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[*] posted on 12-26-2008 at 08:34 PM
Tres Virgenes in La Paz


Just got back from the newly located Tres Virgenes restaurant in La Paz. 6 of us were warmly greeted and enjoyed a great meal in a beautiful place. Fellow Nomad Jesse greeted us and we had a wonderful time. The restaurant is located at 1130 Madero just across the street from the previous location. It is next to Aramburos (the cow store, we call it: plastic cow on the roof/sign). We will be back! Reservations are available at 123 2226.
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[*] posted on 12-27-2008 at 09:04 AM


This is good news indeed. Jessie runs a class act!

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[*] posted on 12-27-2008 at 12:56 PM


Are they open for lunch? Could someone please post their days and hours open. Muchas gracias
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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 10:57 AM


Took a friend from Connecticut, (on her first trip to Baja) to Tres Virgenes last night. It was, as always, excellent in all categories. Food, presentation, wines, and service. There were 7 of us all eating and drinking different things. Not a glitch in the evening. Thanks, Jesse, you were a wonderful and attentive host, we had a great time!



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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 10:59 AM


Still wondering if they are open for lunch... hours:?:



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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 11:01 AM


Not sure. Closed on Mondays. Phone number is 612- 123-2226



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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 12:29 PM
THE FLYING COW


Among the cognoscenti the Aramburo's Market at the corner of Hidalgo y Madero is known as The Flying Cow.

Las Tres Virgenes and the Buffalo Grill are among the very few restaurants in La Paz that are consistently good. There are others but Jesse has definitely raised the bar to a level that all other restaurants in La Paz should commend themselves.

The Chinese restaurants in particular are astonishing in their inability to consistently turn out a good product.

What passes for good Chinese food in La Paz is a meal that doesn't send you to the crapper at a fast trot.

I don't like being so negative, but considering the abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood that we enjoy here, there is absolutely no reason that we should not be served the finest that Chinese cuisine has to offer. I can only conclude that the owners and management of the Chinese restaurants here are both lazy and stupid.

Example, more than once I've entered a Chinese restaurant in La Paz, observed numerous staff people sitting around looking at television, ordered, picked up a sauce bottle on the table and found it disgustingly thick with accumulated grease and dirt. So the staff has plenty of time to watch whatever idiocy is on the television, but no time to make sure the condiments and utensils on the tables are clean.
As a result of what seems to be pure sloth, my S.O. and I have given up on going to Chinese restaurants in La Paz, and being originally from San Francisco that's a difficult decision to make. :?::?:
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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 01:21 PM


Anyone try the hot dogs at Jesse's?:P
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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 01:35 PM


Jesse does indeed run a "Class Act"! He sets the bar high all ways round, including consistency! And he pulls it all off with a genuine smile & the personal warmth which he always exudes!:yes:


Plus he bends over backwards to satisfy even "picky" eaters (definition picky eater = one who doesn't like hot/spicy & to whom Cilantro tastes like soap)!:lol:
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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 02:02 PM


I think the duck ravioli at Jesse's may be the most delicious thing I've ever eaten in Baja!!!
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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 03:56 PM


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Las Tres Virgenes and the Buffalo Grill are among the very few restaurants in La Paz that are consistently good.


LTV is one of our favorites - anywhere in the world.

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I can only conclude that the owners and management of the Chinese restaurants here are both lazy and stupid.


I have never found a good Chinese meal anywhere in Mexico including the supposed mecca of Mexican Chinese food in Mexicali. Somebody prove me wrong. Suggest a San Francisco style Chinese restaurant in Mexico, something that isn't poor Chop Suey kitchen fare.

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and being originally from San Francisco that's a difficult decision to make.


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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 05:24 PM


And just to show another reason why Tripadvisor.com is to be taken with a very big grain of salt, Jesses's wass once their number one in La Paz. Now fallen to #5. Number one is Tailhunter Fubar Cantina. Go figure!
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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 07:13 PM


Why even bother with Trip Advisor?
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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 07:26 PM
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...would ever hijack a subject. (She says quietly, while looking down and smiling demurely.)

But wasn't there a recent thread posted here about a Chinese restaurant, that caused an uproar, and Jesse chimed in, saying that he used to eat there often and that it was the best Chinese food south of Rosarito? ;)




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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 07:29 PM


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Why even bother with Trip Advisor?


You gotta better alternative? Name it.

I find their reviews to be accurate AS LONG AS THERE IS A LARGE ENOUGH SAMPLE OF REVIEWS. You need to look beyond the overall ratings (which can be easily skewed by a small sample, one way or another) and READ THE REVIEWS. Analyze the reviewer and analyze the review. I do, and have almost never been disappointed, whether it be a hotel or an eatery.

Sure, it takes more time. But a dining experience is worth it.:smug:

BTW, I have never eaten at Tres Virgenes.

[Edited on 1-23-2010 by Hook]




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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 07:58 PM


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Why even bother with Trip Advisor?


You gotta better alternative? Name it.

I find their reviews to be accurate AS LONG AS THERE IS A LARGE ENOUGH SAMPLE OF REVIEWS.


Actually that is not the case. Many owners of hotels and restaurants, practice a fraudulent way of raising their ratings in tripadvisor. All you need is IP changing software and some free time, and you can fake dozens of positive reviews for your business. I noticed this after finding out that the best Hotel in town was a motel-trailer park way outside of town, run by a scam artist. He has 23 reviews mostly positive reviews, wich are obviously his own work.

Down in cabo, the situation is the same. The top 4 restaurants are not even close to being in the top 50.




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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 08:07 PM


In my opinion, Trip Advisor sucks! One of the top rated places in Cabo is a dirty taco stand where the owner sings Elvis and puts soy sauce on his carne asado tacos with day old tortillas! There are many good restaurants in Cabo, but this is one is not in the top 100, in my opinion. His supporters from Washington and NoCal pack the ratings.


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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 08:13 PM


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I noticed this after finding out that the best Hotel in town was a motel-trailer park way outside of town, run by a scam artist. He has 23 reviews mostly positive reviews, wich are obviously his own work.


You know it is his work because he is a German national and he keeps making the same grammatical mistakes in his "reviews."
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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 08:25 PM


Hook,

For Hotels/Restaurants international I trust both Frommers and Fodor over Trip Advisor by a wide margin.

For restaurants, Chowhound is far more reliable for reviews both in terms of the expertise of the reviewers and the diversity of restaurants covered.

Just my opinion, if Trip Advisor works for you go for it.

I have seen too many reviews in Trip Advisor that smell of someone having an Axe to grind.

If you have an interest in Food, and you haven't eaten at Tres Virgenes, you have missed one of the best dining experiences in La Paz.


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[*] posted on 1-22-2010 at 09:35 PM


So, how does Chowhound avoid being jobbed by the owners of a restaurant or the occasional irate customer with multiple reviews?

It happens. Look for detail in the reviews and then decide.

Of course a numeric rating system can be skewed..........

Not too fond of the layout of Chowhound. And now that they are going through a major change in format (January 28th), they have decided that they will not carry many of their old reviews over to the new format. At least, that is how I read it. So, no more archives.

Tripadvisor's strength is in its vast number of reviews, IMO. And they allow owner to refute bad reviews.

[Edited on 1-23-2010 by Hook]




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