A November 2005 trip
to Tijuana by Jose A. Barron
Quote: Fortune and misfortune at Palma Azul in Tijuana
Restaurant | "Palma Azul"
Our fortune was to visit a new and beautiful restaurant that was very busy and had great atmosphere served by an excellent wait staff. Our misfortune was to encounter one of the owners smoking a foul-smelling cigar. Even though we were in the patio area, our clothes reeked of the smoke. We asked our waiter to request he put out his cigar. Not only did he not do so, but he passed several more times past our table, pausing to observe his surroundings while ignoring us completely. We asked our waiter to give us a table indoors, but since the restaurant was very busy that night, there were none available. We cancelled our dinner order and requested a check for our drinks. The waiters were very polite and apologized profusely. I paid with a $100 bill, and the waiter had to go get change. While we waited, which took about 5 minutes, the owner made it a point to pass by us several times and then stopped scarcely a yard behind us to have a long conversation with his head waiter, apparently to let us know he was the boss.
I have filed complaints in Tijuana and have received responses that Palma Azul is becoming very notorious for this type of attitude towards patrons. If a restaurant owner has such low regard for his patron's comfort and well being, I can't recommend it at all.
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 12, 2005
Blvd. Salinas 11154
Jose A. Barron