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Tyler Copeman party of 6 ordered Chimichungas/enchiladas
and rated the food excellent because, "absolutely fabulous" and
writes on 10/22/2009: "My wife ordered chicken chimichungas, and
Iordered the enchilada platter. Excellently prepared. Fast
professional service. The best, I have eaten since leaving residence
in New Mexico. The prices are terrifically reasonable."
Service Rating: 1
Ambience Rating: 2
Cleanliness Rating: 1
Kid Friendly Rating: 1
Value Rating: 1
Overall Experience: 1
Times At Restaurant: 200
Chris Myers party of 4 ordered Chimichanga, taco salad
and rated the food fair because, "The portions have dropped
considerably from the times we ate there a few years ago" and writes
on February 25, 2005, "We were Sarasota residents for seven years.
From the period of 1993 to 2000 we had eaten at El Adobe at least
100 times. The food was great, priced reasonably and the service was
always excellent. We moved to North Carolina and found no similar
restaurant to our liking. Every time we visited Sarasota, we made
sure we would eat at El Adobe.
In June, 2004, we moved back and looked forward to eating there
again. Now, it seems like ownership may have changed hands. The
Chimichanga we ordered in previous times has massive and filled the
plate. The Taco Salad was served in a deep fried tortilla shell. The
plain taco was inexpensive. On the recent outing, the Chimichanga
was the size of a burrito, the taco salad was served on a small bed
of nacho chips and my sons two beef tacos, ordered ala carte, cost
more than the taco salad did. The portions are smaller. The waiter
only appeared at our table to take the order and to leave the check.
We have begun to look elsewhere for this type of food, as we do not
intend on eating at El Adobe again. It's a shame that such a well
respected restaurant has taken such a downhill turn."
Ryan Kamowski writes us on 2/17/2003: "This restaurant
offers excellent food. Every year, our family visits our relatives
in Sarasota, and we make sure that we eat at El Adobe every year. It
is the thing that we all look forward to. The tacos and quesadillas
were and always are excellent. There is actually a lot of meat and
cheese included on the food, unlike some other places that do not
take time to fully prepare the food. El Adobe also has great-tasting
chips to enjoy before eating the meal. It is one of the best
restaurants I have ever been to because of the easy parking
facilities, bathroom location inside, decorations in the restaurant,
and overall friendliness of the staff."