LA Cabana not what it used to be

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want it back

Princeton, NC

#1 May 31, 2011
I liked La Cabana when they first opened up in Manteo. Now the prices are higher, servings are smaller and they are cutting back. Its not the same. Want the old place back.
goodtome

Wade, NC

#2 Jun 1, 2011
I love it. Just ate there. Great food, service, and prices!!
Manteo

Princeton, NC

#3 Jun 3, 2011
They have changed from when they started up.
local

United States

#4 Jun 10, 2011
i want island guys back
manteo

Princeton, NC

#5 Jun 10, 2011
What is the new grill across from Silver Bonsi. The last one didnt last long. Hope this place sticks around a while.
beans

Chester, VA

#6 Jun 15, 2011
Yeah I agree, they've cut back . And even took whiteout and marked through the "includes drink" on their kids menu where all kids meals are $6.99!
Prices

Princeton, NC

#7 Jun 15, 2011
Prices went up to. Its not as good as it used to be. Greed.
Manteo resident

Princeton, NC

#8 Jun 15, 2011
I was so happy when they opened up. We finally got some culture in town. I went numerous times and ordered out as well. The last time I went I actually left hungry, I really think the portions are smaller and it was not as good of deal. I really want them to be successful but after my last experience I am not sure how often I will go, may just make the trek to La fogatas. Not sure if the owners realize the locals are the bread and butter of their business, we get them through the rest of the year. I do know that La Dulce Vita has taken a lot of my business.
LaCabana

Princeton, NC

#9 Jun 15, 2011
Did they stop serving chips and salsa with dinners or did our waitress just forget? Reputation is everything in the restaurant industry. They will make it or not based on how they treat their customers.
Manteo resident

Wake Forest, NC

#10 Jun 16, 2011
We did not get chips and salsa as well. I was also thinking it was just an oversight by out waitress, guess not. Someone should share this post with the owners so they know how to go about fixing things before they lose all the locals.
Book Lover

Franklinton, NC

#11 Jun 17, 2011
The new grill across from Silver Bonsai is the Hungry Pelican....same owners as the one located on the Waterfront shops in Manteo. Good food!
Pelican

Wake Forest, NC

#12 Jun 17, 2011
Is the Hungry pelican opening a second shop or moving from the waterfront shops? I know they have great sandwiches. Thanks.
Not going back

Wake Forest, NC

#13 Jun 17, 2011
My last experience was not good either. Im not planning on going back. Higher prices, less food and the tacky guy standing on the street trying to wave in traffic. Our small town has lost some of its charm with that and the gaudy ice cream place antics.
Book Lover

Franklinton, NC

#14 Jun 19, 2011
Pelican wrote:
Is the Hungry pelican opening a second shop or moving from the waterfront shops? I know they have great sandwiches. Thanks.
Hungry Pelican is opening a second store - Waterfront store will be open as well.
local obxer

Clayton, NC

#15 Jun 19, 2011
yes they raised there prices, yes they stop serving chips and salsa, the waitress is his sister - itch, if you have notice less and less people are eating there. me and all my friends are not going back we are going back to ortege's were the people and prices are great. so good buy to tony and his family
peter

Manteo, NC

#16 Aug 17, 2011
Prices wrote:
Prices went up to. Its not as good as it used to be. Greed.
what do expect u want it free.....you got to pay for good food

Since: Aug 11

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#17 Aug 18, 2011
I think their doing a good job... other restruants raise their prices during the summer, La Canaba is a new bussiness their really just trying to survive..
Its not greed

Exxon Mobil corrupting this nation is greed
Aok1

Wake Forest, NC

#18 Aug 20, 2011
Its ok if you think they are doing a good job. You spend your money there. I have not been back in over a month. Plenty of other local places I can spend my money. I get better value else where. Your reputation with make you or break you on this beach. Wait till summers gone and the locals might be too. Its a long winter in the restaurant industry.
Proto

Fayetteville, NC

#19 Aug 23, 2011
TL's for the win mo fuggers! They have Mexican food, well Mexicans make the food so hey same difference.
ImFatAndAngry

Monee, IL

#20 Sep 22, 2011
I've been complaining for La Cabana for ever. We used to either go there or order out around 2 times per week for 6+ months. I like steak tacos with just cheese and sour cream.
I continually ask for EXTRA CHEESE since they do not put any cheese on otherwise. Even though they charge me extra I still never get more than a tiny sprinkle of cheese.
I recall a few times when I ordered Xtra cheese and there was not a single shred of it.
La Cabana is a complete joke these days. They serve 25% less meat and 90% less cheese on a taco than the average taco joint around here.
One El Burrito Loco taco has more meat and cheese than 5 La Cabana tacos...even though their meat is somewhat gross/cheap.
I hope LA Cabana closes soon and a worthwhile place opens. I'm feeling talkative so here are my picks for the best restaurants in the area:
For Mexican: La Cucina (KKK)
For good country cooking: Cracker Barrel (cheap, friendly and massive portions).
For general fast food: Niro's Gyros (low prize, always fresh and massive portions).
Best Pizza: Pizza Lady or Anthonies (both in Manteno)
Best Italian Sausage: Anthonies (called a Carpi there)
Best appetizers: Lonestar
Best breakfast: Yannis (Manteno)
Best Mcdonalds: Peotone's Mcdonalds is a 5-star restaurant compared to the other ones around here.

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