1801 Main St, Vancouver, WA | Directions 9866045.635146 -122.670868
I've been to Provecho many times, their food is wonderful, service up until last visit was just ok, but I could ignore that. I was brought up with manners being a huge thing in my household, so in general I try for grace, but this last Friday we stopped in for a going away lunch for a coworker and were treated so badly, I told the waitress "you could be a little nicer" apparently those were the wrong words as her rudeness increased leaving me with no choice but to gather my stunned party and leave. We ended up going just down the street to Rosemary's where we were greeted warmly and treated very well through out our visit there. I'm sad I won't eat Provecho's yummy food anymore, but I won't go somewhere that treats their patrons so badly. You would think with so many bad reviews about the service, the owners would get a clue and do something about that!
I love this place – The food at Provecho is wonderful, fresh and healthfully prepared. The menu is limited but the selections available are all delicious. The specials are just that special and I look forward to hearing about them, every time. In the winter I like the soups they make which are the best.
I often get a Margarita, which is made from fresh squeezed limes when you order. Sometimes we just get chips, salsa guacamole, and a Margarita but it’s hard not to order a full dinner.
Wondeful Food - Woman Server is AWFUL! – First, the guacamole is REALLY good and the chips are hot, salty, and delicious. I highly recommend ordering them to-go.
Unfortunately, there is an women (I assume she's the owner) and she is awful. This place would be wonderful if she wasn't there. My husband and I, along with our 2 month old daughter (in her car seat) went to eat at Provecho on a Saturday morning. There was only 1 other table occupied in the restaurant and the woman tried to put us in the table that was right next to the other table AND made our daughter's car seat dangle off the bench. We requested another table, which was technically for 4 people and she was pissed.
We insisted on the table and guess what... only one other couple came in to eat during our stay but we had to endure her glares during our meal.
Basically, if she's an employee... she should be fired. Seriously. Read the other reviews. She will ruin your experience. If she's the owner... she needs to take a vacation, get some therapy and chill.
Food is good but not worth going when the service is so rude.
Best Food Ever!! – I have been eating food for over 51 years and I can honestly say Provecho has the best food I have ever eaten. Everything is made fresh while you wait so it may take a little longer to get your food if they are busy but it is worth the wait. Have some of their outstanding chips and salsa. I know you have to pay extra but you won't find better. If you want free chips, go to Chevys and stop your bitching.
The service can be a bit slow at the busy times but the food is worth it. If that is a problem for you, don't go there. This leaves a shorter wait for me. Funny how people who complain about the service keep coming back. Should tell you how good the food is.
PS the "blonde" is a fiery redhead and not only the owner, she makes the salsa, guac, and hot sauces fresh every morning. She takes pride in her food and if she gets a bit stressed when things are busy, who cares.
Horrible Service – I've gone more than a few times now, for both lunch and dinner. Each time, I was hoping the service would improve. I'm done though. Is the tall blond woman the owner? If not, I hope the owner sees all of the bad reviews the restaurant is getting specifically about her. If the service was better, this would be my favorite restaurant in town. Bummer. :(
too good! – I loved this place from the moment i steeped foot in the first time. the owners are great and remember my name even when i haven been in for months. i love the food its so wonderful. the specials are not necessarily "discounts" but more like the flavor of the day/ week, and do not pass those up they are amazing love love love this place!
Good food yet terrible service – If u want a togo order, they charge extra and u better phone it in first otherwise you will wait for at least 30 mins for your food! The food is fantastic, just the service needs work! They don't even acknowledge you, say hi we will be right with you, nothing! I never even got thanked!!!
party of two or pss on you – Do not attempt to go to this restaurant if you have more than two people or under 21...they will NOT push tables together to accommodate...when asked if they would push tables together they refused...so we left...where upon the waitress remarked "whatever"...who cares about the "healthy, delicious food"...rather venture one block north to La Bottega...EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!
someone needs to GET L A I D. – On February 21, 2009 at 6 pm, my family and i attempted to visit provecho. Granted we have visited several times before, and the food is delicious, the service is the absolute WORST service we have ever encountered. and my aunt is kind of old! we entered the restaurant (5 of us) and a group of 6 entered after us. they told us it would be a 20 min wait, and there was a big table gettting ready to leave. So, when they left, the man who TOOK OUR NAME tried to sit us at the table. But because the people behind us and the older lady working, THEY were seated BEFORE US. Appearently it made more sense, even though we were there first. they need alll new staff. it was ridicilous and extremely RUDE.
Provecho...should you bother? – Provecho has good food and a convenient location. The waitress is the absolute rudest wait person I have ever encountered. I have been in over a half dozen times and she never fails to be snarky and rude. I don't know why the owner doesn't do something about her. I'm starting to tell friends we should not patronize this establishment.
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