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June 15, 2008
London, United Kingdom
April 21, 2005
As you approach, the effusive welcome from the owner, the lively atmosphere, and the promise of "Las Mejores Carnes" all promise a good night out.
On first look, the interior open courtyard, with its overhanging tree dressed with glowing red lamps, appears inviting, but the overall, quality of the food is very average, and again, the place is full of Americans. The only vaguely "Mexican" experiences to be had are the chips, spicy salsa, and excellent guacamole. They also serve an interesting but delicious pina colada.
There‘s plenty to watch as Caesar salads are carefully prepared by waiters at your table in oversized salad bowls (114ps for two people). Initially, it’s quite a display, but after 5 minutes (and the salad is still not complete), the novelty wears off.
I chose the pollo limon (92ps), which came with boiled vegetables and a jacket potato. I was starting to think that I was back in England eating a school dinner, such was the blandness and distinct lack of lemon taste. My husband had the equally unimpressive chicken fajitas (92ps). The red meat and seafood dishes run at around about 100ps, and perhaps they’re worth the extra money, but we didn’t stick around to find out.
Overall, it was just way too cheesy, with everyone around us (including the waiters) speaking English. Obviously, this is ideal for some, but it’s nice to experience something different to your native culture and cuisine when you travel abroad. The final insult was the crazy improv Jazz guitar trio who started up just as we were leaving thankfully.
From journal Eat, shop, and sleep well in San Miguel de Allende
Mexico City, Mexico
October 14, 2003
We met the owner there, and he is a very friendly guy who treated us very well and recommended some places to visit.
If you're looking for quality, service, and the best food in town, this is the place!
From journal SAN MIGUEL "GREAT PLACE FOR ALL AGES"
indy, Indiana, Afghanistan
December 26, 2002
From journal I Left My Heart in San Miguel
April 30, 2002
The owner/manager himself, Max Altamirano, came by the table to ask if everything was "just perfect" and PERFECT it was! Since we were eating an early dinner by local standards, we missed the live music, but I understand that it is featured nightly at around 9PM - Jazz most nights.
WARNING to the light-weight drinker: Margaritas at Tio Lucas are made strong, strong STRONG!
From journal Where to Go- What to Eat in San Miguel
los angeles, California
December 19, 2001
Everyone raved to me about Tio Lucas and while the food is quite good the atmosphere was not my favorite.
My main problem was that the place was full of smoke, more full of smoke than anyplace I've ever been in my life - if you are a smoker, you may enjoy it. There were two women sitting behind me who never, for a single moment, were without a lit cigarette or two in their hands and to my left was a man who actually downed three cigars in an hour.
Besides the smoke, the seating is very cramped - our table locked a couple between their table and a wall. When they left seven people had to stand up and two tables had to be moved for them to leave.
There is live music and it was very good, also the owner is an extremely nice man who seemed concerned that I was turning purple from all the smoke.
So, overall I recommend it if you want noise and crowds, I also loved the food - really it's quite excellent, but if you want to breathe easy go somewhere else.
From journal Day of the Dead in San Miguel De Allende