Fresco's Mexican Cocina

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Fresco's Mexican Cocina Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
4 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very great!

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Watauga, TX
    Former Employee - Waitress in Watauga, TX

    I worked at Fresco's Mexican Cocina part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are really easy to work with, and make coming to work an enjoyable experience!

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but the money is worth it and it isn's as long as other restaurant hours!

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    They will work with you if you need something

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Politics and ethics got in the way of a great atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Server in Burleson, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Burleson, TX

    I have been working at Fresco's Mexican Cocina part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, hours are not crazy like other restaurants, people tip great here. There are a couple of really great managers who would do anything for you. Right in the heart of Burleson, great location leads to a lot of guest.

    Cons

    Unethical practices, as a cook they will edit your time without you knowing so they won't have to pay overtime. Pantry does not get their tip outs until the next day but they have to guess and claim what they "think" they will make that night, which is hard because you can make 5 to 35 a night. As a server you have to keep up with your tips sometimes they will claim way more than you make, even though you claim on the terminal and write down exactly what you make every night. Fraternization in the workplace between management and servers lead to preferential treatment. Every few Sundays one of the owners would come in and turn off the A/C and all the fans, working in the back would go from uncomfortable to unbearable.

    Very uneven management, you have your quirky but lovable type (lets everyone get away with everything), the hard nosed type, (seeks to punish people, will follow you until you do something wrong so they can yell at you) the motivational leader type (great man, underemployed, loves his job) and just a "face" (that walks around talks to customers but minimally manages.) As you can guess this led to a confusing working experience.

    The prices kept going up but the quality of food was not. When I got hired Fajitas were 13 dollars, in just a couple of years they were up to 17 dollars. When I was a server I'd constantly get complaints on the 8 dollar bowl of queso, that same queso is 9 dollars now (I recently had lunch there)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Call a managers meeting get on a common ground, get a tighter grip in the HR area before you get the state called in. You have a great location, great people working for you, and good food. Step outside your comfort zone, your restaurant's doing great but could do better, lower prices or have some more specials to get customers in during non peak times. (Sundays during football season for example)

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  3.  

    Fun environment, poor management!

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    Former Employee - Server in Watauga, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Watauga, TX

    I worked at Fresco's Mexican Cocina part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    All the people that work there are great and work together! Fresco's maintains a fun and positive environment while at work and most of the people are very easy going which is always a plus when trying to find a long lasting work place

    Cons

    Theres a very Disfunctioning management system there that can cause many problems at times. Not professional and ultimately hurts the business aspect of the restaurant in the long run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retrain and evaluate managerial staff for future staff

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  5.  

    Great environment, but too many bartenders that share tips

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Burleson, TX
    Current Employee - Bartender in Burleson, TX

    I have been working at Fresco's Mexican Cocina

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great management, great food and drinks.

    Cons

    Not enough pay, too many bartenders per night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down bartenders from four a night to three

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