Venta Garcia Casares
Venta Garcia, Ctr. de Casares
We were a party of six, one of whom wanted us to experience ‘the delights’ of Venta Garcia
an eating house that we had spoken about some weeks before, and to which he was a regular visitor and was keen to take us to.
At first, all went well, we placed our orders, had some pleasant nibbles and drinks, ate our starters, and then after three quarter of an hour, one of our party asked el patron, if our main course was coming soon. To this query she received an aggressive answer of “I’m cancelling your order”.
My wife tried to mollify him to which she received a response of “don’t touch me, do you want to cancel your food?” to which there was a general murmuring of “No”.
Some minutes later, the waitress came over and apologized for her bosses behavior, and eventually our meal arrived.
At no time was I involved in the exchanges, being only an observer.
I will not bother to detail the merits of the cuisine or the restaurant, save to say that it was acceptable. What is not acceptable as a paying customer, is to receive such treatment.
Only once before have I written and published a review of this nature, and it saddens me to do so now. The remarks by the two other couples, that they would not, after being regular customers for many years, ever go back to Venta Garcia, epitomizes the depth of this exchange between them.
On receiving the bill a gift of a bottle of wine was brought to our table to which all declines to accept. The situation could have been defused by el patron’s apologizing, but instead, on our departure he ignored us. Thus, this was two visit in one – our first and our last.