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La Barca Mexican Restaurant Complaint - Food Portions - Mexican Food

Review by rottenroj on 2008-10-15
BELL, CALIFORNIA -- I enjoy eating at La Barca; Bell. Ca. its always very clean and the food is very fresh. However the last time I eat there I ordered a meat dish that comes with a side of rice and beans. My attention was immediately drawn to the exceptionally small rice and beans portion I was served. It was no more that 4 teaspoons respectively.

I was very disappointed at this size portion. I find it unacceptable. I'll give them one more chance, maybe it was an isolated incident.
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-10-16
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-15:
You might have mentioned something to your server? Most restaurants WANT to know if a customer is unhappy, better chance of keeping them as a client. That being said, maybe they were doing you a favour?
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-15:
At least you'll give them another chance, that's cool. Sometimes you don't really know what happened, for instance perhaps a new employee was working in the kitchen and didn't understand what the portion sizes are supposed to be.

If that's the case, when enough people complain to the manager, that would probably fix the problem.
Posted by seriously? on 2008-10-15:
wow, people actually EAT those rice and bean portions??? hm. you can have mine next time!
Posted by ejack053824 on 2008-10-15:
I always eat the beans and rice. The best part of the meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-16:
I wonder if the place has found that few people were eating the rice and beans and that those sides were ending up in the trash? Why put large portions of items on a plate if they're going to get tossed? I agree with hell2pay. Odds are, the server would have brought you more rice and beans if you complimented how good they were and how disappointed you were that you got only a small portion.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-16:
the portions aren't getting smaller...you're geting......

*ZZ agrees*
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-16:
Did you say anything while you were there??

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