Gotta say that our experience was not that good, and I so wanted it to be great and to support small business guys and support our downtown. Alas....
The place is NOISY. There's an old-fashioned embossed metal ceiling and nothing on the walls to deaden the sound. It's as bad or worse than Chipotle. The ordering counter is too wide and with all the noise in there it becomes a shouting match between the girl taking orders and the customers. Good grief, how can one enjoy their visit? We sat there the whole duration having to listen to the ordering process for other customers and we were near the front door.
Our order got screwed up. There's an order numbering system the kitchen follows but my wife got her order, I got nothing, and the kid bringing it looked at me as if I were crazy and he asked me if I had ordered anything. Really? There seemed a lot of confusion on which orders went to which tables.
What's with the "garden" talk. I know, I know. It's restaurant lingo for lettuce and tomato on a sandwich. I didn't want it, but the girl gave us no choice, we had to have the "garden" but did we want it on the burger or on the side. Maybe she didn't hear me over all the noise. We opted for the "garden" on the side and it's a good thing, as the razor thin slice of tomato was so dried out it looked like it had been sitting out all day.
The french fries were awful. Limp and greasy, like the greasy fries at Five Guys, the kind of fries that reek of a 1-step cooking process and grease too cold to cook the inside. I worked fast food 50 years ago and we did 2-step fries from raw potatoes that came out brown, crisp and tasted fine. The fries at Ted's up in Briargate are great fries, you can sit at the bar and watch their 2-step frying process from raw potatoes.
Cost is not cheap. I don't mind paying BB's price for quality meats but the rest of the experience was off-putting. I hope these are just start-up issues that get quickly worked out but we'll have to wait and see.
Love McCabes. The owners/McCabes are a wonderful asset to C/S. They are incredibly philanthropic, support every event here in town-and the food and drinks are great. Wish more businesses were like them here in town. Forget the chains - support our local businesses.
This place is what Italiano is all about. We've been there more times than I can count and have never been disappointed.
Fantastic food! Great wine list - but Kim usually picks one out for us :o)
The menu is great, but I almost always get the special. Armando is the best!
Try it - you'll love it.
Expensive, small and lacking good service. After reading so many articles about the new Bingo Burger in Colorado Springs, we were very excited to give this place a try. Two burgers, two sodas and one combo small/ cold fry totaled over $30. The meat was good and juicy but that is all the positive I can say. The table next to us even had to return their order. For local burger, the Green Line Grill makes a better basic burger and for overall best burger in the Springs, we will have to stick to BJ's Brewhouse double deluxe. Sad it just didn't work out. With so many employees, I don't know how you can have dirty floors and tables and forget items in an order, not to mention sending out cold fries. Hope this place improves over time.
wow, quaint Italian atmosphere, friendly, knowledgeable wait staff and the food!!! I have never experienced salmon like this. Please do yourself a favor and give this place a try.
Love McCabes. Feels like family! and Greg and Ari rock!
The BEST Italian in town!!
I often find the atmosphere to be unwelcoming and the prices to be slightly higher.
This place is everything you're looking for. Healthy, friendly, and tasty!
This place is amazing!!!
This place is not the best, & the owner wow what a baby. The way he runs this business is just sad. I stated I had some negative experiences & he "bashed" me on his personal FB.
"We were recommended to do a catering job but there is somebody by the name of Carlos Diego Martinez hateing non-Sonchos of course he pulled out the bitch card I can't even tell who he is dude dude looks like a chick never even seen the guy before come to Sonchos straight hater sinse you wanna speak your mind!!!!!funny stuff he gave casa Bonita in Denver 5 stars.. LoL!!!!"
really this is the kind of people I'm suppossed to support?
This place has an awesome drink menu and wonderful tapas. It's nice to have a local family owned business in a sea of boring corporate restaurants.
Great atmosphere and even better coffee. Now if we can get another batch of two Africas from Switchback next door.
Disgusting kitchen! I really liked the pizza the first few times we ate there. The last time my family ate there will be the last and here's why.... We went in and got a table for six of us in the small dining area so it's hard to miss us. We ordered pizza and got our drinks and then we waited, and waited and waited. 45 minutes later after 8-10 customers had come in and got their take out orders we went to the counter and asked what was taking so long to find out they had lost our order even though we were the only customers sitting in the dining area. They re-did our order and promised to give us free dessert to make up for it. In the meantime my Granddaughter had to use the bathroom so they let my wife escort her through the kitchen. The kitchen was filthy and the back door was open letting in a lot of flies. The flies were everywhere. When she came back from the bathroom our pizza was there and we were already eating over an hour after we ordered or I would have left and demanded our money back after hearing about the kitchen filth. We never got our free dessert though we wouldn't have eaten it. No apology from management; they blamed everything on having been busy earlier and having several new employees.
I will never eat there again. The margaritas are weak, taste like virgin margaritas.
The service was good and I am a fan of beef Fajitas, I like steak fajitas where you have strips of steak, the steak in their fajitas are all shriveled up and dry. Worst beef fajitas I have ever had! Do not ever eat at Pueblo Viejo on Stetson Hills, save your money and save your self from a big
So ridiculously filthy, I couldn't believe it. They did appear to be understaffed, but the people working were in no hurry at all and seemed to be moving in slow motion. I will never go there again and would never ever recommend it. Even the counter where they give you your food looked like it hadn't been cleaned in weeks. Disgusting.
So this is not my first trip to Heart of J or my first time to this particular Heart of J. In the past I've ranted and raved about the food and the service but no more. The hummus and baba ghanoush didn't taste as good as what you can get from the grocery store. I'm a creature of habit, once I find something I like at a place it's hard to get me to change. I always get the lamb shawarma and it's always great but not this time. I'm not even sure what was on it was lamb the cucumber sauce seemed to have been replaced with mayo, the flat bread for dipping was hard as a rock. Lastly I always make it a point to get Turkish Coffee and even this was a major disappointment, watery, little taste and all grounds. Over the past 6 months or so I've been here at least 8 or 9 times and I live in Parker, never again. Very disappointed!
There's a bartender named Laken, she's pretty awesome and liberal w the drinks. But also a tease in a good way
Went to the new location on North Tejon for a Saturday evening dinner. The food was tasty and the servers were well-informed and attentive.
Lots of real flavors, interesting combinations, and suitable portion sizes for the price ($9-$23). Our group liberally shared a representative set of dishes, thus I was able to find several things that I would partake of on my next visit. I chose the pan seared duck, which was perfectly cooked and well paired with the sweet potato/parsnip puree. The desserts were also rich and delicious.
My only complaints concern breaking in the new location. The dim interior made the miniscule text on the 1-page menu VERY difficult to read, and you'll have to raise your voice to have a conversation in the somewhat noisy dining area. Nevertheless, this is a place worth re-visiting.
Cool little hangout! Great coffee and staff. Very friendly. Cool Friday running "club". Reduced priced coffee after a run...not too shabby!
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