Chalfont >Los Sarapes Mexican Restaurant
If you like poor service and bland
food, this the place for you. Personally, I recommend saving your money and going to Taco Bell.
When we were seated, we asked to sit near edge of the room, but the hostess told us that those seats were reserved. No one sat in thos seats the entire time we were there!
Next, they had plates and forks set at the table that were dirty. This left a completely bad first impression.
The waitress gave us a little attention at first, but then left us to flounder on our own the rest of the night. The chicken was dry, the fish over cooked, and the rice completely bland.
I don't mind paying a extra for a good meal, but it's completely absurd to pay those prices and get the poor service and low quality food they are dishing out.
Outstanding Mexican Restaurant.
I have found a beautiful restaurant in Chalfont with great food and service, the mole poblano is superb.
los sarapes, what can I say, other than "Wow" its awesome !
WE LOVE THIS. I've been comming to your establishment for years and years. I have seen your development over time and time again. But the most impressive is the consistency of your food and service. Of course I never liked seeing your prices go up! But your quality and taste is just the Best! . Thank You Los Sarapes for feed us for many years!
Commenting on motr2's "One of my worst dining experiences"..
Do not let this gentleman confuse you, for obviously there are no taste buds or travel experience within his domain.....
To begin, fast food is not considered any part of the restaurant experience. Traveling to Mexico 3 times does not make you an expert, or any where near knowledgeable of what this culture rich food should taste like.
Commenting on your (heart of the Saturday night), supposedly all of the "Good" restaurants in the area are overflowing with people? This is very funny because all around Chalfont Pennsylvania there is one, I repeat, one other restaurant that is worth noting, and this place is named Borghi's. The rest of the places consist of bars and pizza places that do not consider to be called a restaurant unless you consider a "Cheesesteak” a fine dining experience.
Wow I really cannot believe the comments from your "Restaurant Expertise"!
Flat beer can be the cause of only one solution, which is, ready for this? The beer keg is about to kick! Most restaurant establishments that I have ever been to do not have "Clear" kegs! This is an honest mistake and cannot be taken out on a person who is not psychic.
On to the next point, “Being famished, we ordered Mexican Nachos for $4". You must have been either really famished, or really broke to order just nachos and also point out the price. Boy this is funny because after the quote above, you clearly point out that you counted the chips on your plate.
Another funny but ridiculous quote from this gentleman " The salsa was fresh made, but fresh made does not mean delicious. It was below average. Tomatoes and onions are not salsa". In the beginning of the sentence, you state that what you ate was Salsa, but then later in the sentence you stated that it is not. Make up your mind pal, eating salsa out of an Ortega can from your local grocery store is not salsa, and if you believe that it is, then you have a serious problem.
You point out that you exam your cat's hairballs. What a wonderful person to write a review.
The look on your face while sitting at the table, might have given the waitress the idea to just get you out of there. No manager needed to make this decision.
Let me wrap this up by stating that I have been dining at this restaurant for 13 out of 17 years it has been established. Take a look around the area and please let me know which other restaurants have been there for 17+ years? I can assure you that there are 0.
Oh and please, next time you are in the mood for "your" type of Mexican cuisine, go south on 202, make a left on 309 south, and proceed to the Taco Bell, that should justify your money and taste problems.
Los Sarapes you are the best, hands down! High Zagat Rating! Taco Bell= no Zagat Rating!
My wife, family, friends, and I all enjoy Los Sarapes at least once a week!
I had to post a new review because the amount of words that I wanted to share towards motr2 was not allowed in a review.
Also this restaurant was recommended to motr2 by "Various co-workers", not just one person, motr2, there is something wrong with you
"THANK YOU LOS SARAPES FOR BRINGING A PIECE OF MEXICO". Hello my name is john Mendieta, due to my job I travel all over Central and South America and my favorite cuisine is the Mexican cuisine. Going of the beaten path like Mexico City, Cuernavaca Puebla and Morelia I must say that being a resident of Bucks County brings me as close to Mexico as being there. Los Sarapes has provided the experience and delicassies. I eat out 4 to 5 days a week. I must say that the consistancy and tasty flavors have always made my palet enjoyful, the atmosphere can't get me any closer to Mexico. So with this said Thank You Los Sarapes for bringing a piece of Mexico to Bucks County.
One of my worst dining experiences ever.
This place was recommended to me by various co-workers, so my wife and I headed there with great expectations (sorry Mr. Dickens). I have a lot of experience working in the restaurant industry – from fast food to very high end establishments. I have enjoyed Mexican food from coast to coast and have been to Mexico on 3 different occasions. On each occasion I have sought out and eaten at many different neighborhood cantinas.
It was the heart of a Saturday night (@ 8pm) and around this area all the good restaurants are overflowing with patrons waiting to be seated. This place was about one quarter full when we arrived – not a good sign for a Saturday night. I don’t know why, but with all the empty tables they seated us in a remote corner at a table that was still being cleaned. To make matters worse the table was unsteady. It was so bad I was afraid to let go of my drink. Maybe some previous diner has removed the folded napkins under one of the legs.
We started had 2 Dos Equis Amber. Neither glass was full upon arrival which usually means that the head evaporated while they sat awaiting delivery to the table. Remember, the place only had about 8 parties total. To make matters worse (I keep using that phrase, but matters kept on getting worse) the beers were watered down! I didn’t want to believe it at first, but after tasting my second beer, there was no doubt. On the bright side, it probably meant that the glasses were recently washed (and still very wet).
Being famished, we ordered Mexican Nachos for $4. The dish was underwhelming in size and taste. It consisted of around 12 chips – slightly above average in texture and taste – and about 3 ounces of pico d’ gallo salsa. The salsa was fresh made, but fresh made does not mean delicious. It was below average. Tomatoes and onions are not salsa.
We should have left then, but chips and salsa do not a Mexican restaurant make, so we forged onward to the appetizers. We ordered Tamales Capitalinos ($7). The menu says they are from ‘Grammy’s recipe.’ Well, Grammy must not have any spices in her kitchen because they were bland. There were 4 small tamales, that when unwrapped contained a concoction that was very reminiscent of something my cat spits up – about the same size and color – except my cat’s hairballs probably have more flavor.
I am nothing if not stubborn. I refused to believe a restaurant highly recommended by friends whose opinions I value could be totally disappointing, so we stayed the course and plunged ahead to the entrees.
My wife ordered Rollos Cabos ($18) - seafood stuffed blue tortillas covered in a cream of chipotle sauce. The dish consisted of a pair of underized tubes with something inside of them and a small amount of sauce. I guess if we had sent them to a lab for analysis they may have found some seafood in the contents, but to the naked eye there was next to nothing in them. They were dry and – as with every other dish to this point – TASTLESS!
I ordered the Puerco Oaxaqueno ($18) – pork tenderloin tips in a smoky pepper sauce. The beans on the side were tasty – finally something with flavor. The pork – about 8 small chunks – was overcooked and dry as in Sonoran desert dry. After I had finished, the waitress came over and said “You didn’t like that, did you?” I told her it was dry and overcooked. She left the table and I expected her to return with a manager but all she returned with was the check.
Let me wrap this up by stating that I didn’t want to write so scathing a review. I waited two weeks to give myself some time to reflect about this Well, I have reflected and come to the conclusion that this was one of the two worst dining experiences I have ever had. I say two because even though I cannot actively recall any worse, I will assume that maybe, somewhere, sometime in my distant past I have had an equally execrable repast.
We love this place. We've been here several times and had an excellent experience every time. Servers are friendly and accommodating to us and our 2 boys (aged 7 & 8) even when it's a packed house. The food is always good and the margaritas are excellent (and powerful!). The ceviche is good too.
Better Off Going to El Cactus Fountainville. The food is overpriced and not that good. They are way overrated and definitely not as good as El Cactus which is right down the road. It is not kid friendly at all and they don't even offer you a free round of chips and salsa. The staff is snobbish and its not a friendly environment. Don't waster your time or money!
way overpriced, but authentic....
This mexican eatery was recommended to us by several locals, so we gave it a shot.
First, living in Los Angeles for four years, my rating of Mexican food is tough. In Los Angeles, one can get a great Mexican meal almost in any neighborhood. That said,
The place is cute. Well decorated, one feels like being in a little, Mexican town. Staff was friendly and quick. The food however was average. Although is seems authentic, its not as flavorful as many other Mexican places we have eaten at.
And now, the reason for a negative review: price. Come on guys, dinner for two, no drinks, two dishes and two bowls of soup = $63.00 (with 20% tip)? That's a lot for Mexican food, really. Being Italian (my favorite food) I wouldn't even spend that much. One dish alone was $19.00, for rice and chicken? The kicker is, no chips and salsa served?? That is like gong to and Italian restaurant and not getting served fresh bread.
For people who don't mind spending too much for Mexican food and live close, I would say try it. If it was less expensive for what you got, I would have given it an extra star.
Los Sarapes. I go here several times a year and the food has never disappointed. The atmosphere is festive so go elsewhere if you are looking a quiet dinner. If you are looking for authentic Mexican then there is no other place. Their enmoladas, enfrijoloadas, mole poblano and tampiquena dishes will never disappoint. Great Maguaritas and mixed drinks. Expect to wait if you go on a weekend night and expect to pay more than you would for an evening at a "Tex Mex" type of restaurant.
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