Potential Glutton for Punishment
I may be a glutton for punishment, but I intend to visit Buca here in Irvine one more time before I pass judgment. Buca in Brea is consistent and impressive, both in service and quality of food. My response to the Tustin Buca, however, was tepid at best. The service was slow (about thirty-five minutes to receive our food) and inattentive (no refills on drinks or bread). The food, unfortunately, did not compensate for the poor service (our meals were luke warm and I question the freshness of the salmon). I am not one to make hasty judgments, so I will return to this Buca (yes, I like pain), but if the meal is no better than the one I first encountered, I will find little reason to spend seventy or eighty dollars here again.
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