I had dinner with my Girlfriend last night in Maizal. Lets just say, It looked exactly like what I expected to walk into. Cheap cafeteria style chairs, dismal lighting, the napkins even consisted of a common kitchen towel, except new and very starchy. But don't let the ambiance fool you, this place a tasty.
We started off with some cocktails. My Girlfriend started with a Red Sangria, which to me is nothing ever worth fussing about. Its wine and Fruit. I had the Jalapeno Margarita. Well, This drink kicked me in the face. Fresh muddled Jalapeno, Margarita base and Salt. It was a Spicy and exactly what I was looking for. Very tasty, spicy and good.
We got our Table and ordered the Guacamole. Now I could eat Guacamole all day for the rest of my life because of its freshness. This Guacamole was sadly Average. Not enough Cilantro, Lime or Onion. A small disappointment but being made in front of me in a classic Molcalete makes the appearance nice. Our next two Appetizer choices come out. Stuffed plantain and flautas de Pollo. The Plaintain was stuffed with Cotija Cheese and finished with a spicy sauce. The balance was PERFECT. a dish I will certainly and try to recreate. The Flautas has crispy tortillas and moist chicken, but the tomatillo sauce was more like tomatillo water, still tasty and enjoyable.
Then our Main Course. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. Paella Poblana. The beautiful paella dish with a crust of rice, lobster and chicken. Is exactly what I did not receive. Instead, A rectangular plate with five shrimp tails, four slices of chicken breast and four pieces of Chorizo un top of red rice was set on the table. The rice was tasty, the chorizo was salty and spicy and the chicken and shrimp lacked flavor. I am still on the search for the perfect Paella.
Churros, fried dough rolled in Cinnamon Sugar with a Cajeta Sauce (Sweet and Condensed milk) can never disappoint me. It took the servers 10 minutes to offer a check and another 10 minutes to pick it up. Service is not on the priority list here.
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