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Note to Restaurants: Fake Reviews Make You Look Very Silly

Tierra Sana

Try harder, Tierra Sana.

Did you know that Tierra Sana in Queens is the greatest restaurant in the history of creation? (Yeah, I’ve never heard of it either.) At least, this according to four effusive reviews from four brand new users within the space of two days–four new users who’ve never commented on anything else and who share the same cliche-ridden promotional language, psychic insight into the intentions of the owners, and obsession with “community.”

So, what do you think? Are queensvegan, Beatriz, Fausto, and thoroughlymodernmillie711 transparent shills for the attention-seeking (and subtlety-lacking) Tierra Sanna, or is this simply an unfortunate coincidence causing unfair suspicion of what is apparently an “all around perfect place”?

More importantly, these are causing Tierra Sana to appear as our top restaurant in Queens. If you’ve ever been to Tierra Sana, please leave us an honest review to balance out the (probable) shills.

12 Comments

  1. Comment by

    Adam Kochanowicz

    on #

    This is fucking hilarious

  2. Comment by

    Linda

    on #

    This is almost as annoying as the fake reviews from Blossom, since I actually fell for it went to that awful, awful restaurant.

  3. Comment by

    RichBeBe

    on #

    As the only one to leave a real review for them, I have to laugh at their poor creative attempt to make themselves look good.

  4. Comment by

    Al

    on #

    SHILLS!!

  5. Comment by

    Ligo

    on #

    Laaaaame.

  6. Comment by

    champurrado

    on #

    I actually do have some sympathy for an outer-borough veg restaurant trying to hack it and doing something slightly desperate to drum up some business. I just think that, instead of trying to trick us, they should have offered supervegan readers a discount (or even a $4 metro card to come out there) or something. Win us over with love, not lies!

  7. Comment by

    jlh269

    on #

    I actually live near this restaurant. I have never eaten inside, but I have gotten take out. Here’s my real thoughts on their food:
    They have an odd menu where they offer more dishes during the day on weekdays than than do in the evening and weekends. That alone, makes no sense to me b/c I would think more people would be eating there on nights and weekends and would like more variety. My husband and I ordered some veggie sushi, eggplant stew and smoothies. I was not a fan of the veggie sushi b/c it had quinoa instead of rice and was wrapped loosely and fell apart. I love quinoa, but you had to hunt through the quinoa to see the fillings. I was not a fan of the smoothies b/c they had pieces of almond at the bottom, which was not pleasant to drink. BUT the eggplant stew was delicious. There web site makes it seem like they are trying to be a major veg-friendly presence in Forest Hills. I commend the effort, since Forest Hills itself is not very vegan friendly, but I am disappointed that the food wasn’t better and that the menu offerings are limited the only times I’m home to eat them.

  8. Comment by

    K

    on #

    I actually went there for lunch not too long ago on a rare trek to visit a friend in Queens, and I thought it was great. They had a really cheap “balanced meal” lunch special with soup, salad, three different things on a plate, and a little fruit cup for dessert. Everything was good, and I’ll definitely go again if I’m ever out there. However, what they did is pretty pathetic.

  9. Comment by

    Laura Leslie

    on #

    Thank you guys for letting us know what Tierra Sana is actually like!

    But please make sure to leave your review on Tierra Sana’s actual restaurant page so that people who search for the restaurant will see it and so that your ratings will count as part of its overall rating (used in our “Top Restaurants” listings).

  10. Comment by

    Erica

    on #

    That cracks me up. I think that Tierra Sana HAD potential (I live across the street) but is so poorly mismanaged that it’s got no shot. I have spoken to the management a few times, and they have some crazy health beliefs that cause them NOT to season their food. They had no idea what seitan was (after some education, I think they know offer it) and didn’t want to serve tofu because they wanted to be organic (huh?).

    Some of the reviews may be fake, but I think some people are just so desperate for outer borough veganness that they are willing to see past a complete lack of seasoning. I will say that as for their attempt at building community? That’s awesome.

  11. Comment by

    veganmadness

    on #

    yeah check out the most recent review of organic heights- TOTALLY written by the owner.

  12. Comment by

    champurrado

    on #

    Are they INSANE??!! It looks like they’ve just left yet another shill review today. “Clarise” just happened to join today to leave this one sole review. Just like the other shill review, she suspicisouly feels the need to mention the ages of her (fake!) children. Not to police this, but this is so absurd and insulting! Have they not noticed that they’ve totally been called out and made a mockery of? When will the stupidity stop? Please, please give it up people…

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