460 W State St, Hurricane, UT | Directions 8473737.183225 -113.282650
The owner clearly preys on tourists. He was fidgety just like someone on something and just didn't seem right to us. The menu items are excessive and not accurate at all. He sat there and proclaimed how great and fresh everything was but when our food came out it looked like it had been a display item for the last several years... it tasted that way too. The portions were extremely small and so overly priced that I feel ashamed of myself for even spending that amount of money on something I would compare to larva laced fecal matter... My children probably won't be able to go to college now because of how much our bill was. Anytime we mentioned anything he did not want to hear he became very combative and disrespectful. I kept thinking I was going to wake up from this nightmare but unfortunately never did... My life will probably never be the same :(
I really don't know how this guy has stayed in business at all because I don't see how there is any way he has repeat customers... he's clearly a vulture who preys on tourists that come through Hurricane looking for something to eat. My recommendation is that everyone who has had a bad experience with this restaurant needs to contact the City of Hurricane to make a formal complaint against this guy to get him and his business removed so it doesn't continue to do damage to the city. I wouldn't even say this but I have read negative review after negative review and see this is clearly a problem.
Just to set some context to this review, I have never posted an online review on any company before. This experience was so disturbing that I really feel a civil duty to make sure anyone who is looking into finding a place to eat while visiting Hurricane does not go here. Don't put you or your family through what we went through... I really feel like I wasted a part of my life away as well as my life savings.
Gotta run... I feel the horrible aftertaste coming back up.
I'm not sure how the owner has created so many false citysearch accounts to write deceitful positive reviews about his terrible restaurant, but it should give you a sense of how much overcompensation he feels a need to provide. If you have any doubt, look at reviews at tripadvisor, urbanspoon, yelp, or google-- all paint a grimmer, more accurate picture (though each of these is also plagued with false positive reviews).
Other reviews have said it all, but the bottom line is that the prices are astronomical, and the food is hardly above average. If you were to, say, order nothing but a cheeseburger (no fries, which are $6+, and no water, for which you will be charged by the glass), you might get away for $10. If you were to pick a random item from the menu, you would more likely pay a premium similar to what you might find in, say, Le Cirque, or another of New York's finest restaurants.
What a disgusting way to make a living-- the owner clearly has no shame whatsoever, and no marketable skills beyond false advertising.
Addendum: I actually do know how he does it! Check out the other people who have reviewed the place-- all have either basically no reviews or all positive reviews of an absurd variety of places (Nissan, Honda, Ford, Chevy, and Dodge dealers, for example). Clearly these are solicited for payment on craigslist or another similar site.
Chatha negative review is fake all positives are real – This self admitted local hatter says Baristas is a stain on the community that is ridiculous Baristas is the first restaurant to bring high quality food to southern Utah. and the restaurants in spring dale including the one she works at are so afraid of there high quality, so all they can do is right fake reviews to try and hurt there business. why would anyone complain about the owner showing off his prime steak. i guess Le Cordon Bleu better up there classes on quality cause this self proclaimed chef doesn't know sushi grade ahi tuna cause that's all they sell. The true stain on the community would have to be all these local hatters that are so jealous they right these fake reviews to hurt the most beautiful thing to ever land in this town. I have eaten here a dozen times from certified prime steak to hand made pizzas, gourmet burgers, etc. every time its a home run and its packed every night so disregard this persons phony review cause that's all it appears to be.
All of the reviews on here are fake. – This place is a stain on the community of Hurricane, I work in Springdale (about thrity minutes up the road) and we hear horror stories from tourists all the time.
So then I decided to try it...
And I have to tell you that I have an extreme love/hate relationship with the place. First of all the prices are ridiculous and the menu appears to be scrawled in heiroglyphs by an arthritic geriatric. The owner sits in the middle of the restaurant watching television and harassing customers.
He carries around meat and proudly pronounces his success as a restaurant owner. His staff of rag-tag teenagers in scantily or casually dress (respectively) have been pulled into his whacky view and make sure to tell you when you go in that you will be paying a premium, but only or the finest food and service. In other words this guy is totally nuts. Completely off his rocker.
So we sit down and I order the fish tacos, my friend only wants dessert. The owner was not extremely happy about that but since I had ordered the fish tacos he obliged. We waited for a while and the food came out.
And this is where the spectacle began, but first let me explain myself. I am a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and an executive chef. I do know good food, I carry around my food lover's bible chock full of tast and flavor combinations. I know what it means to sear, I know how tuna should be seared.
This tuna was awful. And in an oily tortilla. It was barely browned on the outside (if you're goin to sear you should have very, very high heat) and mushy and luke warm on the inside. There were pecans, yes, you read right, pecans, and some awful concoction of sauces. I see that the owner was trying to go for unique and up scale but you absolutely cannot just throw together random crap (Sushi Grade my foot) and call it gourmet and then charge insane prices for it.
I went to the counter and informed the young inappropriately dressed girl that I didn't like my tacos and she went and got the owner. He proceeded to yekk about me not knowing what good food was and that he'd rather I hadn't come in anyways.
At that point I turned around and left, I had enough. But I will go back actually. Because there is something so tragically beautiful and hilarious about watching someone who is so out of their mind. I'll keep going back as long as the freak show lasts.
Best food around – Great tasting food. I live here locally and go in all the time. It is pricey thats a definite downfall. But i realize that before i go in. But by far has the best food around. The only thing i would say is lower your prices so the locals have a place to hang out and enjoy. Cause it adds up to spend $75 for lunch 2-3 times a week. I highly recommend you check it out though...
This food is fresh! Made fresh right here everyday! So fresh so tight
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