Saginaw >Food & Dining > La Placita
WORST EMPLOYER/ WORK EXPERIENCE EVER. I totally agree!! I worked there for almost 2 years and every single thing you said is absolutely true. You don't even know half of it though. The food and salsa was AWESOME! when Jesse or Big Mike was there cooking, however after that everything went down hill. The food was poorly seasoned we would'nt have food to even open most days I would have to go get meat to cook, just to open daily on my way to work. The salsa is only to be out for an hour and once served its to be dumped out but instead it would sit in the kitchen out for several hours until someone had time to do the dishes and then we were ordered by the owner to just dump one salsa into the other to fill the container and put it back in the cooler like it was fresh. Bugs (fruit flies) were all over the kitchen and in the food all the time especially the salsa. We at one time had leaks in the kitchen ceiling and the rain water was leaking in all the food and we were told not to say anything and still serve it. Depending on who did the dishes they were greasy alot. Most of the time we never even got paid our wages. Nancy the owner would take the money out of the till as soon as it came in and spend it , So at the end of the night when it came to paying us employees most of us would get screwed because there wouldn't be enough money to pay us. I went 3months without being payed because Nancy was hundreds of dollars behind in pay outs with every employee. Once in awhile if she wanted to catch up a little Nancy would write us checks and take taxes out even tough we were paid cash and when we'd try to cash the checks they would bounce. It was crazy working there. I remember one time Nancy got a boyfriend from the Outlaws Biker Club next door to the place, when they first opened. He used her for anything and everything he could get. I tried to warn her, however he had her rapped around his finger. Well one day I showed up to work and she actually asked me if after i got out of work if I would go over to her house and take a picture of them two naked on his bike. ( I Swear on everything that means anything to me, that every word of this is absolutely true.) What I hated the most was the way Nancy would try to turn the employees against each other. Especially the waitresses she would give one a key to the till and then go tell the other one( Hey Heata go keep an eye on the other waitress she has been stealing). She used to tell me that all the time and I believed her. Then one day we all got together talking and it came out that she was doing the same thing to all of us against the opposite employee or she would make up mean things and tell us that the one said it about the other. IT WAS JUST CRAZY CRAZY WORKING THERE!
It's been there for a long time for a reason...it's good!. I just read the previous review on La Placita and felt it was very unfair. La Placita has been serving good food for many, many years. I used to work for the State and we used to go to La Placita regularly. It's true, it's not beautiful and the carpet needs replaced. The owner is rather "special". However, they consistently serve better than average Mexican food. It's served hot. The salsa is good. Their prices are very cheap and you get a great portion size. They have a daily lunch special with a taco, tostada, beans and rice for $3.49. Now that's a good special! I like La Placita, and go there when I'm in the area. My friends are usually with me and they don't complain. I give La Placita a "thumbs up".
nasty nasty food. we went there for dinner and the place is nasty the carpet looks so dirty and greasy you could fry a ruiz taco on the carpet there was bugs running on the floor and the pops in the cups had a white greasy film on the top of the it you can only see it when there is no ice the meat was dry and nastythe only thing in there that was nice and looked nice was the waitress the owner is a freaking fruit loop i mean she is nuttier then a fruti cake like she should be a in a padded room the watched the cook pick his nose and dig his ass by the pop machine while getting a pop and go back to cooking with out even washing his hands the owners wears so much fix a dent for her dentures it looks like she just got done sucking some guy off all in all this place is nasty i cancelled my order and left after seeing everything the place is filthy from top to bottom side by side this place should be closed down i can't belive this place has never been closed down yet
awesome Ruiz tacos. Great food great prices fast and friendly service every time!!! Ruiz tacos are the best tacos Ive ever tasted always with a side of rice which is also huge.
Down-to-earth atmosphere, monster Ruiz tacos. Ruiz tacos are their thing. Something like a pound of seasoned beef, plenty of shredded cheese and lettuce and tomato, all stuffed into a fried "pillow" taco. Come hungry, be ready for a crowd at lunch. Super-Nachos are my favorite, but you just can't go wrong with a Ruiz. Also, make sure you have cash. They don't take credit, and only take bills $20 and under.
Absolutely HUGE tacos.
The Ruiz tacos are the size of a ladies' evening bag. I think it's a pound of ground beef, or it used to be. Woof!
For friendlier service, and great Huevos Rancheros or scrambled eggs with nopalitos, try El Rancho Grande, 3-4 miles further up Michigan on the left just before the ramp to I-675.
"authentic". Authentic is an over-used term to describe Mexican restaurants, but this place is the real deal. Can be crowded at lunch time. Off hours are best. Ruiz bean taco is terrific. Nachos are generally not something I order when eating out, but these are very good. Cheese and onion enchiladas are good too. Fresh made chips and salsa.
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