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“interesting decor, marginal food”
Review of El Pinche

El Pinche
Ranked #140 of 389 Restaurants in Antigua
Price range: US$3 - US$5
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my brother-in-law on his recommendation. The decor is bright & colorful & there is a large rooftop patio where we sat. We had to move to a different table because the nearby speaker was so loud as to make conversation impossible. I ordered the soup-of-the-day, a mole with beef & a few vegetables; it was horrible. It was so salty and the beef cubes in the soup were tough & overcooked that I should have sent it back. Unfortunately I didn't. I also ordered a strawberry margarita because I was told the margaritas were very good - wrong! If there was any tequila in it I couldn't tell because there was so much sweetener in it that you couldn't taste anything but the sweetener.
My brother-in-law ordered tacos al pastor & he liked them and said that his regular margarita was good. If my brother-in-law hadn't told me he was satisfied, I would have only given this place 1 star.
The service was good and the employees pleasant.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were there for breakfast, which they have on promotion 2x1.
They took forever to bring our meals and the order was wrong, so they took nearly half an hour to bring it to us again.
When we ask for the check, they charged us with 3 breakfasts + milk, which we didn't ordered.
We told asked to remove the third breakfast, and to apply the 2x1, and the milk (this one they still charged us)
They charged for the tip as if we had really ordered 3 breakfasts.
Be careful with this place.
Plus, there are plenty of taco places in La Antigua, that seem more organic than this one.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Since this restaurant is new and the market highly competitive, all the workers do their best to give you their best. About every 5 minutes, someone would stop by my table to see if there was anything I wanted.
I had the soup of the day, coffee and a large tortilla (they gladly accepted my vegetarian request to hold the meat. The tortilla was still excellent.). For dessert I had a Flan Dona Carmen, which seems to be pudding on sort of a cream cookie.
I told the doorman as I left that everything was most satisfactory.
You won't go here for tranquility, however. They had a juebox going full blast, and 3 largescreen TVs showing a soccor game. I could only hear the jukebox, and not the televisions. I'm not a sports famatic, tho.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile
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