KAON TA! means "Let's Eat!" in Hiligaynon

This blog does not give technical review
of restaurants we go to.

It merely chronicles the dining experience
of two Bacolenos working in Cebu -

Nyss who loves to write and

Geus who loves to take pictures.

Did we mention that we both love to eat?



   

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tequila Joe's

Tequila Joe's view from outside


Location:

Ayala Center Cebu
Food and Entertainment Center

Specialty:
Mexican Food
Asian, International, Mexican

Rating:
Nyss - 3/5
Geus - 2/5

FOOD:
It was a little hard for us to choose what to order because (1)  the Lapu-Lapu was out of stock and (2) even though the grilled squid looks sumptuous we could not eat another bite of squid because we have been eating squid for several days.  The ever helpful waiter suggested that we can just order their Seafood Platter.  And we did try it because, well, everything's already in it.

seafood platter

Their Seafood platter consists of Fried Shrimp, Fish and Chips, Steamed Mahi Mahi with butter and a slice of lemon, and salad made of shredded lettuce, carrot, turnip and onions topped with peanut vinaigrette.


steamed mahi mahi with butter

fish tempura



I could say that everything in the seafood platter is really good.  We devoured everything from the crispy fried shrimp to the tender fish.  Even the salad was good.  My only complaint is the tartar dip for the fish and chips.  The consistency was a little thick but it still tasted good.


We haven't tried their house drinks since we do not drink but there weren't any people in the bar so I can't say that a lot of people really frequent the place to drink.  But then again, it was only 8:00 pm when we went there so it was still relatively early for a drinking session at the bar.

AMBIENCE/SERVICE:
Just a few seconds after we arrived at our table, a waiter was already giving us a copy of the menu.  I am impressed by their fast service and friendly waiters.

Since TJ's is also a bar, the lights were dimmed making the place perfect for a date or for winding down with friends.

view from inside


view from inside


PRICE:

Seafoods Platter Php 340.00
Bottomless Softdrink/Iced Tea Php 60.00
Rice Php 20.00
Service Charge: 10%

TJ's have been advertising in Cebu radio stations that they are an affordable restaurant.  On my way inside, I did notice that they serve 89-peso meals during lunch time but of course come dinner time the prices are a little bit more expensive than other Cebu restaurants.

VERDICT:
Nyss - I'm tempted to try out other food in the menu.
Geus - The food was
scrumptious. I can have the same food that costs less with others though.
 

Posted at 03:34 pm by nyssj
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