Ok- here is the deal with Marias Cafe. I have been there several times over the past 5 years and I have had both great and awefull experiences. I have always enjoyed their food and have never ordered anything I didnt like. I have had food brought to me cold and I have seen the confusion that happens at the counter with the running of food. I have also had slow service,from both server and kitchen. But for the past two years, I have never had a bad experience for I figured out what to do.
If you are there on a weekday, the service should not be horrible. The head servers are all quick and helpful. the rest of the staff is usually good...and if they are not, LET MANAGEMENT KNOW! the management really cares.
On a weekend, you have to try to get a good server. Just ask for Carl (the only guy server there), Sania, Jess or Alissa.
Carl rocks! I always sit in his section and he takes care of all his tables and keeps them happy. He will bend over backwards for you if you are pleasant to him. He is chill and will even sit at your table to answer your questions...if the vibe is right.
Sania is the veteran of the group and she knows her stuff.
Jess is good and efficient, though seems a little sassy.
Alissa is new but good. She can be a bit scattered, but she will get the job done.
Give this place a try. the food is worth the trip, and the service can be great too.
Pros: Amazing pancakes (corn pancakes with cheese)!
Cons: you have to ask for the right server