medicore. When this location first opened we were very excited to try it. It was lively and the food was quite good. Unfortunately since day one the service had been quite poor. There's plenty of servers milling about but doing nothing. You can always guarantee at least one employee by the front door texting or talking on the cell phone. We gave up on table service and sit at the bar. The enchiladas mole are very good, the sauce is authentic and never dry. The carne asada is also very good and served with a cheese enchilada with traditional gravy (mmm) The soupa de pollo is enough for two although on more then one occassion is has been way too salty. the tacos were horrid. Guacamole is not very good but they do have a nice hot salsa to go with the chips (if you ask for it) All in all, a good place for drinks and some select foods, but a little too "americanized" for me. Too much smoking around the entrance too.
Dirty. Dirty with smokers guarding the entrance
you gotta come here!.
this place is awesome the servers are HOTTTTT!! pamela and natasha are SMOKIN!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!
and the food is alright too!
The most unprofessional service I have ever seen a long time. I have visted Estella's many times and have had good service in the past, however within the past few months the service and the food has deteriorated tremediously. The food does not have a lot taste anymore and has become very bland. I believe any establishment that advertises itself as a Mexican resturant should serve food that taste like Mexican food. Also, the drinks from the bar are not what they used to be. The waiters and waitresses do not keep up with the orders that are placed and instead of trying to be accomodating they do the opposite. You will also find them "playing around" inappropriately in front of customers and not think twice about it. The management is also of no help and not very accomodating. I would say if you are looking for service and good Mexican food this is not the place to visit.
Best Mexican food in Tampa Bay (Family Friendly).
Family friendly!!! My wife and I have been going to Estelas for over 10 years and when they opended the St. Pete location we were so happy along with all the other S. tampa people that work in the Gateway area. The food is very consistant, fresh and authentic. The sevice is excellent and the wait staff are very friendly too. Also they have live music on verious days of the week. The atmospher is relaxing and fun. Our kids love the game room, which makes it very family friendly. We have met more nice families that come into eat.
We love this Estelas and it has become a tredition for us to eat there at least once a week. We recommend it to everyone!!!!
Only average I'm afraid. We were so excited when we saw Estellas opening a second location close to us. The excitment lasted through our first two visits, and has drastically dwindled since. It seems they tried very hard when they first opened, but now the service and the food is really sub-par. You will often find numerous servers standing around chatting, inappropriately, either to each other or on their cell phone, right at the front door. The carne asada here is very good as are the enchiladas with a mole sauce. The burritos and tacos are tasteless. The salsa is bland. I suppose it's good for people who don't like spicy food and consider mexican to only be burritos and tacos. For those of us with a little more of a palate, this place will disappoint. They used to have a terrific tequila selection but have since dwindled it down too. A decent place for happy hour but I wouldn't look forward to anything special.
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