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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:43 am

im a fan of wingharts. shipwreck ftw
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby mac5155 on Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:14 am

Did u go FC44?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:13 am

anyone been to wild rosemary in the south hills? was at a function last night and two people were raving about it. looks a little $$$ but menu looks delicious
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:51 pm

So there are other Patron (no ties to the booze) restaurants in the area? Are they any good?

This is right down the street from me. Is it worth my while to try?

http://www.pgplate.com/openings/692-padron-mexican-grill-is-open
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:00 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:anyone been to wild rosemary in the south hills? was at a function last night and two people were raving about it. looks a little $$$ but menu looks delicious

Not as good as the hype, but worth going to.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:00 pm

llipgh2 wrote:So there are other Patron (no ties to the booze) restaurants in the area? Are they any good?

This is right down the street from me. Is it worth my while to try?

http://www.pgplate.com/openings/692-padron-mexican-grill-is-open

Patron isn't that great IMO.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:06 pm

slappybrown wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:So there are other Patron (no ties to the booze) restaurants in the area? Are they any good?

This is right down the street from me. Is it worth my while to try?

http://www.pgplate.com/openings/692-padron-mexican-grill-is-open

Patron isn't that great IMO.


Just out of curiosity, what is the best mexican place in pittsburgh?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:10 pm

I like the fajita quesedilla at El Campesino the best. They're a mini chain I think with a few locations.

The Patron in East Liberty will have some tough competition with Mad Mex and Steel Cactus nearby. Not that I'm in love with either, but they are popular. Villa on the South Side is becoming a Steel Cactus (or so I was told).
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:12 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
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llipgh2 wrote:So there are other Patron (no ties to the booze) restaurants in the area? Are they any good?

This is right down the street from me. Is it worth my while to try?

http://www.pgplate.com/openings/692-padron-mexican-grill-is-open

Patron isn't that great IMO.


Just out of curiosity, what is the best mexican place in pittsburgh?

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/23/1597860/ ... -Homestead

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/23/1517659/ ... Pittsburgh

I don't know of any good "upscale" places. Both of those are great but are street food-ish in terms of fare.

I like Cantina a lot too but that's also because the back patio is amazing in the summer and they have a great drink list. Their food is pretty good too, but I assume you've been there.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:14 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:I like the fajita quesedilla at El Campesino the best. They're a mini chain I think with a few locations.

The Patron in East Liberty will have some tough competition with Mad Mex and Steel Cactus nearby. Not that I'm in love with either, but they are popular. Villa on the South Side is becoming a Steel Cactus (or so I was told).

Steel Cactus is awful. Mad Mex is a bar masquerading as a restaurant (not that I haven't eaten there plenty of times).
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:16 pm

I don't think upscale and mexican really go together anyway. I've never had tacos from cantina...i should try that sometime. I've heard the tacos at station street are good. have you tried them?

Smoke isn't tradtional mexican is it? I agree, it's definitely really good though. Just sort of looking for an opinion on how has the best "traditional" taco. Tortilla, meat, onion, lime, cilantro.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:16 pm

anyone ever eat anything from the pittsburgh taco truck
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:17 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:anyone ever eat anything from the pittsburgh taco truck

No but I've always wanted to try it.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:17 pm

Troy Loney wrote:I don't think upscale and mexican really go together anyway. I've never had tacos from cantina...i should try that sometime. I've heard the tacos at station street are good. have you tried them?

Smoke isn't tradtional mexican is it? I agree, it's definitely really good though. Just sort of looking for an opinion on how has the best "traditional" taco. Tortilla, meat, onion, lime, cilantro.

Have you had Cantina's guac? Really good.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:19 pm

yeah, i've had chips and guac and the tijuana dogs.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:19 pm

slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:So there are other Patron (no ties to the booze) restaurants in the area? Are they any good?

This is right down the street from me. Is it worth my while to try?

http://www.pgplate.com/openings/692-padron-mexican-grill-is-open

Patron isn't that great IMO.


Just out of curiosity, what is the best mexican place in pittsburgh?

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/23/1597860/ ... -Homestead

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/23/1517659/ ... Pittsburgh

I don't know of any good "upscale" places. Both of those are great but are street food-ish in terms of fare.

I like Cantina a lot too but that's also because the back patio is amazing in the summer and they have a great drink list. Their food is pretty good too, but I assume you've been there.


I had Edgar's last weekend and thought it was horrific. Best Mexican food in Pittsburgh is the taco stand out front any of the five Las Palmas stores in the Pittsburgh area. Your only choices are tacos (usually carnitas, barbacoa, lomo, chorizo, chicken, or potato and poblano) or tamales, but its authentic, delicious, and cheap. I recommend the Brookline location.

http://www.laspalmaspgh.com/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/las-palmas-carniceria-pittsburgh
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:21 pm

I live in East Liberty so that Mad Mex is a quick walk away. I get their nachos with chicken often when I'm having friends over for a game. Their wing flavors are nothing great, but I like their pinapple habenero salsa dip.

I had a fajita skillet the one time I ate at Steel Cactus. It was ok. Nothing particuarly good about it.

I've been wanting to try the little place on 21st street in the Strip, I think it says its Peruvian, which as an uncultured American I think means the same as Mexican.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:24 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:So there are other Patron (no ties to the booze) restaurants in the area? Are they any good?

This is right down the street from me. Is it worth my while to try?

http://www.pgplate.com/openings/692-padron-mexican-grill-is-open

Patron isn't that great IMO.


Just out of curiosity, what is the best mexican place in pittsburgh?

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/23/1597860/ ... -Homestead

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/23/1517659/ ... Pittsburgh

I don't know of any good "upscale" places. Both of those are great but are street food-ish in terms of fare.

I like Cantina a lot too but that's also because the back patio is amazing in the summer and they have a great drink list. Their food is pretty good too, but I assume you've been there.


I had Edgar's last weekend and thought it was horrific. Best Mexican food in Pittsburgh is the taco stand out front any of the five Las Palmas stores in the Pittsburgh area. Your only choices are tacos (usually carnitas, barbacoa, lomo, chorizo, chicken, or potato and poblano) or tamales, but its authentic, delicious, and cheap. I recommend the Brookline location.

http://www.laspalmaspgh.com/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/las-palmas-carniceria-pittsburgh

Hmm -- that's a shame you had a bad experience there. I need to check out Las Palmas, have no tried.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:26 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:I live in East Liberty so that Mad Mex is a quick walk away. I get their nachos with chicken often when I'm having friends over for a game. Their wing flavors are nothing great, but I like their pinapple habenero salsa dip.

I had a fajita skillet the one time I ate at Steel Cactus. It was ok. Nothing particuarly good about it.

I've been wanting to try the little place on 21st street in the Strip, I think it says its Peruvian, which as an uncultured American I think means the same as Mexican.

The Peruvian place is not Mexican. It's pretty good though. The emphasis is on whole and half chickens. Standard Latin sides though, like rice, beans, etc. The chicken is juicy and moist however. I wouldn't go out of my way, but its worth a try. I think I've been there twice, but they've been there for a good 8 or 9 years now.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:28 pm

RE: South American,

Have you been to that Gaucho place?
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:29 pm

Steel cactus is dog ****.

I actually like las velas in market square a lot. I've been there four times and each time leave berg satisfied with the quality. I know a lot don't like this tho

Verde in east lib / Garfield is good too
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:29 pm

You know what is great about this thread? That it can be dormant for weeks than in a span of 10 minutes get 7 or 8 posts.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:31 pm

Troy Loney wrote:RE: South American,

Have you been to that Gaucho place?

Yes. I wanted to like it more than I did, if that makes sense. Solid to good food though, and another place worth checking out in nicer weather, because they have the little patio next to it while you grub.

Now, the prior tenant -- Big Mama -- that woman was a genius. Best BBQ I've ever had in Pittsburgh.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby slappybrown on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:32 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Steel cactus is dog ****.

I actually like las velas in market square a lot. I've been there four times and each time leave berg satisfied with the quality. I know a lot don't like this tho

Verde in east lib / Garfield is good too

Velas is a solid option.

Verde is hit or miss when I have been. I've been there and had complete disasters -- awful service, incorrect food brought out, undercooked meat -- and then been there and had an excellent experience.
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Re: Restaurant Recommendations?

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:37 pm

slappybrown wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:RE: South American,

Have you been to that Gaucho place?

Yes. I wanted to like it more than I did, if that makes sense. Solid to good food though, and another place worth checking out in nicer weather, because they have the little patio next to it while you grub.

Now, the prior tenant -- Big Mama -- that woman was a genius. Best BBQ I've ever had in Pittsburgh.


Thanks, i've been meaning to check it out, and now that it's coming on scooter season my restaurant range expands outside of walking distance.
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