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Los Cuatros Amigos Complaint - Bad Mexican Food

Review by old fart on 2008-12-19
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN -- I have eaten at this restaurant twice now and on both occasions have found the food to be either tasteless or simply salty...

Most of their entrees are apparently composed of generic ingredients, from local institutional suppliers having no real resemblance to the Mexican food I knew and appreciated as a kid.

It is Very overpriced for the money and almost any other Mexican restaurant in town including Taco Bell is more authentic in taste...

There are two or three of these restaurants in the tri-city area and you would be well advised to avoid them!
Comments:26 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-02-16
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-19:
First Applebee's and now The 4 Friends. You're having a bad run of luck dining out up there OF.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-19:
Bad Mexican food gives a whole new meaning to the name 'Old Fart'
Posted by old fart on 2008-12-19:
Back in the day when Saginaw was a respectable town of 100,000 people there used to be genuinely great restaurants of the New York city, Chicago, Detroit calibre...Roy's steak house,the Royal Palm, Chris's High Life, The Log Mark, to name a few, but all of of those are long abandoned or burned down or bankrupt...I'd need a time machine to take me back 40 years to find food and dining like that again...
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-20:
I would never, and I mean NEVER! eat at a place called The Log Mark. The name implies something way past fine dining.
Posted by Starlord on 2008-12-20:
What do you call four Mexicans in a leaky boat?



Quatro cinco.
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
are you going to take restaurat advise from someone who makes himself call "old fart"
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
are you going to take restaurat advise from someone who makes himself call "old fart"
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-02-15:
Indeed I will.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
Are we going to take advice from someone that cannot even spell restaurant.
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
well this old fart probably doesn't know that el mexicano has cooks that used to work at los cuatro
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
Who cares if they worked at los cuatro? He wrote a review to give his opinion on his experience. You can agree or disagree nad leave a valid, informed rebuttal. If your best response is "are you going to take restaurat advise from someone who makes himself call "old fart" we are not going to take you seriously.

Make an informed comment. We will listen, and we will comment in return.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-02-15:
realmexican, I don't see how it would even be relevant. Cooks change jobs with some frequency, and they don't show up with their "own menu", they cook according to the place that they work.
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
that's because I am a true Mexican and if I don't spell correctly is because Spanish is my language, that's why I know about real Mexican Food.
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
well next time you go to el mexicano look at their menu they have the same items
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
Excuse me realmexican... my step father was straight from the border and made sure that he could read, write, and speak proper English. If he did not know the proper use of word or the spelling of it, he broke out the dictionary. Not that spelling errors are not allowed, but a true Mexican would not use his nationality as an excuse.

And by the way, don't most Mexican places have the same menu choices, with maybe a few variations?
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-02-15:
How do I know you aren't just some guy advocating for the other restaurant because you work at the other restaurant, realmexican? It seems to make sense, as you just registered and right away started posting this stuff...

Old Fart has been here a while and he is a respected member so we know to trust his reviews.
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
well my opinion is that los cautro amigos is way better than el mexicano
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
John is correct. I can show you the menu of 50 Mexican restaurants in Santa Ana and they will all look pretty much the same. Each place will have someting special that they may do best but menudo soup is menudo soup etc...
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
I know the owners of el mexicano I know that they been here longer than Los Cuatro when El mexicano's family had a grcery store and restaurant in Broadway 6 years ago before los cuatro why didn't they have all these food items then?
Posted by old fart on 2009-02-15:
Realmexican... one of my favorites is El Rancho Grande... I have known Chole and Maria for many years and consider their food to be excellent...
I consider myself to be a fair judge of Mexican food and have sampled food from Guadalajara to San antonio..

I think my opinion is based in experience...

Not to mention that my best childhood buddy was a young kid named Arturo Ontiveros..

I'm not your average northern gringo...
Posted by old fart on 2009-02-15:
Contrary to Ordinary... by way of explanation, the name of the restaurant,"Log Mark" refers to the lumbering days in Saginaw....
When the Logs were cut and floated downriver to the sawmills, the way they were identified was to hammer a distinctive mark with a sledgehammer into the end of the log that would identify the owner... those are what are called "logmarks"...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
Also, by way of explanation, a trip to the diner's toilet could reveal a distinctive mark that floated around the bowl during flushing, that is as well called "logmarks".
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
C2O, I could not find logmarks in the dictionary. Definition please. LOL Wait! Never mind!
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-02-15:
That was disgusting enough.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-16:
Really BB? You may want to avoid ejack's book then, titled -
"From A Skidmark To A Logmark... The Journey"
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-02-16:
Lets hope he doesn't post it in the middle of a food review.

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