What has happened to this place?. I kept coming back because of the friendly staff that always recognized me, but my familiar faces are gone. Who are these people? The service has gone down hill. Way down hill! It used to be a friendly, well ran place but now it seems like NO ONE knows what they are doing. Oh the food is pretty good but stick with a meal of tapas because the entrees are over priced & the tapas are just better than the entrees.
Dinner with friends. Friday night I headed out in downtown San Antonio with five friends looking for a great meal before painting the town red. One of my friends recomended Las Ramblas, he had gone there on a date last month. Without any expectations we headed to the restaurant, the next thing I know we are sitting in a amazing restaurant passing tapas, (we must have ordered 15 of them) and drinking pitchers of sangria. Our waitress was fantastic and helped us every step of the way with the menu and what to order. I would bet from the time that we arrived to the time we left 10 people said hello and asked us how our night was going, it's hard to find that anymore. All in all a great way to start out the night, I will be back, next time with the girlfriend.
A Christmas Miracle. My wife, mother in law and two children stopped when we passed it on the riverwalk, and it turned out to be a fantastice idea. We did have a slight wait because we had no reservation but the manager and hostess were very accomidating. The restaurant was gorgeous and the food was terrific, even though we had the buffet our waiter treated us like we were royality. This was our first trip to San Antonio and when we come back we will definently return and recommend to all of our friends.
A good experience on Christmas Eve. My wife and I dined at Las Ramblas on Christmas Eve 2006 and had a wonderful experience. We shared a number of their tapas and each was tasty. The service was excellent and made very good recommendations in helping us pick from the menu offerings. To top it off, the total bill was $80 including tip and wine. We will come back when we return to San Antonio.
A Dinner to Remember.
Last weekend I decided to take my girlfriend down to Las Ramblas for dinner and drinks. Although we dine out quite a bit, this night was one that we won't soon forget. The atmosphere, service and food made it one of the most enjoyable dinning experiences that I have had since moving to San Antonio over two years ago.
Our sever was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. He was also able to impress me with his knowledge of wine, which is hard to do. We started our meal out with two tapas that our server recommended; the Stuffed Dates and Figs and the Shrimp Samfina. The dates and figs were stuffed with an orange mascarpone cheese which perfectly complimented sweetness of the dish. The shrimp was served with a stew of roasted vegetables and was definitely something I will get again. For my main course I had the Fillet stuffed with blue cheese and garlic. It was cooked to a perfect medium-rare, (which most chefs don't seem to understand) and was excellent. My girlfriend had the Snapper in a spicy orange sauce, and was even nice enough to let me try a bite. I would have liked to have had dessert, however there was simply no room.
Overall the food was great and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend a visit if you have yet to be down to the restaurant.
Paella??. Met some friends from KC at Las Ramblas and we were all excited to sample some fine Spanish cuisine. The dining room was extremely hot (door was left open to the patio dining area). Our waiter was good and it was unfortunate that he was not cooking the food. My wife and one of our guests ordered the Paella and they were extremely disappointed. The clams were of a decent size and we suspect it was because they ate the rest of the seafood that the paella was supposed to come with. It was obvious the dish was either prepared in advance and reheated or whoever was cooking had not experienced what paella is supposed to look or taste like. All in all, Las Ramblas will be off the list for us.
As previously noted by others, AWFUL service.
Unforunately, our experience at Las Ramblas was similar to that of other diners. At first everything was nice, but it quickly went downhill. The waitress ignored our meal requests, bringing out salad with dressing on top instead of the side and an appetizer we hadn't even ordered.
As we began to order, our waitress suggested we sit at the bar if we were going to get glasses of wine and tapas. We asked the waitress to bring out things as they were ready, but everything came out together. We told her we'd be ordering more wine and tapas throughout the evening, but she later said the kitchen was closed but if we wanted anything else she'd see if she could get it for us. Then she had the nerve to come back and ask if we'd like dessert.
The food, however, was very good - especially the Shrimp Samfaina.
Valentine's Day Romance. Didn't experience any of the bad service some have said about this place. My wife and are are locals tried it for the first time on Valentine's day. You would think that the service would have suffered on such a major dining day, but it was great. The restaurant wasn't even that crowded (probably because it was so new). Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. The view from the river was absolutely wonderful. The food was even better. Extremely delicious. What made this even better was the fact that my wife is allergic to Soybeans (which makes dining out very difficult as soybean oil is a large component in vegetable oil, which is in turn used in almost every restaurant) the chef uses a lot of olive oil (which is an indication of how important the food is to the chef).
Beautiful space but, What a waste!!!!.
Nice variety of tapas and a gorgeous space --
But, just a hotel restaurant--- service was lame and slow and seemed unknowledgable--esspecially when it came to drinks and wine!!!
Very dissappointed over all- ladie Manager rude and curt did not seem to care on e way or the other--
Nice place maybe to hang with a water for the parade??
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