enjoy it so much that we make it in large batches using seven different ingredients and top shelf 100% agave Reposado Tequila. Probably one of our most popular items. That said, it was a miss for you and that is all that matters for sure. As for the lime, that sounds like a oops. Thanks for the heads up. Should we get the chance to see you again, let's mix something up at the bar together! We've got organic agave nectar, fresh lime juice and over 320 bottles of tequila to choose from to get a little nutty! All the best...
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“Great Mexican Food!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

We eat here every time we come to Mammoth and enjoy it! It is good quality food with a great menu selection. They also have a nice patio for outside dining. Worth a try!

  • Visited August 2012
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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Gomez's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Jlong3, So glad you had a great time and thanks for being one of our regulars! Hope the summer has been as special for you as it has for us up here. We've had mild temperatures and relaxing summer rain (just enough to keep the dust down) most of this month. Hope to see you again when the snow falls!
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Pasadena, CA
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“Gourmet Mexican Food”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

An elevation of the traditional menu with excellent new presentations - well prepared and with imagination. Room was spacious, service was excellent - all, a great and pleasant surprise. All six of us would gladly go again.

Visited August 2012
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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Gomez's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Go_USC... Trojans! :) You were very kind... we really do try hard and love it when our guests have a great time all around... Sure hope your stay in the beautiful eastern sierras was fun all around and that you'll be back up here at 8,000 feet soon.
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