Left at Albuquerque

(408) 558-1680

1875 S Bascom Ave Ste 550, Campbell, CA | Directions   95008

37.289500 -121.934601

 
Restaurants, Californian, Mexican  more

More Cuisine: Southwestern

Price: $

Tags: Bar Scene, Dine At The Bar, Group Dining, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Reviews for Left at Albuquerque

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

R.I.P. – It appears that they have closed all of their restaurants! The Campbell restaurant has been closed now for about a month. We used to frequent this restaurant regularly. We will miss the great food, casual atmosphere, and convent location.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Nachos! – I've had a few dishes that were good but nothing compares to the Nachos... they are piled high and dumped with lots of yummy stuff. The margaritas are not the best and the service could use a little boost. I will continue to go just because of the nachos!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Lousy food!! – We live right around the corner and have tried this place several times, thanks to its convenience.

But other than its location, it's got nothing going for it. First off, last time we went, they forgot to seat us. We were told "It's a 10-minute wait, just have a seat and we'll call your name." We waited, waited, waited... looked inside the restaurant and saw LOTS of empty tables, and then went back to the hostess stand. No hostess was on duty. We stood there and waited until she bolted out of the back of the restaurant and started apologizing profusely, and then sprinted us to our table so quickly we almost lost sight of her from across the room.

Next, about the food: The food is so incredibly bland that everything (beans, meat, chips, rice) needs salt added. The salsa that came with the chips before the meal was nothing but canned crushed tomatoes with some minced parsley mixed in for color (but not for taste). We asked for a bottle of Tapatio's sauce and liberally dosed the salsa bowl, and that made it barely edible. They don't make their own enchiladas on-site (must be bought in-bulk from Sysco) because they can't swap out ingredients (chicken instead of meat, for example).

We ordered the sopapillas for dessert, and they were good. Probably the only good thing we had there.

I can't speak for their tequilas or margaritas, since I've never ordered any. Maybe they're good. Or mabye you just need to drink a lot of tequila to make the food taste adequate.

If you're in the Pruneyard and looking for Mexican food, just cross the street to Baja Fresh. Far superior food at a lower cost, but more of a cafeteria atmosphere.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Sub-par chain restaurant food – I cannot believe this place got best margaritas!? The ONLY time I would drink them is during their 50 cent margarita time. They are from a machine and taste canned - nothing special.

Also the food... is bad. It reminds me of another mex chain called "Chi-Chi's" which went out of business because they poisoned people from poor standards - no joke.

If you really want some mexican food, there is another restaurant around the corner, which I haven't tried, but I'm sure is better. Or if you are willing to drive, Consuelo in Santana Row or Andale in Los Gatos

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

WOW-zers – This is one of my favorite places to go anytime of the day. The drifter knocks my socks off, the club sandwich makes my tastebuds dance with joy, and THE SERVICE...is nothing short of stellar. The staff is friendly, fun, and outgoing. And, above all, it has to be said that the Assistant Manager knows how to please his customers. On top of his fine service, his fine backside makes dining here all the more pleasing to the senses. It cannot be said enough: ORDER THE DRIFTER!

Recommends
over a year ago

Lefty's is to tequila what Home Depot is to hardware--they've got everything. – In Short
The restaurants' interiors are stylish and playful, perfect for kicking back with friends and another No. 6. The agave nectar is the real focus of this small chain of Southwestern-themed restaurants. The food is good but doesn't live up to the high standards set by the margaritas. Top offerings include the tamales, barbecued ribs, the chicken sandwich (great seasoned fries), and the grilled Dixon pork.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Damn good food! – Never had a bad meal here, lunch or dinner - always lots of fun whether just two of you or a whole bunch of people... food is great!!!

The red tortilla chips are the best!

 

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