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Embassy Suites Hotel. Seaside, Ca. Pacifica Cafe

We had a little time to kill and was looking for a quick local meal and did a web search. We ended up at the Pacifica Cafe for an early dinner be fore running off to see a show.
We ordered the calamari , that the menu said was with tempura, but showed up with a seasoned breading with jalapenos ????. We also had the lettuce wedge with the blue cheese. It was good but the blue cheese was a little weak.
For dinner we ordered one serving of the halibut. Our server had the chef split it on 2 plates so we both enjoyed it with the carrots, asparagus, and broccoli. Very tasty and the fish was nice and flaky.

Didn’t have time for dessert, but menu items looked good.

Was a sleepy Wednesday night in Monterey bay.
Enjoyed our last minute meal. Our server was very attentive .

4 stars

Lawry’s Las Vegas

Spectacular as always!!! 5 stars for food and service

After a wonderful meal of;
spun salad
sourdough bread
roast beast
Au jus
Yorkshire pudding
mashed potatoes
creamed corn
buttered peas
2007 J.Lohr Cabernet sauvignon

We just didn’t have room for coconut banana cream pie (or any of the plethora of fine deserts).

Absolutely stuffed full

location: 6533 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV, 89119

phone: 702-614-0080



We have been to many Brazilian steak houses and this was the first time at Texas de Brazil. It was a Thursday night in Las Vegas and a Birthday weekend. there were 4 of us, 2 of which had never experienced a Brazilian Steak house. We had a 30 min wait so we went to the bar for drinks.  When seated the Hostess explained the little red and green buttons. We headed over to the salad bar which was extensive and a complete meal in itself. The Asparagus was superbly steamed, the salads Crisp and delicious. They had a huge round of Parmigiano cheese that was buttery rich tasting, hummmmm just like the kind i get in Italy.  I had brought my own Bottle of Silver Oak 2005, so the waiter corked it and served us all a glass. We toasted a fun evening with friends in Las Vegas. It’s Now time to Turn over that GREEN button to bring on the meat.  The gauchos started swarming our table with roasted meats, chicken, sausage, bacon wrapped  filet mignon, pork chops, lamp chops, and numerous others. The fire roasted, smokey flavor just made your mouth water. The meat was so tender and delicious. we finally had to turn over our buttons to red to slow down and enjoy all the flavors.   We added in some dessert with a Creme’ Brulee.  All in all 4 stars.  Fogo de Chao is still my favorite, But this was a VERY pleasant experience and i will be back and refer it to everyone.

Inn at Tres Pinos

location: 6991 Airline Highway, Tres Pinos, CA, 95075

phone: (831) 628-3320


Nov 27, 2009

The Dining room was a little dark and made the menus hard to read. A little more attention to the lighting and overall space would make for a better dining experience.

Salads and Soups were served quickly and nicely presented. Dinner was served on a luke warm Plate but was tasty. The Prime Rib was rare and delicious. The garlic mashed potatoes were BLAND at best.The Veal Saltimbocca with fettucini and vegetables was wonderful.The Swordfish Special with jalapeno Lime sauce made your taste buds vibrate with delite. The Shrimp Proviencal smelled fishy but was succulent.

The Desserts were served semi cold. The Creme Brulee was suppose to be vanilla bean, But was very PLAIN. The Granny Smith Apple pie with vanilla ice cream laced with chocolate sauce was a disappointment that the pie was not hot.
We brought our own bottle of local wine and was charged a $10.00 corkage fee. Service overall was good, as my water glass never got more than half empty.

ALL in all a great dining experience in the hills outside Hollister Ca.