I had a bunch of errands to run in the area the other day, so I stopped into Oh Yumm Bistro for a quick lunch. It used to be a regular place for hubby and me for dinner, but I haven’t been in ages. I found it interesting that the clientele was entirely female—and they were pretty busy.
Anyway, I first ordered a sandwich, was told they were out of it, and then I tried for the tuna tartare, and was told they were out of that too. My server was really embarrassed about the whole thing and tried to be very accommodating. I ended up ordering the pescado tacos ($8.99), and luckily, these were available. I also appreciated that my server also brought me a complimentary order of French fries (which are normally $3.95) because he felt bad about not having the things I wanted to order. I appreciate when a server takes it upon himself to do what they can to rectify a situation, even by just making a small gesture (my pet peeve is when they come and ask YOU what they can do to fix a situation, or when the server just disappears at the first sign of customer dissatisfaction).
Anyway, the fries were good—although I probably would have had them a little crunchier if it had been up to me. According to the menu, they are drizzled in rosemary oil, which may have been why they were a little soft. But they did have a nice flavor and they are a generous portion. (Sorry about the lack of many pictures, it was just too dark.)
The tacos were fine. They were served in slightly toasty flour tortillas with thin strips of basa fish (which is a mild white fish similar to catfish in flavor) that were seasoned with several spices. They weren’t particularly hot (as in spice level), but had a decent amount of seasoning. I appreciated that the fish fairly tender. There was also cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, and some lime sour cream. Honestly, the fillings were all kind of soft when you smooshed them together—they tasted pretty good, but I could have done with some crunch factor—maybe a little cabbage or something along those lines? I did take all the extra pico de gallo that they served alongside and dump it all in there for a little extra crunch from the onion and acid from the tomato. I also asked for a bit of extra sour cream because there was only a little bit on the tacos—it added a good tang, although I didn’t get a lot of lime from it. Actually, a lime wedge would have been a nice addition too. They served homemade tortilla chips on the side as well and I didn’t really care for them—they were a little too thick and hard for my taste. (A little local trivia, according to the menu, Oh Yumm was the first place to serve fish tacos in Indy.)
Overall, it was a fine lunch, although I wish I could have gotten one of my first choices—perhaps it would have been a little more satisfying. Anyone else been there lately? And, since I have gotten myself on the subject, anyone have any restaurant pet peeves they want to share? Or servers, what are your pet peeves about customers? I always love a good discussion!
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