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El Deseo for a Rehearsal Dinner

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#1 hayley

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    Posted 11 October 2008 - 01:22 AM

    Hey Everyone,

    I just wanted to let you know of a great restaurant that was not on the restaurant list because it's brand new. It's called El Deseo and it's right on the Marina (the main strip in Cabo). It's on the modern side and has a great ambience. I didn't get to eat there, but my WC Maye said her husband (who is a chef) said the food is unbelievable. I am debating between there and Mi Casa. I have to get prices first and then I will let you guys know...but I'm leaning towards El Deseo.

    #2 Jess

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      Posted 12 October 2008 - 05:29 PM

      thanks for the info - that is helpful

      #3 Mango Deck

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        Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:55 PM

        Mi Casa is such a great place, it's one of the fewer places that make real mexican food, about Deseos, I had an awful experience, so I won't say anything... If you don't have nothing nice to say...RIght?...

        But if you ever eat there, I hope you enjoy it.

        #4 hayley

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          Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:47 PM

          Oh please tell me your experience! I am leaning toward El Deseo but have not heard anything about it. Please tell me so I don't have the same experience!

          #5 Mango Deck

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            Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:40 PM

            Ok... Here it goes...

            My now FI and I were celebrating our 4 1/2 yr together, so we decided to go there, we had walked by and we kind of liked it, with the ambience and everything, when we get there, we had o wait 15 minutes to get a seat and the place was almost empty, 5 tables were taken, someone (who didn't introduce himself) sat us by the deck, right in front of the marina (wonderful view by the way), the waiter took like 15 minutes just to give us the menu and take our drinks, We're a very patient couple (mostly because it was our aniversary), so we decided to let it slide, 20 minutes later, the waiter took our food order and He didn't know how the stake I order was presented (I decided to try it anyways). While this was happening a table of 4 sat right 3 tables to our left (on the corner of the deck), it was a French guy, an Argentinian ladie and two americans (I remember this because I had them at my place the same day), this is when everything went south... We got there first, but were last to be served, the Maitre and 3 waiters were having so much fun with this guys that totally neglected Us, I had to get up and look for a freaking stake knife, that the busboy forgot to bring, My lady hat to go to the bar to get us more drinks (we were drinking Don Julio & Grey Goose), when I told the manager what was happening he answered..."You can't blame them, you didn't place your order before them", ok that was true, but only because We didn't get the menus after 15 minutes of waiting and waveing... "Ok, I'll give you a discount and we call it even?"... Really?, is that it? not even an apologyze or sorry..something??...

            So, by the time we got the check the other table was, literally, long gone, and still the freaking check took a while,without the discount by the way, (just to be clear on that issue), so we got up talking about the service and everything (to each other), when the waiter holds my arm and says "Sir? there's no tip on the table", it wasn't a question but I thought he was joking, but hell noooo... He got upset when I told him that he was damn sure there wasn't... He explained that, the manager told him to dedicate himself to the other guys (they're importing wines & other stuff on a lower price)... Anyways, I did gave him a tip, after all, I used to be a waiter myself, also, be careful because they tend to charge 15% of service on the check without even telling you, I'm used to go through the whole thing before paying, so that's why the waiter was so upset.

            That's my "review" of Los Deseos I would never go back there, unless my life depends on it, I'd rather go to Alexanders, Presto..Hell, I'll even eat at Mango Cantina on the Marina...LOL....JK

            #6 Wisco4

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              Posted 15 October 2008 - 05:53 PM

              I almost had my rehersal dinner here. My husband and I ate there on our site visit and liked it mostly for the location, view and ambiance. The food was mediocre in my opinion. The deal breaker was the lack of communication on their part. My WC waited forever to get responses. Ultimately, we went with Panchos because we love their food, the service is great and they were very on top of communicating with us and working with our menu, etc. As far as the food goes, I would try Panchos or Mi Casa first before committing to Los Deseos.

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