Cafes >Cafe Pierpont
122 Pierpont Ave, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410140.764008 -111.894814
Neighborhoods: Rio Grande
CLOSED DOWN – Cafe Pierpont WAS amazing but, unfortunantly they are no longer open. I went there 2 weeks ago and they have shut their doors. Just an FYI.
Great fun, friendly staff. – I've been to Cafe Pierpont on several occasions and have not been disappointed. I love the Baja Combo. And all the different salsas are good too. Last time there was with a group and the staff was attentive, friendly and checked back often. I'll go back.
Trendy, not real Mexican – The atmosphere is great and the kitchen looks like they know what they are doing. But when it's time for Mexican food I do not want a 20-something year old Caucasian saying "Hi, my name is ----- and I'm going to take care of you!" What is this- another chain restaurant?!?
The chips and salsa are good and it's great to try different salsas. It is also nice to sit outside on a summer day. The food is average to above average, just pricey for Mexican food.
disappointed – While I usually like the ambience. I feel the food and sevice is going down hill. I thought the margarita was very small and the food so--so. I was most dissapointed that the gastronomy gift card I was given by my son was not honored. They have changed a couple of months ago and was told -- sorry on the gift card! Tooo many other choices out there. Have a great summer!
Hugest Awesome Burrito Ever – Just go for the Huge Burrito. It's amazing, about the size of a loaf of bread. You don't believe me, and won't believe it when your burrito comes to your table. If you eat the whole thing, you get a free one the next time. Good salsa bar too. Definitely Gringo Mexican--not authentic, but good for a fix if you like americanized mexican food. Guacamole was gross, even though fresh. Flautas are good grub.
Once Wonderful – This once was a wonderful place to eat. The last three dinners have eaten here been awful. The last one, I could not eat. I will not return to Cafe Pierpont. My wife and I have inquired twice as to what changed. No response from Gastronomy public relations. There are many great places to eat in Salt Lake. This is no longer one of them.
Drink Prices!! – Food was okay... great for families. But do not buy a soda at 2.69 a drink!!!
Horrible chicken enchiladas – Cafe Pierpont's chicken enchiladas were the worst I've ever had. They were filled with dark meat chicken that tasted like it came out of a can and even had a bit of a fishy taste. For a second I questioned whether it was chicken at all or really tuna.
pricey mexican – came here for lunch on my first day in slc. sat on the outdoor patio and enjoyed the nice weather. i think the day i went there was a staff shortage. several people came by to tell us that the server was coming and eventually the cook came to wait on us. he was friendly, but seemed nervous since he doesn't normally wait on tables. the nacho and salsa was good, both mild and spicy. the guacamole, that we requested xtra spicy, came out with a whole jalapeno not chopped up and it was not spicy at all. that was kinda disappointing. got the 2 taco combo to share and it was plenty food for two. the watermelon margaritas we ordered were ok but not great. overall, this was an ok choice, but it lacks the usual festive mexican atmosphere and is pricey in comparison to most other mexican restaurants.
Don't sit outside – Food is consistent - I would recommend the lobster enchilladas but service has been very hit or miss. Sitting outside was great until the local homeless folks were begging food at my table and the manager would not deal with the situation. Taking care of patrons is what staff are there for and I was left fending for myself. It has happened more than once - I sit inside now.
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