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1 Don Pedros on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:09 pm

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Has anyone been there? My hubby wants to try it and I am wondering who has been there and what they thought about the food...I looked at the webpage and the menu...looks very fattening and I am not sure yet I want to indulge in such fattiness unless of course the food gets rave reviews.


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2 Re: Don Pedros on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:17 pm

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I think they are pricey for what they are offering being that most of the menu is typical tex mex southwestern.....one could make any of these dishes at home (hint: come to my house for authentic Oaxacan and other parts of Mexico fare and lessons.....) Now that being said Mr P has eaten there, has much experience with mexican cuisine and he said it was good. I just think that paying ten bucks for a quesadilla is ridiculous.


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3 Re: Don Pedros on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:18 pm

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I have to agree. I wish Casa Azteca was still on Main st....that place was really good.


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4 Re: Don Pedros on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:32 pm

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Sorry Goth but that menu looks too gimmicky.....and who gave them the right to say their fajitas are famous? Famous where? Just that sin alone gives them a strike in my book. Pricey, pricey and pricey.....for what is simple but very tasty fare IF executed spot-on. The cholula chicken wings - their secret bbq sauce - Hahahahahah....the secret is in the title of the dish....CHOLULA HOT SAUCE......hehehehe....an ounce of pretension is worth an overpriced taquito I guess.


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5 Re: Don Pedros on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:33 pm

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CASA AZTECA was about as close to authentic west coast mexican cuisine as one could get here and I knew the owners....their prices were good, the food was good and they were not pretentious.


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6 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:17 am

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Was there a couple of years ago, about three visits. It went downhill with each visit. And yes, too expensive for Mex.

7 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:39 am

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Authentic Mexican cuisine, cuisine that would be worth those prices and more, cannot be had here simply because the ingredients are hard to come by in their freshest state for that is what really sets aside true Mexican cuisine from the Tex Mex herd.....it's many layers of days of prep, just like good East Indian Cuisines or French food.....the simplest of dishes is often the most complex in terms of the prep and would be worth every penny....this stuff on the Don Pedro menu i can easily make and most likely make better.


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8 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:22 am

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I regret not going to Casa Azteca more often, but it was too out of the way for me. I know that much of what they did was based on family recipes that Victor brought back from Mexico.

Goth: if Don Pedro's doesn't look promising, maybe give Burrito del Rio a try in Osborne Village. I have not been their either, but have heard a couple positive comments about it.

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9 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:30 am

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I would like to go somewhere that is licensed. It doesn't look like Burrito Del Rio is.


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10 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:59 am

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Burrito Del Rio is not someplace you'd go for a nice quiet dinner out with hubby. It's basically a Mexican fast food outlet with a few tables and plastic chairs.

I was there last week and the food was average. Except for the shrimp taco. That was delish.

BTW Dim Sum for me today...



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11 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:26 pm

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mmm dim sum.


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12 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:27 pm

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Yes....salivating at the thought of those little, delectable snackies.....


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13 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:28 pm

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Beachcombers for lunch for me...can't complain...it's free Smile.

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14 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:31 pm

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I miss the original Tiki Lounge at the old Beachcomber's on Carlton.....very trippy.


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15 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:53 pm

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We are going to Rae & Jerrys. The hubby has never been there so I figured why not!


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16 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:54 pm

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R & J's is the best prime rib sandwich in the world.


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17 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:55 pm

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YES


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18 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:00 pm

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Goth_chic wrote:We are going to Rae & Jerrys. The hubby has never been there so I figured why not!

My wife did not like Rae and Jerry's she figures the food is blah.


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19 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:02 pm

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Rae & Jerrys is okay....not my favorite steakhouse. Chop is my fav,.


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20 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:13 pm

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been meaning to try and get to chop. Just never enough time or money.

If anyone wants to babysit the kids and give me $100 to take the missus out on a date let me know.


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21 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:20 pm

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CHOP is gorgeous....the menu pricey but I think their attention to detail and freshness is what separates them....for old time steak joints though, Rae and Jerry's is still the best followed by Hy's


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22 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:32 pm

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Best Steak joint I have ever been to in the city is on Wellington. They have a simply gorgeous garden that helps make the food somehow that much tastier.


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23 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:32 pm

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Miz point wrote:I miss the original Tiki Lounge at the old Beachcomber's on Carlton.....very trippy.
OMG brings back so many memories, first place my husband took me for a dinner date (some 30+ years ago). Still remember the navy blue ceiling with the twinkling lights to make it feel like a night under the stars....................WOW....thanks MizP for bring up a great memory, just in time for our anniversary.


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24 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:43 pm

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That waterfall, the plastic palm trees and it was so dark in there we could order drinks and never get carded....stoner's paradise....but the food was awful! One went there purely for the decor and the tiki bar.


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25 Re: Don Pedros on Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:16 pm

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Goth_chic wrote:We are going to Rae & Jerrys. The hubby has never been there so I figured why not!

If he is a fan of the fifties he will love that place....this is no frou frou steak joint but is as close to traditional as one can get. I say this everytime I post about Rae and Jerry's but I want that black sofa in the lobby...pure fifties leather and chrome!


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