897 Granite Dr, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110134.137100 -118.131901
A one time thing – I agree that the food was over priced and less then desirable. The atmosphere was very lovely, an elegant romantic feel but not worth the price.
Nice decor but food is unmemorable – Enjoyed the experience but will not venture there again. The restaurant is nicely furnished and very romantic for a couple's evening out. However, by 8:00 the restaurant becomes a bustling social scene, making conversation across the table difficult. Our server was pleasant and very accommodating. He brought out several plantains/yucca side dishes with our entrees to sample. The food itself though is unmemorable and overpriced. You can get better flavored Cuban food at Versaille in L.A. for a fraction of the cost.
Great romantic ambiance – We went there for our anniversary on May 16th at 7pm. We don't live in the area. Food was very good, service was good and atmosphere was very nice. I would have gone later. It doesn't seem that the action there starts until around 8:30. It was not very busy up to then, but by that time we were getting ready to leave!
Great food and Ambiance – I went to madres for mothers day and had a wonderful time with my family. I was very pleased with the menu selections and how tasty the food was. The restaurant is absolutly beautiful to dine in and the service was great too. I must admit that I was a little worried that the service wouldnt be as good because of how extremely busy they were. But I was wrong, the servers were so attentative and polite. I applaud them for working so hard and keeping a smile on their faces. I thank madre's for making our mothers day a memorable one.
Beautiful Restaurant – Went to madres on mothers day for lunch, it was very buisy, we were late for our reservation so we had to wait for 20 minutes to get seated, they seated us in the main dining room but we did not like it we asked the hostes to move us to another and they accomandated us immediatly. Once we got seated we were greated by the server and offered us some mojito's, they were the best i ever had. We ordered from the 5 course menu our appetizers, salad and entreee, the service was excelent and the food was delicouse, it took a little longer for the food service but that was exceptable as they were extremly busy. We will recomend madres to all our friends.
rac ist – this was the second worst dining experience i've ever had. the food was decent, the decor was beautiful, but the service was awful. i could give them the benefit of the doubt and say that it was pretty busy because it was mothers day, but they were just lazy and rude. we waited so long between each course and two tables who had arrived later than us received their salads/soups and entrees before my table. our entrees were luke warm. in addition, we had to pack up our own to go boxes. our desserts we mediocrely prepared compared to the tables around us. the most upsetting part for me was that my mother did not receive a rose though the mothers at the tables around us received one. needless to say our server received a mediocre tip; i believe that she could have been a better server in general AND that she could have made more of an effort given our situation. needless to say i will be letting my friends know about my experience. i will definately not go there again EVEN if i go with latino friends. you may be thinking that this is a fake review, but it is not if you so chose you can contact me at lavnder81@hotmail com
that was not us sitting next to you. i wonder why you thought it would be. maybe it's because your review is fake. i also find it interesting that that was only point you wanted to address as if that was the only reason we felt discriminated against. i think it's suspicious that your review and another below written in february both incorrectly used the word created for greeted....
by the way i think it is VERY interesting that city search will not let me use specific words to explain the reasons for why i feel i received such poor service.
just like moms kitchen – jennifer lopez is great and so is madres. the food is wonderfull and the drinks are out of this world like the jlo martin. its a great place to go if your moneys not tight and if your looking to have a great time.
Gorgeous restuarant! – The interior was beautifully decorated and had a lot of charm. The food was excellent and so were the cocktails. The food was rather expensive but a real treat.
Clumsy Customer Service – We attended Madre's "Patron Dinner" last night, and my party felt as though we were having dinner in a cafeteria. The waitress was great, but the servers were terrible. Before we were half way through our first course, the servers we bringing out the next dish. They knocked over several of our glasses, and never bothered to apologize. Each one in our group a different item from the items being served that night. My rubbery prawns were drowning in a rather bland sauce; the oxetails were under-cooked and tasteless. Their boneless chicken breast tasted like it had been sitting in a warmer for hours.
Madre's only saving grace is that the interiors are quite nice; it has the "shabby chic" feel to it. Avoid their "themed dinners" and stick to the regular menu; you will probably get better service.
The best Latin Restaurant – It was a great experience, it all started once we entered Madre's with the Valet opening the doors for us, then we got created with a big smile by the hostess she accomandated our request with pleasure, once we were seated we were showered with friendly service from the heart, the food and presentation was fit for a star, the atmosphere and ambiance were very confortable and romantic specialy with the live entertainment. We highly recommend Madre's to all ages and occasions.
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