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  • El Gordo

  • 2.5 stars
    (2 reviews, average rating: 1.0/5)
  • Cuisines: Mexican
  • (952) 935-6237
  • 8140 Highway 7 Minneapolis, MN 55426
  • Neighbourhoods: Linden Hills, Southwest
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kiucool
1 Review
2009/06/21
  • Food.......okay. Service..........bad bad bad...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Food.......okay. Service..........bad bad bad. One of the worse experience ever. The server is an ignorant hispanic. I am Asian, went to this restaurant with my fiance who is Caucasian. We had a big breakfast earlier the day and was shopping at the Knollwood Mall. Wanted just a light lunch. We walked in and he brought out a basket of chips and salsa. We ordered two softdrinks and subsequently ordered one taco and a burrito. The server walked away with a comment "you just wasted my time." We blew off the comment and finished our food. He got us the check, I gave my fiance a $10 bill. A minute later, she handed the $10 bill and the bill to him. He commented, "I guess the ladies pay in the United States." I confronted him about the comments. He mumbled in Spanish and he did not denied the comment he made, but he didn't gave me an answer neither. He went on and gave me the change and said, "take your change and never come back again". My fiance and I did not do a thing to him to deserve this kind of treatment!! We felt totally discriminated against because we are the only interracial couple within the restaurant.

    If you go to this restaurant, guys, be prepared to pay or expect a nasty comment from the server because he can't deal with having the women paying in the United States!! Or if you are going there for just a snack or drinks, DON'T border, you are just wasting his time!

 
NightWolf37
1 Review
2008/12/19
  • El Gordo has changed Management (possibly even...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • El Gordo has changed Management (possibly even ownership) in the past 15 months. Prior to the change, the food was authentic and very good. The service was awesome back then as well and we ate there at least once every two weeks.

    Since the change, everything has suffered. On my last visit there, service was terrible. My glass sat totally empty while my server chased after a friend outside to talk about their cell phones. The food looked and tasted like it was from a can and was heated in the microwave.

    There were only 5 tables with people in then during the lunch rush (which should have told me something when I walked in).

    I would NOT recommend this place to anyone expecting authentic atmosphere or food.

  • Order: Beef Enchilada, Taco, spanish rice and refried beens.
 
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