Category: Not Recommended

100% de Agave

Mexican Restaurant and Bar

975 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203

Review Date: 7/28/2017

Food good, service average, prices a bit high.  Typical for Denver “white people” tiny tacos for $$$.  Only had tacos, the rest of the menu looks pretty good.  The reason for only 1 star service?  There’s a camera in the women’s bathroom.  When I asked the waiter why, he first denied it then he said it was because people were doing drugs in the bathroom.  WTF, even though there are still private stalls (maybe ~ cannot be sure), there’s never a reason to have a camera in the bathroom.  F’n pervs.  I will not be going back, don’t need to be spied on when doing my business, even if all they can see is what we’re doing in the mirror, sink, etc., it’s none of you’re damn business.

Atmosphere: 3 – nice downtown spacious place, cool decor

Service: 1 – camera in the women’s bathroom, then denial and bs reasoning for camera.

Quality of Food/Drink: 2 – mediocre overpriced tacos (seems to be a trend in Denver)

Value for $: 2, pricy for what you get

Overall Impression: 2

Not recommended – no need to say more

Denver Deep Dish Pizza

Name changed to Crush Pizza

1200 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

Review Date: 1/23/2016

When they first opened I was very excited to have a deep dish place in the Northside.  Initially the pizza was decent, even good, but the last couple of times I’ve gone it has been a disappointment.  So much so that I’ll never give it another try.  The staff is usually pretty drunk toward the later hours and the quality of the food seems to be suffering from either cutbacks in the kitchen, low quality ingredients, or maybe the kitchen staff are as drunk as the front of house.  I have dined in, but usually pick up for takeout due to the inhospitable atmosphere.  Not terrible, just more cafeteria than what I’m looking for in a dining out experience for dinner.  Once when I called in an order from the airport, and I still had to wait an hour after I drove 35 minutes from the airport to the restaurant for them to produce 1 deep dish pizza.  The deep dish pizza I had recently:  really sucked.  I like a deep dish with lots of ingredients, especially meat.  My last order was sausage, peperoni, mushroom and fresh mozz. The pizza came with very little of the additional ingredients I ordered.  When I’m paying per added ingredient, I’m not expecting the quantity of the others to be diminished, I’m expecting more to be added on.  Plus because I ordered fresh mozz, the traditional mozz was not included in the pie, which resulted in a very un-cheesy pizza.  F’n yuck.  

Overall the quality also sucked, not delicious ingredients, rather they were flat, over processed flavorless meats.  The first time I dined here I had the smoked wings, which were really good, however the recent order I had were rubbery and undercooked.  So much that I had to cook them more at home the next day, which did not help the rubbery factor at all.  I’m not even sure how real chicken can have this rubbery texture, but they are downright gross and ended up in the trash.  Basically when I’m paying $30 for a pizza, I expect quality, taste and texture and deliciousness .  Sad this place has declined, wake up owners, drunk staff aren’t your friends or family, they’re employees – employees who are ruining your opportunity to run a good business.  If you’re saving money on inferior ingredients because business has declined, maybe you’re looking at the wrong issue.

Atmosphere: 2 – open, loud cafateria sports bar without the charm

Service: 1 – drunk aint fun from a server

Quality of Food/Drink: 1

Value for $: 1

Overall Impression: 1.25

Not recommended. Too many great pizza joints in Denver to waste your time or money.

Hacienda Colorado

Hacienda Colorado

Mexican restaurant and bar

4100 E Mexico Ave
Denver, CO 80222

Review Date: 2/22/2013

Mediocre at best.  This food sucks, and is a poor excuse for Mexican food.  Tastes and smells like taco bell and lacks any real flavor. I would guess the majority of their food comes from a can or is pre-packaged elsewhere.  It’s a shame, because good Mexican food is so easy to make fresh and homemade.  Dont waste your time, money, or health.  There are plenty of good restaurants in Denver to find good Mexican food ~ this is not one of them.

Atmosphere: 2.5, its a nice large cafateria style restaurant, and has nice Mexican style decor.

Service: 2

Quality of Food/Drink: 1

Value for $: 1

Overall Impression: 1.6

Not Recommended

Sushi Hai

3600 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

Review Date: 4/22/2012

Worst sushi place in Denver.  Food:  mediocre at best/ bad and dangerous at worst.  Service:  very bad, rude, (middle class uppity b.s. – give me a break please).  The worst:  green lipped mussels were served on broken shells.  Didn’t notice the shell was broken until the mussel was in my mouth with the most horrible flavor.  As I was with friends, I swallowed, even though my impulse was to spit.  Two of the five mussels on the Green Lipped Appetizer were on severely cracked shells.  One shell almost halved.  This can only mean one of two things:  1) they are reusing the shells and placing the mussel on with topping on the shell for service (using broken shells), or 2) the chef is serving broken and likely dead mussels, which is highly dangerous.  As I write this, I’m hoping that I don’t get sick.  The rest of the sushi was below average, something you’d expect to get in a grocery store counter.  Service wise:  we were sat in a lower level dining room, Sunday afternoon, 4:45ish.  The dining room was empty, with the exception of one couple.  We were sat at a table right next to the couple.  Before we sat, I requested a booth across the room.  We were told they were all reserved.  After 90 minutes, only one booth was being sat as wer were finishing.  I’d like to say only the hostess was rude, but the other staff were equally rude.  Our waitress:  rude/unfriendly, not knowledgeable about sushi, rattled off the incorrect items we ordered as she pointed to the fish.  The soft shell crab and another tempura roll were served cold, tempura soggy and cold; tuna, hamachi, sticky, not fresh, and underwhelming.  No offer for desert or anything else before dropping our check, even though we were celebrating a birthday.  Generally service:  just blah.  Two of us have fine dining background, and three of us food connoisseurs, and appreciators of sushi.  Although I’ve had sushi in coastal towns around the world, it is not unreasonable to expect quality sushi in Denver, as a matter of fact, we have had good quality sushi here, only not in this hyped up mediocre sushi bar, which happens to be in a good location.    Don’t waste your time, risk your health, or give these idiots your money.

Atmosphere: 3 – cool space, lots of interesting rooms below ground

Service: 1

Quality of Food/Drink: 1

Value for $: 1

Overall Impression: 1.5

Recommended: No.

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