I really don't want to relive my evening at World Famous, but I'll do it so you can be spared & informed.
First Impression: We walked in & came face to face with two young hostesses who should never ever have a job in customer service. They both stared at us for a second, we said hello, they said nothing. Wow. Okay.
We got in line to wait for a table. The place was hoppin' for sure. Lot's of young college-age kids eating tacos and drinking, over-looking the ocean. The atmosphere had a fun beachy vibe.
Service: Our waitress, who needed someone to give her back the rest of her skirt, was absolutely miserable. No idea what her name was. She was blond, ponytail, looked like someone just killed her puppy. Oh wait, that was pretty much every waitress in there. Anyhow, no smiles, no greetings, NOTHING.
Food: We placed our order. Lot's of shrimp tacos, a couple drinks, etc... (They have $1.25 shrimp tacos on Tuesday nights.) The food came out quickly. I ordered the chicken tacos. Gross. The tortillas tasted like thick raw dough and well, just wasn't tasty at all. The shrimp tacos were very tasty though.
When the food came out, I noticed they gave my husband an extra shrimp taco, so wanting to be honest, I told the waitress. She said, ""Oh. Well I'll take it back."" And then she walks off. Hmmm.... You'll ""take it back?"" Okay, whatever. My husband goes for his first bite and before he makes contact with the taco, she immediately comes over and holds a small plate in front of him to put one of the shrimp tacos on her plate. (Are you serious???) I go, ""Um, can he just leave the one taco on the plate and give it to you after he's done? We promise, he won't eat it."" She smirked and said with more attitude than ever, ""Uh, no."" Wow. Whatever happened to, ""Oh, gosh, no problem, keep the extra taco on us. It was our fault! Enjoy it!!"" Yeah, not here.
Okay, we're getting ready to wrap it up, take our last bites, etc... One of our friends asks if he can order 3 shrimp tacos to bring home to his wife (she was sick and couldn't join us). The waitress said with a snarl, ""No, they're for dine in only."" She didn't apologize or budge. He asked if he could order them, then just get a 'to-go' box. Nope. Just a flat out 'no' in the most rude way I've even seen. We asked for the manager.
So, the manager comes over and says, ""Okay. A couple things..."" (Really? That's how you address us?)
She continues: ""The shrimp taco special is for dine-in only, so you can't take any to go."" Alright, fine... Rules are rules.
She continues: ""And in order to get the $1.25 shrimp taco special, everyone needs to order, like, at least one drink.""
(Please note that our plates are GONE at this point. We are DONE eating. We're reaching for our wallets & we're ready to GO HOME. And she tells us NOW that we all need to start drinking? HUH?)
I spoke up and said, 'Well, our waitress never told us that.""
Manager: ""I know, so maybe if just, like, a couple of you guys can order a drink...""
Me: ""Um, we're DONE eating. We're getting ready to pay our bill. We're not gonna order drinks.""
She fumbled a bit and I spoke up again and just said, 'Well, at least we know for next time."" (Yeah right.)
I was done w/ this discussion. And I swear if anyone at my table gave in and ordered a drink, I woulda killed them on the spot.
As we walk out, the ""manager"" is partying at a table (eating and drinking) with her girlfriends. Really? Wow.
This place is an absolute joke. They can take their shrimp tacos and stuff it.