3-Stars because they don't accept their own coupon, printed from the LJWorld website. They claim to only accept the "real coupon" from the actual LJWorld newspaper. Really...does anyone really subscribe to a newspaper service anymore? Kind of ridiculous and nitpicking if you ask me, especially for only a 10% discount. Probably our last visit for not putting the customer first.
The service is always fast and the food is consistent. I was a frequent diner when I first came to Lawrence, but that was before I saw the article about health violations. The other two El Mezcal locations had the two highest amounts for health violations! Although I know that's part of the risk in going out to eat and no restaurant is immune to violations, it definitely makes me wonder if there are still 70-something violations. I haven't returned since then, although I enjoyed the food before, it makes me a little uneasy now.