Carson >Food & Dining > Columbia Restaurant
17601 Central Ave, Carson, CA | Directions 9074633.871229 -118.249117
Highest Prices Compared to Others – This is an American restaurant which served us up some mediocre Mexican, and Greek cuisine. The entree's weren't bad, but nothing to write home about either. We ordered the panqueque's which were not that tasty. They came out cold and weren't very good.
I would have given three stars, but the service was soooooo slow!! Our waiter was pleasant enough, but the kitchen was taking a really long time to prepare the food, and there were only three other tables seated in the entire restaurant! No excuses guys! Sorry, won't be back.
They Pay To Remove Real Reviews – This business is paying monthly fees to "manage" bad reviews on the internet. If you have a good food establishment, you have nothing to worry about. They have removed my review from Yelp because they paid them to do it. At least someone is making money out of them. There 200 restaurant review sites on the internet, try paying them all off cause the truth will always be revealed.
Sorta Good – I was in the place for lunch and had a santa fe chicken salad. The salad had the same (almost) ingredients with the chicken salad I had a day or two back. Not what I expected. The real santa fe salad is totally different from what I had. No taste to it either. Just the dressing made the whole thing eatable. Without dressing you cannot eat it... and lotsof dressing I mean..
Columbia Not! Colombian, Don't Be Fooled – I am not sure if they have the credentials to run a kitchen for the public. There is no order in this place, nobody is cleaning tables / forks / floors. At my visit everything was a mess..
Average Is their Goal – Sometimes you expect a surprise from an indie restaurant like this one. You have tried all this joints with amazing food and small area to eat. This one has a good comfortable seating area but needs remodeling. Is something between the 80's and the 2010 themes.. really nothing impressing. So, you expect the food to be gigantically good in taste. You will be wrong if you think that. They have mouth watering pictures on their walls, but their food is not actually all that good. Not very helpfull on what is good and what to order. I asked them what is the best food there, and they replied "everything is good!" None of them would reccomend a specific dish to me.. Is strange.. I am in a restaurant, I expect reccomendations.. oh well.. :(
The over 3 dozen fake negative reviews all over the internet have been placed by misguided individuals that are just simply by definition (UNHAPPY INSIDE).
The photo of the line of cars speaks for itself. Thank You.
Slow Service and High Prices – I don't know where to start on this place.. on the quality of the food? their service? the yelling in the kitchen? their prices!!!??? They have some specials, but other fast food places have much more for less.. try harder Columbia... Still down under..
My New Favorite Spot – This place is a hidden treasure. We on my break so i will be quick.
We cannot believe how good the food tastes here,
We were drawn to this place when we heard of this restaurants daily specials of which are insane.
So i took advantage of the buy one get one free chciken dinner..........of course i took the second one home for later.
My brother ordered their breakfast burrito, he was amazed to get a 2nd one for 1.99
Never Expected This Place to be so GOOD – i just enrolled in college and we all came down here because our professor said, "If you want to eat at a really really good food, student discount, then you go to COLUMBIA."
TACO TUESDAY EVERYDAY, no way, my friend jumped on that deal, but i was craving breakfast. So i asked what breakfast special they had for a starving college student.
They petty waitress smiled, "How about 3 pancakes and 2 eggs for 99 Cents with the purchase of any drink?"
I said, "You've got to kidding? So, i like buy an orange juice and i get pancakes and eggs?
Yup, said the very pretty latin girl.
Even though this place was really packed, we got our food on time.
We will surely be back...............
Microwaved Pastrami Meat Sandwich – I know that my company's cuisine has a microwave for heating up my cold food. But it was to my great surpise, that I saw them half way cooking the pastrami in the microwave and then throwing it in the juice. I used to love the pastrami sandwiches in this place. What happen? When the manager is not around, the place turns into somethiing else. Hopefully they will get better soon enough.
Best Rated Joint? – There is no delivery for this fast food restaurant, so I decided to drive by their drive-thru. At my surpise the speaker was very loud. I had to close my window when they repeated my order back. They never got my zucchini when I placed my order. They were keep asking me to repeat my order. When I reached the window, (after 20 minutes and three cars ahead of me) I opened the bag and found fifty napkins, and four ketchups. When I asked for extra ketchup they gave me two more packages. pf! Something is wrong with management. I paid close to 20 dollars..
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