Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Tamboril
527 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120540.693821 -73.963587
Tue-Thu, 5:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 5:30-11pm; Sun, 11am-3:30pm and 5:30pm-10pm; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Clinton Hill
TERRIBLE!!! SO DISAPPOINTED – Well, it was my sis bday so i made reservations for 8 ppl, we get there @ 7:30pm, the place is EMPTY, no people, music is very low. We sit down, wait 10 mins then the ONLY waitress decides to come. I ordered a bottle of wine for my guest, but we only got 2 wine glasses! 2... Once my other guest began to arrive, I had to ask the waitress for more glasses- I MEAN COME ONNNN! WE'RE THE ONLY CUSTOMERS THERE! WTF! We were trying to have a good time but couldnt because the music was VERY LOW, NO WONDER NO ONE WAS HERE! So once it was time to order food, the waitress was no where to be found, she looked tired, her eyes were blood red. We tried to order but she wasn't paying attention, so she missed like 3 ppl. I thought this was a SPANISH LOUNGE, so i booked reservations bcause my sister wanted spanish food & music. All of a sudden, they started playing old ass R&B/RAP (Mase), i mean who plays MASE these days? LMAO. THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE, TOO SPICY AND TOO MUCH GREASE. We only stayed bcause they were playing the LAKERS game; after that we were GONE! OVERALL: SERVICE WAS BAD, MUSIC WAS TERRIBLE, DRINKS WERE LAME! YOU GUYS NEED TO DO BETTER- GREAT PLACE BUT EVERYTHING ELSE SUCKS!.... SO SAVE UR MONEY AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE PPL, THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR YOU! I REGRET TAKING MY SIS THERE FOR HER BDAY THINKING WE WERE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME-NOPE! WISH I CAN GET MY MONEY BACK, LOL. DONT BE FOOLED BY THE STARS- IT SUCKS!
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! – Came here with my girls for a girls night - perfect place. Every kinf of mojito you can imagine, delicious appetizers, the staff was quick and super friendly. The music was perfect and we had a great time. I will definately - DEFINATELY - come back at least once a week now.
BAD BUSINESS AT TAMBORIL LOUNGE!!!! – Don't do business with Tamboril "money hungry" Lounge In Brooklyn NY, they canceled my charity event that I booked a month ago for a private party with only 2 day notice!
I've done two events there already, Aries are so Breezy and Two Worlds Collide!
Ed called my fiance DJ Bloc a month ago and was desperate for an event to fill this Nov 21st date, because someone had canceled their private party.
So DJ Bloc, Lonye West and I got together and set out to putting together an event, now entitled "Cheers To You!"
Ed gave us a great deal because he was in need and loved our "Cheers To You" concept with of course a Pretty World Inc Signature networking hour, and charity portion, the collection of canned goods and clothing to benefit the Annual Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc Service Project held at the Port Authority on Thanksgiving Morning, where the Alphas feed the homeless a thanksgiving meal and provide donated clothing and toys to homeless individuals and families with children.
Now all of a sudden, last night, Ed calls and says WE CANNOT HAVE OUR EVENT.. WHY? because he double booked and isnt an honest enough business man to rectify his mistakes.
He made a commitment with us back in October, but did not require us to leave a deposit because he is the one who called us to do business.
He made a second commitment with another person sometime in the past week or so. The person is the same one who previously canceled their private event. Already aware he had given her date away because she canceled, HE TOOK HER DEPOSIT ANYWAY and then called us to cancel.
Why? because obviously cash in hand is a better opportunity for him than an event that he personally ASKED to be developed.
The woman who left her deposit doesn't want outsiders to attend. He supposedly claims he asked her if we could both have our event there.
So now I am out of luck without a venue?????? TWO DAYS BEFORE!!!!!
Funny thing is he guaranteed her there would be a DJ there, which he doesn't have. Do you know he had the nerve to ask DJ Bloc to DJ her event???? When he won't let us bring our people inside??? Are you kidding me?
What kind of underhanded trifling type of operation is he running there?
This is just bad business all around.
Especially since having done our last 2 events there we have referred at LEAST 5 people who have also had their birthday parties there!!!
So basically he has made at least $8000 off of DJ Bloc and I through referral business which he has so readily accepted and enjoyed over the past 5 months, yet he is willing to sever what had been a continuously mutually beneficial agreement over a measly $1000 deposit that this mystery person has left???
Our business relationship is over now. This is no longer a mutually beneficial agreement. It's trifling.
So now I must put his ass on blast.
I DON"T HAVE A VENUE TO COLLECT MY CANNED GOODS AND CLOTHING ON SATURDAY.
The second ring of effects of his unprofessional, unacceptable, trifling actions now means on THANKSGIVING DAY the donations I expected to make may be NAUGHT!!!
Can anyone help me out? do you have access to a venue this Saturday??? At this point its more about the donations than the profit. I just want to have my event and be able to participate in the service project on Thursday!
I'm ASKING that we all BOYCOTT Tamborils "MONEY HUNGRY" Lounge. Who would risk severing an ongoing business relationship for a few greenbacks!!! THAT IS JUST UNETHICAL EVEN IN A RECESSION!!!!!
To all my friends who had their events there previously, there is no need for us to continue to patronize this business. Let his bad seeds sow him all the weeds he is intended to grow!!
As of right now, the event is in limbo, Lonye, DJ Bloc and I are frantically trying to secure another location. We will let you all know tomorrow!
PLEASE SHARE THIS NOTE AND FORWARD THIS TO ALL OF YOUR NETWORKS SO THEY TOO CAN ALL BE AWARE OF HIS BAD BUSINESS PRACTICES!!!
This is place is amazing! – First of all, I have never written a review but this place is soooo good I have to tell all. I have been there twice and counting. The food is amazing, the waiters are friendly and prompt, and the drinks are just as good. Everything on the entree menu is absolutely delicious. Don't be afraid to try something if you see that coconut or mango may be apart of your meal. Those are just examples of their creativity. Everything does not include those two fruits. Trust me, they prepare their dishes in a way that you won't even realize any odd combinations. Overall, you have to see for yourself. This place is a must for dinner and drinks!
Cute place. You should try – This is a cute place. The service is not stellar, but it is nice. Drinks are strong, and food is decent. Cod fish cakes were on point. Turkey Burger hella juicy... I will go back. Resturant turns into a lounge of sorts at like 11pm. Nice....!
BEST TURKEY BURGER – I love Tamboril. I go there on average once a week (or do take out). They have the best turkey burger! THE BEST.
I have tried other things from their menu and have not been dissappointed either. The bread pudding is also to die for.
The restaurant itself, is really well decorated, spacious (good for groups) and overall very nice, a plus for the neighborhood. Also, the restaurant is a great platform for emerging artist; every three months (or so); the owner has an art exhibit to promote local artist.
It has a great bar but all that's missing is their liquor licence. BYOB for now.
Very nice space, Great for big Parties, Bad Service – This place is beautiful. It has the potential to be great but still lacks quits a bit. I celebrated my birthday here in October and it was not what I hope it would be. I had a party of 13 and they could not keep up. At the same time they had 2 other big parties and some smaller tables and it seemed that all around the service was horrible. My party waited over 45 minutes for the staff to take our order then another hour for them to bring the food out, I won?t even mention how long it took to take the orders.. Thank god it was BYOB, we drank on empty stomachs while we waited for our meals. When the food did arrive, most of it was not hot and barely warm. Then for some of my party, the restaurant waited till they started serving the dinners to tell them that they did not have what they ordered. Also when serving the food they brought out all the meals at different times, while half of the table ate, the others just looked?.not good. The host and owner where very nice and tried to be accommodating but that could not make up for such horrible service. The food was good, the ambiance was very nice and the place was great for big parties. They just need to fix the service. The BYOB thing worked out well.
One star for effort – I don?t even understand how so many fellow citisearch reviewers could write about Tamboril?. There is NEVER anybody in there! I live a half a block away, and whenever I pass by, the owner Ed always tries to pull me in to have dinner. How can the food even be fresh when the place is empty? It is not really for the neighborhood. I went with two of my roommates a little while ago, mainly bc it is BYOB and bc we wanted to support them?. We didn?t even finish our meal and the owner didn?t seem to want to notice that. The salmon was totally overcooked and way to sweet, and the crab cake sandwich was very fishy and the ?Tamboril Seasoning? on it overpowering. The service was a little over the top since we were the only customers in there. Later that night when I went out to get cigarettes, Tamboril was still empty! I rather just stick to LUZ or Castros if I want to eat Latin?. Take my advice, and don?t waste your money.
Cool spot. – this was a good spot to take your girl.the food was great . the service was good,the staff was cool .
only thing i ran out of beer & had to go to the store.
Food never tasted this bad!! – First let me start by saying I was excited about finding a Latino restaurant that was presented as being a step above your average take out/ home cooking. Secondly, I am Latina and have a very diverse palate, eating out on average 3 times a week anywhere from restaurants with celebrity chefs to your neighborhood joint. Third, I was celebrating my 40th birthday with my family. The place is very pretty with your typical loungy look and feel. The menu had some interesting items. NEEDLESS TO SAY THE FOOD WAS AWFUL!!!
The owner must of had all of his friends write up the fictitious glowing customer reviews. Food never tasted this bad. Everything was insipid. Totally tasteless. The calabaza(pumpkin) soup looked like Gerbers version of spaghetti stage 2 for toddlers, it had little pieces of spaghetti in it and tasted like cardboard, I could not eat it and had to send it back. The appetizers were either overcooked or undercooked and everything tasted as if it was soaked in water after it was cooked. I could have done a better job. How can you get tostones wrong? They were soggy and undercooked.
Our compensation for a horrible meal, an attempt to serve us more bad food by offering us desert. I had to pass as I just couldn't stomache the idea of attempting to eat anything else there. My mother ,brave soul and the reason I decided to have dinner in Bklyn and Latino cuisine, had the spongy disgusting lame imitation of their bread pudding. I am mostly outraged at the misrepresentation of this establishment. I use Citysearch all the time to choose my restaurants and for the most part have found the reviews to be accurate. This was deceptive and unacceptable. I truly never write a review but this tragedy I wish on no one.
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