Posted 07 September 2011 - 03:05 PM
well when 9 of us ate at tony romes, all but 1 order the same meal (ribs and 1 margarita each), and all but that one got violently ill 5 to 6 hours later, there is ZERO doubt as to the source of the bad food. we all ate differently earlier that day and did different things in different places.
i have tried them 4 times, twice more than my "rule" because of friends going there and each time it was seriously the worst food i have ever eaten in cozumel. my visit as a tourist back in the late 90s when it was located around the corner of salas still sticks out as the most tasteless, horrific meal.
to each his own. some people will say the same about other places with a GUESS as to the source of the food poisoning. there is no guessing in this case. either way, it is not on my list anymore. the ribs were not horrible btw. tasting them again at 2am was.
i don't know tony well at all. some love him, others don't. this is not a personal attack. but 3 times you are out and 4 times was all my fault.
nauticab, did you bother to take the time to let Tony know of this? He is constantly on his staff to clean up and wash their hands, have their cleaning cloths in bleach water, etc. My mother and him talk about food safety a lot as she has one of the first certificates in prevention of foodborne disease issued in the state of MN in the '70s. It is quite possible too that the food itself came pre-infected.
I've had food poisoning on a few occasions in the US and once we all got sick and it was traced back to the meat market. Of the 15 of us at the picnic, only one didn't get sick. He only ate brats. But, I digress.
I am sorry you had a bad experience there.
-edited for speeeeeeeling errors