We own at Hotel de la Monnaie and have been coming to New Orleans for many years. We made the mistake of giving Mojitos a try last weekend because it was right around the corner from the condo. It took well over 20 minutes to get our first round of drinks. We ordered the marinated olives with bread slices appetizer and that took a long time, too. Finally, out come the olives (what took so long?) and no bread. So we asked for it and out come four tiny stale pieces (THERE WERE SIX OF US) that would have made better croutons. Four of us ordered salad and asked for more bread and got four more little croutons. No butter or oil offered. One in our party wanted the soup that was printed on their menu (sweet potato and coconut) and was told that it wasn't the soup of the day and wasn't available. Huh? Our six entrees/small plates arrived. Five were OK; nothing special. The sixth, a shrimp po' boy and fries, was stone cold and the bread was so stale that it crumbled when touched. The waitress picked it up to have another fixed and rolled her eyes. Really? The owner or manager came out to apologize for the po' boy and said she had fixed another. No offer at all to comp it, which was the very least she should have done, considering the person who ordered it had it served after the other five of us had finished our dinners. We then asked to pay the check by splitting it among three credit cards and were told their computers were all messed up (as was their ice machine). On close inspection of the check, there was a $6.50 charge for a food item we never ordered or received.
Obviously one of the great draws of NOLA is its terrific food and ambiance. You will find neither at Mojitos. Save yourself a totally unpleasant experience and go elsewhere. Two members of our group are locals and they have already told people they know and will continue to.
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