Houston >Ruby Tequila's Mexican Kitchen
“This is a good place to take visitors on a Wednesday.”
“met some really nice people & ended up moving to their table.”
waiters tip themselve's managers dont really care for it.
Walked in thinking the place would be very good as they do have a very nice enviroment...host was friendly waiter well he was hungry for tips. We were in here for my girlfriends birthday celebration the menu is a bit small but cant complain about the food the waiter was rather rude and well as you read in the headline decided to pull some tricks in order to tip himself. As i work in a restaurant i knew that he decided to put a party of 3 and make it into a party of 8 now i didnt make a big deal out of this being a waiter my self i figured what the hell he is just trying to make a living though not the right way to get a tip ill let it slide. However as I checked my creditcard balance within two days the waiter decided that the $11 tip wasnt enough for him and added $15 more i called the location about this the manager at first seemed nice but claimed it was my signature and writting in there that i could go and check the day after. As i told him i would go but it was rather unprofessional to make a customer go over there i would make a scene and could take legal action for allowing such things to happen in a restaurant. He said he didnt like the fact that i threatened him and was going to give me $15 back and if i wanted to take further action as to call corporate office he simply did not care. Its sad to see not only that your getting ripped off by one of their employers but as to a manager allowing it and not caring for further action to be done is another, this place is great if your looking to get ripped off.
WONT BE GOING BACK
Won't come back..
I've been here on several occassions because my co-workers like it, but I've never really been a big fan. The food is ok, but not incredible. My last visit however was less than ok. Eight of us went during lunch (the restaurant wasn't very full) and we all ordered from the lunch menu. Everyone got their meals in a timely manner, except me. My grilled tilapia (which wasn't grilled, but "pan grilled" meaning lightly breaded) came once most of my co-workers were finished eating. My coworker told the waiter that was unacceptable and the waiter laughed off his comment and offered him a tequila shot. Really?? I'm the type that's too nice to ask for a free meal, so I reluctantly paid $15 for water, and a late "pan grilled" tilapia i really didn't want, or finish for that matter. The waiter did bring out sopapillas for my coworker and I, it's too bad I don't like sopapillas...
If you don't care too much about service and like ordinary tex-mex, you may like the place.
Happy Hour All Day on Wednesdays.
This is a good place to take visitors on a Wednesday. We were there for the $1.99 margaritas...which are not too potent. They serve this bayou-esque, murky margarita with a beer bottle floating upside down in the glass. My girlfriends who are wine snobs liked the margarita float!
The chips are spiced with paprika which has a sweet kick.
We had beef nachos and queso there, and they were okay.
It's a few blocks further from Midtown, so parking is easier.
Citysearch Editorial Review. Legend has it Ruby Tequila is the progeny of a ranch cook in South Texas who fed cowboys on long-ago cattle drives. Upholding that tradition of slow-cooked quality, all meats are mesquite-fire grilled and everything in the kitchen is concocted from scratch. The Tex-Mex offerings are savory but fairly standard, leaving the Dos Rita to be the chain's claim to fame: a margarita mixed with Dos XX, the upside-down bottle included like an overlarge cocktail umbrella. The space itself is slightly reminiscent of a Chili's, vast and campy (deer heads and bull horns among the decor) with gringo servers in tie-dye t-shirts, but the occasional live music and hopping Midtown happy hours can't be beat.
Nothing good here.
I told myself the first time I went to RT I would never go back. I guess that is why it is said; never say never. Oh and the food is not any better than the first time.
I made the mistake going back...I sat on the patio and after almost 5min. I went to the bar. I never got waited on by a waiter while sitting outside; and yes RT has waiters for the tables, I had to keep going to the bar.
I met some really nice people & ended up moving to their table. Still had to go to bar to get my orders. I offered to buy a round of drinks and went to the bar. Then they offered to buy me a drink. Because they had already closed their tab; and yes they had had a waiter, they went to the bar to order. The bartender added it to my tab. It turns out the bartender put everything on my tab. When I went to close my tab not only did they put everything on one tab but also add the gratuity. The other people covered part of the tab; yeah, and when I was given the balance is when I noticed the automatic gratuity. I asked several workers and no one could give me a reason. In hine-sight I should have asked for a manager.
I went back the following day to discuss my bill. I got the whole "I have no idea, let me look into this". I went back later and an apology was given because there was no explination as to why the gratuity was added. A parcial gratuity refund was suppose to be given to me; not charged back to my crdit card but as a credit on a new tab.
I met-up with the the same people from the night before and RT gave us seperate tabs but I'll be dam if RT gave my credit to the other people. I didn't say anything, I just won't go back!
Citysearch Editorial Review. The Midtown location of this Tex-Mex chain draws rambunctious drinkers to the bar area.
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