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4 hours ago, seasia said:

Hi

 

Another Italian restaurant coming to naklua soon.

Work started a few days ago on a former Family Mart shop on soi 27 ( opposite Tesco Express )

 

I have chatted a bit to the owner, a Sicilian.

Talked about the dishes he will offer, including a range of pizzas etc.

 

Hopefully he succeeds but I cannot help thinking there is a fair bit of competition already, including the very highly rated Grottinos not far away.

He estimates to be open by Mid December.

I will probably give it a try.

 

 

Throw in Pizza Big and few few others already there.

Good luck, seems like a risky overcrowded market.

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Not happy about the service at Taco Taco just off Klang near Buakao.  I ordered the chips and salsa appetizer to snack on with my margarita.  She asked if I wanted a chip refill (there was still plenty of sauce).  I said sure.  What she didn't tell me was that she was going to charge me for a whole other chips and salsa. 

 

There was no indication whatsoever there would be a second charge for another chips and salsa.  I had actually been there a few days before and they did the same thing and there was no charge.  It was exactly the same waitress too.  Not cool. 

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5 hours ago, shdmn said:

Not happy about the service at Taco Taco just off Klang near Buakao.  I ordered the chips and salsa appetizer to snack on with my margarita.  She asked if I wanted a chip refill (there was still plenty of sauce).  I said sure.  What she didn't tell me was that she was going to charge me for a whole other chips and salsa. 

 

There was no indication whatsoever there would be a second charge for another chips and salsa.  I had actually been there a few days before and they did the same thing and there was no charge.  It was exactly the same waitress too.  Not cool. 

Interesting. 

Well as it's a menu item and not a free starter (as is usual in Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and Mexico) it shouldn't have been any more shocking than getting charged for another drink if you were asked would you like another margarita? But because you were given the top up gratis before I do understand your annoyance. My policy is that when in a for profit restaurant if they offer something that is a menu item and they don't say gratis, free, or on the house, it usually ain't. Once I had a little incident at an Italian restaurant that ALWAYS gives some spirits free after the meal. Instead of waiting for it to be offered free I thought I would speed things up and just asked for it. Because I asked for it, it showed up on my bill! 

 

I do have a question. Did you COMPLAIN about the charge? In that case I would have brought it up that you had assumed it was free considered the same thing was free before. If you didn't complain in that situation, I think you should have. Restauranteurs can't read minds. They don't want upset customers especially these days where people post online about their bad experiences!

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24 minutes ago, shdmn said:

Nope, I just won't go back because it was nothing special anyways.  A small portion of store bought nachos, not authentic homemade mexican nachos.  Everything else on the menu is kind of expensive and from what I have heard, nothing special either.  I'll just go to Tequilla Reef which has similar prices and better location.  I have my doubts they will last long in that location.

Up to you. I'm really not much into nachos but in my opinion the Mexican food at Taco Taco is MUCHO MEJOR than at Tequila Reef. I also think that the people with the most experience with Mexican food (North Americans) would mostly feel the same way. 

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12 hours ago, TaaSaparot said:

Agreed ... especially on Tuesday when they have their heavily promoted Taco Tuesday.

 

Reducing the size of the Tacos while telling you its a great deal is dishonest IMO.

Pretty standard, 1 less sausage in the special bangers and mash!

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11 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Pretty standard, 1 less sausage in the special bangers and mash!

It's not pretty standard in any places I eat.

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42 minutes ago, TaaSaparot said:

It's not pretty standard in any places I eat.

I was actually told in on place, have special, but smaller.

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Wok 'n' Roll.

New place recently opened on the corner of Pattaya/Naklua Rd and Pattaya Nua (North) Road. Prime, prime location, premises previously housed Best Seat restaurant.

Wok 'n' Roll seems to be a bar/restaurant and currently have an offer of a beer for 40 Baht if you order food. There is no menu out front but pictures inside and out give an idea of what is on offer foodwise. I did not go in today and the place was empty at 6.30 this evening. Not sure who their target market are but all signage and promo material is in English. I will keep a watching brief for now.

 

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13 hours ago, champers said:

Wok 'n' Roll.

New place recently opened on the corner of Pattaya/Naklua Rd and Pattaya Nua (North) Road. Prime, prime location, premises previously housed Best Seat restaurant.

Wok 'n' Roll seems to be a bar/restaurant and currently have an offer of a beer for 40 Baht if you order food. There is no menu out front but pictures inside and out give an idea of what is on offer foodwise. I did not go in today and the place was empty at 6.30 this evening. Not sure who their target market are but all signage and promo material is in English. I will keep a watching brief for now.

 

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Hi champers.

Thanks for that.

You are certainly right, that is a prime location.

I guess the rent must be very high.

 

The former Best Seat restaurant   I  never noticed much in the way of customer there.

I never tried it, the menu prices seemed overly high.

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18 hours ago, seasia said:

Hi champers.

Thanks for that.

You are certainly right, that is a prime location.

I guess the rent must be very high.

 

The former Best Seat restaurant   I  never noticed much in the way of customer there.

I never tried it, the menu prices seemed overly high.

You would think so but I never see anyone going to any of the places around there.  Everyone is coming/and going somewhere else.  Just not the sort of area people want to loiter in for whatever reason.

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On 11/4/2019 at 2:43 PM, champers said:

Wok 'n' Roll.

New place recently opened on the corner of Pattaya/Naklua Rd and Pattaya Nua (North) Road. Prime, prime location, premises previously housed Best Seat restaurant.

Wok 'n' Roll seems to be a bar/restaurant and currently have an offer of a beer for 40 Baht if you order food. There is no menu out front but pictures inside and out give an idea of what is on offer foodwise. I did not go in today and the place was empty at 6.30 this evening. Not sure who their target market are but all signage and promo material is in English. I will keep a watching brief for now.

 

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Any relation to the old Wok 'n Rok? The best British style Chinese food.

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