Sunday, December 21, 2014

La Boca Latino Bar

There is always this one rotten apple that destroys the entire restaurant's image. I've always heard good feedback from people, but totally crushed my perspective when this rotten apple decided to tarnish the reputation. Behold... Long rant ahead!

Who - She was the ONLY female waitress. 

When - 4th December at 6pm (ish)

It all started with our order for EMPANADAS. In the menu it says "MIX YOUR FAVOURITES: Choose from Beef / Chicken / Seafood OR vegetarian". So I just wanted to clarify that sentence, if I could really mix all of it. She immediately answered "No. You cannot. You can only pick one. No mixing.". So I got a little annoyed with her rather blunt response and her refusal to even check. Instead of throwing a fit at her, I asked if she could get someone else to take our orders, possibly the manager or supervisor. Again, without even checking she said they are not in. I asked her to get someone local, as I felt she could not understand what I was trying to ask. Not questioning her ability to converse in English, just wanted to save my time explaining what does it mean by MIX YOUR FAVOURITES. I insisted in having someone else to take our orders, hence, she got annoyed with my request and without saying a word, she walked off. 

I waited for 10 minutes, nobody came. She did not get anyone else to attend to us. So I got tired of waiting, I signalled for someone else. For some reason she came back to us again.. This shows how much she understands simple English!

I repeated my request to get someone else to take our orders. Instead of answering to my request, she ignored and replied with something else instead. She said she asked the chef and yes we could mix two flavours. Since she did make a wee bit of effort, I thought I should just get it done. So I asked, why two flavours and not all since it is not stated in the menu we can't mix all. Again she gave me that abrupt no you cannot, without a bloody reason. I settled with two flavours then.

Moving on with the order, as we were telling her what we wanted, her eyes were set to the MEN BEHIND OUR TABLE, and the one NEXT to ours. She was NOT paying attention to us at all. My friend asked if she is listening she just responded with "OK OK" but still, exchanging eye contact with (a few other) men next to our table! Friend got really irritated and said it's alright, we will dine somewhere else. Without even looking at us, she collected the menu and replied "OH IT'S OKAY".

She then went straight up to the men behind our table and flirted with them, started smiling and woosh, giving all these really privileged services. No I'm not referring to being hanky panky (but soon given her behaviour! I seriously want to puke staring at her being so flirtatious). Hello... This isn't the place to meet men, sorry if that is your intention!

As I was about the leave the supervisor stopped us and said he would take our orders instead. There and then, everything became what I've heard of La Boca. Apparently he is the supervisor and he was in the whole time! What a lying sack of crap! So anyway, he was really nice, took our orders, kept coming back to check if we are alright, etc. Poor guy had to apologise on behalf for that woman. Apart from this woman, nothing went wrong actually! The supervisor's hospitality was really good, love their Caipirinha and tapas. It would be nice to have happy hour promos on cocktails instead of just beer! 

So here are the pictures!

 Lovely restaurant (minus rude woman) located in Pavilion itself, right next to TDH

 Holy guacamole

 Salmon ceviche. Nachos overload!

 The great Empanadas which started the whole drama!

Pollo picante // That's a whole layer of olive oil with cihcken cubes, dried chilli, and garlic. Omg even though it's soaked in oil, I love it soooo much! It goes really well with the bread! My favourite among all!

This is a nice place to dine and chill despite having a liability in store. If I even drop by again I would love to speak to the manager/owner about this woman's rudeness! 

La Boca Latino Bar
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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