after running for nearly an hour in the bisbee 1000 run and great stair climb, we were famished and the post-race snacks just weren't going to cut it.
our original plan was to partake of the unusual pizza offerings on the other side of town, but after walking a great distance to the restaurant, we were disappointed to learn it had been replaced by some sort of noodle shop.
thankfully, we were able to console ourselves with the fare offered at santiago's.
upon arrival, we were informed that the wait time was about 15-20 minutes. happily, we were seated in five. our server showed up promptly to take our drink order, and returned about five minutes later with our ice waters. we decided to split one of their signature dishes- "molcajete". at $24.99, it seemed a little pricey, but we decided to splurge a little.
as we waited for our entree, we munched on fresh tortilla chips and their excellent salsa. the latter had just enough kick to keep my interest, yet wasn't too strong for my companion. by this time, the host was telling everyone who walked in that the wait time was nearly an hour.
the molcajete was certainly worth the wait.
fifteen minutes or so after we placed our order, out came this stone bowl of piping hot shrimp, steak, red and green peppers, and oaxacan cheese, smothered in an ancho-chipotle chile sauce and garnished with pico de gallo, quinoa, and fresh limes. separate containers held our two sides (roasted corn and ranch beans) and flour tortillas.
i had it not been so heavy, i would have licked the bowl.
honestly, i would've scored this meal a 4 1/2, were it an option. the food was quite good, and the service friendly, but i had to trip our waiter to come refill our water. granted, it's not like he was just standing around, but it's something i tend to get a little picky about.
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