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“Great atmosphere but average food”
Review of Yummy Cafe - CLOSED

Yummy Cafe
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This place looks like what an upper-class Chinese restaurant should look like from the cloth napkins and tablecloths to the artwork decorating the wall. Regrettably, the food and the service doesn't match the quality of the decor. Despite two different promptings the waiter refused to make any recommendation rather blandly repeating that "everything was good". I got the upgrade to the full-course meal which oddly enough features two appetizers and no desert. The corn soup was pipping hot but bland, as was the eggroll. The main course was spicy but beyond the heat the food was flavorless. The vegetables were overcooked, though not badly, and the chicken gristly.

My meal here was good enough; it just never rose above the ordinary. Personally, I would not come back unless I had strong hankering for Chinese food.

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3  Thank NorthernNMCritic
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Moved back to NM from the Bay Area... Eating at the Yummy Cafe is like eating in my favorite restaurant in China Town... Everything is amazing!!!!

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6  Thank Lala8297
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Always good to come back to for tasty dishes. Friendly service, food pleases even while not being in a big city china town. A welcome change of pace from green or red choices of local Mexican establishments.

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4  Thank golem67
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

As a member of a tribe that eats Chinese food on a frequency including Christmas eve I know good Chinese food when I taste it and they delivered the goods. The wonton soup was very good. All of our entrees were excellent. The service was excellent and they handled our large party well. Definitely recommend.

4  Thank EBABWBMB
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Located in a strip mall, this place can be a little hard to find, but it IS worth it. Our family favorites: sizzling yummy tofu - prepared table-side, scallion pancakes, grilled eggplant, szechuan chicken. A friend wasn't happy with the Lo Mein, but that's the only complaint I've heard or experienced. The place is warm and friendly; the owner walks around and checks on whether guests are satisfied. Service is usually prompt, but if it's really busy, it can be a little slow but not too bad. Nice private room if you have a big family gathering. Our family, including the kids, love this place!

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6  Thank Lisa R
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