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Cornice Cantina Mexican Grill

1725 Squaw Loop Road, Olympic Valley, California 96146 | 530-452-4362
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Ages: All Ages
Cost: $$
Mexican and bars and pubs

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Fast service, Kids Menu, Accepts Credit Cards

11:30-8pm Fri-Sat, 11:30-9pm Sun-Thurs


1 Review for Cornice Cantina Mexican Grill

December 12 2012
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"Easy on the Wallet"

Cornice Cantina is a small restaurant with a full bar that's open till 2 am. I'd compare this fun neighborhood hangout to Cheers. Except there's a shiny disco ball hanging from the ceiling which makes it even cooler than Cheers! I'd guess there are maybe 10 tables inside with additional stool seating around the bar. (Good luck finding a table on a busy day.) I'd definitely return here for a beer and a meal with friends, but maybe not with my kids.

During my visit there was only one employee serving and tending the bar. For as busy as she was, she did a great job of dropping off our food quickly and checking in on us from time to time.  No complaints with her great service.

KIDS MENU

Quesadilla $6.25
Plain Nachos $6.25
BRC Burrito $6.25
Chicken Tenders $7.50

*For $3.00 you can add Lime Chicken, Carnitas, Carne Asada, Shrimp, or Grilled Veggies to any kids’ meal.*

The kids ordered the Quesadilla and the Chicken Tenders. Both meals were tasty and the boys were happy. I too was happy, but for different reasons; I was happy to be inside where it was warm and dry and out of the fierce storm that was dumping snow outside.

Since no one was in rush to go outside, we took our sweet time eating. There were times when I felt like the people who were waiting to be seated were eye balling us for our table. TIP: It's always nice to double the tip if you take up a table for a long time since the server’s not able to flip it.

We were the only family inside, but the people dining at the tables around us were friendly and would sneak smiling glances at me when the kids would do something cute; like quibble over which lunch entree Spiderman would parachute into. (Have you seen how many action accessories they give Spiderman nowadays?)

If you've ever worked in a bar (I cocktailed my way through college), then you know that by day, bars have a musty beer smell to them. That's kind of how Cornice smelled. It's not an unpleasant smell; it just smells like last night's party.

My family received a complimentary meal to facilitate this review. My opinions are my own.

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