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“Decent food, great staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa mendoza

Casa mendoza
Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Three Rivers
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Decent food, great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

There aren't many choices for dinner in Three Rivers just outside of Sequoia National Park. While visiting the park we stayed at the Comfort Inn across the street and within walking distance it was either Mexican or pizza. We chose Casa Mendoza and were pleased with the experience. In all honesty the food was ok, not spectacular when you compare it to everything we have available to us nearby in Los Angeles but it was decent coupled with an ice cold beer.

What really made the evening was the live entertainment and the helpful staff. We were lucky enough to get the table outside next to the guitarist/singer that was playing the perfect selection of chill music. It really took things up a notch, great ambiance. Additionally, the staff was great and very helpful in answering questions about food prep (my son has a food allergy) and they really made things easy.

They were really busy that night as it was Labor Day weekend but the service was still good. If you find yourself in Three Rivers, give them a try.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Keswick, Ontario, Canada
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Great find! The server brought us homemade salsa and chips and water as soon as we sat down. They were both delicious. I had the veggie fajitas for lunch. They were also really good. It did however say on the menu they came with zucchini, but there were nine in mine. Over good food for a reasonable price!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sherry L
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wakefield
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Sat outside, was a very busy evening. Short staffed but they tried but had to ask 3 times for water. Menu was good and so was the food.

Visited September 2013
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Food good. Service not so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Stopped in after a long, hot day of hiking in the park. We got an outside table relatively quickly, but from there, things took a while. Fortunately they had entertainment outside, which helped pass the time. Chips and salsa were excellent. For, once it or there was very good. We enjoyed the meal, just wished it didn't take as long as it did.

Visited July 2013
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Monza, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Don't take any dish with beef inside, it looked disgusting. While we were eating we had 2 black outs in 10 minutes!!! Never happened in my life :/. Although we were quite lucky with the service, the family behind us didn't get served for about 45 minutes...

Visited August 2013
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Thank Charlotte C
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