Vallarta's

★★★★☆

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I first tried this restaurant shortly after their opening. The chef was more focused on trying to be interesting -- that actually served up good food.

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★★★★★

I first tried this restaurant shortly after their opening. The chef was more focused on trying to be interesting -- that actually served up good food.

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Their guacamole is always 100% avocados.
Salsa is tasty. Although they have a breakfast menu, they do not open until 11:00. Would be nice if they opened earlier.

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★★★★☆

Their guacamole is always 100% avocados.
Salsa is tasty. Although they have a breakfast menu, they do not open until 11:00. Would be nice if they opened earlier.

Pros: Great Guacamole!

Cons: short staffed

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I can't rave about this place. The food is ok, but nothing special. I've tried tacos, enchiladas, and chili rellendo, and none were that great. I've given them three chances, and at least the location was good, there was plenty of parking, and the service was fast. It's an ok place for lunch, but when I pay that much for dinner I expect a higher quality.

3
★★★☆☆

I can't rave about this place. The food is ok, but nothing special. I've tried tacos, enchiladas, and chili rellendo, and none were that great. I've given them three chances, and at least the location was good, there was plenty of parking, and the service was fast. It's an ok place for lunch, but when I pay that much for dinner I expect a higher quality.

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We made reservations for about 15 to sit in the small dining room. Food was very good -- and food was served well. But after food was served, we had no follow-up service. Three people should have had dessert included with their food. But our waitress was assigned to work in a busy area of the restaurant and good not come back to bring desserts, refill drinks, and there was no clean up of table. So service was very poor once food was served. We will not return as a group.

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★★☆☆☆

We made reservations for about 15 to sit in the small dining room. Food was very good -- and food was served well. But after food was served, we had no follow-up service. Three people should have had dessert included with their food. But our waitress was assigned to work in a busy area of the restaurant and good not come back to bring desserts, refill drinks, and there was no clean up of table. So service was very poor once food was served. We will not return as a group.

Pros: Food was good and served in reasonable time.

Cons: Waitress was too busy to follow-up with meal-included desserts, refill drinks, etc.

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After reading the other reviews, I had to chime in. We live in SLO and just love Vallarta's. We go there frequently with the kids and have a great family dinner out. The food is very reasonably priced for the portions and I think it is some of the best mexican food in town. The service is very fast, which is helpful when dining with kids, and the wait staff have always been very friendly and some of them even helpfully interactive with the children. We usually sit in a booth in the bar area near a window which allows the children to watch what's going on outside while we are waiting. Also a great place to go with friends for margaritas! I definitely recommend it! On the downside, parking can sometimes be a problem on a busy night.

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★★★★☆

After reading the other reviews, I had to chime in. We live in SLO and just love Vallarta's. We go there frequently with the kids and have a great family dinner out. The food is very reasonably priced for the portions and I think it is some of the best mexican food in town. The service is very fast, which is helpful when dining with kids, and the wait staff have always been very friendly and some of them even helpfully interactive with the children. We usually sit in a booth in the bar area near a window which allows the children to watch what's going on outside while we are waiting. Also a great place to go with friends for margaritas! I definitely recommend it! On the downside, parking can sometimes be a problem on a busy night.

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The first time that I went to Vallarta's, I got a lunch special and I was very impressed. The food was pretty good and the price was cheap. So, we went back another time for dinner - with the kids. I didn't think it was as good. The dinner prices were way too high for the quality of food that you get. In addition, their kid's menu was ridiculous. It was $6 for a child's quesadilla. Let me clarify, this is not a fancy place. It's not like you are paying for the atmosphere.
In summary, I think it would be a good place to go for lunch on a lunch break and get the lunch special. I really wouldn't recommend it for dinner though because you could get much better food for the price that you will be paying.

3
★★★☆☆

The first time that I went to Vallarta's, I got a lunch special and I was very impressed. The food was pretty good and the price was cheap. So, we went back another time for dinner - with the kids. I didn't think it was as good. The dinner prices were way too high for the quality of food that you get. In addition, their kid's menu was ridiculous. It was $6 for a child's quesadilla. Let me clarify, this is not a fancy place. It's not like you are paying for the atmosphere.
In summary, I think it would be a good place to go for lunch on a lunch break and get the lunch special. I really wouldn't recommend it for dinner though because you could get much better food for the price that you will be paying.

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