I went to a well known large restaurant in Subic today. It’s called the Coffee shop and it’s tagline is, “Home of the Jumbo Taco”. That’s also the only thing I find edible on their menu and I like the Jumbo soft shell taco which I find very good value at only P90. It’s basically a double sized taco in a soft tortilla instead of the smaller taco shell. You can get a jumbo in the hard shell but they make the shell by deep frying the same tortilla and it’s horrible in my opinion.
Every so often I get a hankering for tacos and today was the day I headed down for lunch. I ordered 2 jumbo soft shell tacos and an ice tea. Now normally this is always confusing to the them. 2 tacos 1 drink. So I already know this and repeat the order 2 times and the server gives me an Ok so I assume she understands now.
I sit down and a few minutes she comes back to me and checks again only 1 drink. I am sitting on my own and I say yes and repeat the order again, 2 tacos 1 drink. She scurries away. A few minutes later she returns with the drink. 1 ice tea as requested, 2 glasses of water and 2 sets of cutlery. Ok, nothing abnormal here, just base level stupidity and lack of logic as expected.
The tacos come out and have a little sauce size pot of something yellow so I asked the waiter (different person this time) what the stuff was. He said sour cream. I didn’t order it but I gave a quick taste and it was horrible so I left them on the side.
Time to pay the bill. The girl that took my order originally is the cashier and so she tells me the bill is P350. I already knew it was P90, P90 plus P45 for drink. P225 total so I said why and asked to see the bill which was in front of her. Taco with sour cream P130 each. I said where did you get sour cream from? I didn’t order, you never mentioned it and I don’t even like it. She quickly adjusted the price but now P270 so I said that’s still wrong and now I see I am charged for 2 drinks. I say, you confirmed it with me 3 times and served me the one ice tea. Again she adjusted the bill and finally got it right.
My vent today is the Jumbo stupid about the sour cream and the extra drink. I accept the fact that one person ordering 2 “meals” and 1 drink is very foreign and confusing to them but that’s not my gripe. Where the fuck did she even get the idea for the sour cream? As for the double drink charge, she wrote up the docket and served me. Did she think I wouldn’t notice a 4th item on a 3 item bill.
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