Last night my wife and I were treated to sensational authentic Mexican cuisine in Allentown. We had been anticipating the opening of Don Tequila Mexican Taqueria (learn more) for quite some time, and our expectations were high. When we walked in we were greeted by the owner Sergio Mucino who promptly sat us at the bar. As we talked to him about his restaurant, I repeatedly complimented him on the drastic transformation that the interior had undergone. The room was filled with vibrant colors and lighting, with tastefully done Mexican decor, wood floors and table/booth seating.
Went in on Sunday (glad they were open). First impression is they seem to know what they're doing. Lots of staff, greeted at the door... food was to go (so didn't have a drink), but it was good.
I live right down the street and checked this out the Tuesday after this write-up was posted. It was empty when I walked by that Monday and packed when my roommates and I went to get dinner the next dinner. Fast service, good food and really cheap prices. It won't be my go-to but I'll definitely stop in every once and a while.
I saw this place open on wednesday walking to rick's but wasn't sure what it was since I didn't see any sign out front. Shoulda just popped into to look, didn't have time though, now I'll go check it out.
Ben is correct, they took credit cards in OP, i would also bet theyll accept them sooner rather than later.
When they were in OP, they took credit cards. Most likely this is a start up issue that will be resolved soon.
It isn't that strange, right? There's a bunch of places that do it. At least they make it known it's cash only! I went to Viking Lobster Company a few weeks ago and found out when the check came that it was cash only. I suspected it would be so I had cash; but before I left the house I even checked their website and found nothing. Never said anything when making reservations either.
I digress. I agree with brownteeth. I understand why a place would do it; but why push away a customer. Not to mention, if you only take cash and have an ATM for customer's 'convenience', isn't that a sheistier move since you're gonna make even more money off the ATM fees?
Yeah, I probably won't go there often if its cash only, I never have cash on me and always use my bank card. I don't understand the no credit card thing, wouldn't you rather lose the 1.5% fee rather than lose 100% revenue?
I am shocked that a website as notoriously pretentious as Buffalo Rising has such little regard for sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and coherent thought. You're right Louis, a new blog is in order.
Oh my f-ing gawd. The critics are multiplying like the weeds outside. Start your own blog so we don't have to be subjected to this inferior, doodoo website!
You mean you didn't want to keep reading to see more pictures of an empty restaurant??? God forbid you take pictures of the food. If those pictures of this sensational, overabundantly delicious, vibrant Mexican restaurant don't make you rush over there I'm not sure what will.
You guys need to stop with these restaurant write ups. Seriously they are embarrassing.
Haley, I think the best was saved for last (although I have to say that I didn't expect such risqué commentary on BRO).
Do yourself a favor and get into Don Tequila as soon as you can. The mouth watering experience was way beyond our expectations.
I'm not surprised that there is confusion about what the sentences mean. This article is so poorly written; the only reason I kept reading was to watch it get worse.
this just makes me miss k. gallagher's more, but i'll give it a try as i heard the o.p. location was good and i hope that $2 tuesday for margaritas is more than a rumor. any news on when the alley cat will be opening it's doors?
Hahaha, i think he meant that it was an overabundance here (As a good thing) and that at other mexican restaurants there arent enough (which is bad)...hence the veggies at otherplaces being an afterthought.
Its a little clunky put i was pickin up what he's puttin down!
... there was an overabundance of fresh vegetables, that can tend to be an afterthought at some Mexican restaurants.
Damn those restaurants that serve too many fresh vegetables.
I own my home in Allentown but work in O.P. Don tequillas was open on Buffalo st right around the corner and it was my absolute favorite place in OP. The food was ALWAYS fresh, the servers prompt, and the atmosphere terrific. Its a shame it burned down, but terrific it (re)opened on Allen.
Quick question Queenseyes: Do you know if they are still going to have $2 Margarita Tuesday? Theyre so good it almost makes tuesday the best weekday around, haha.