Let's be clear. This is a bar with food. So I didn't have high expectations. My husband and I went for dinner on the Sunday night over the Labor Day weekend based on TA reviews. We were encouraged by the fact that it seemed to mostly have locals eating there and live music. Everything on the menu looked great; the beer was local and cold. So far so good.
We both ordered the "Tex-Mex" stacked enchiladas which seemed like a bargain for $7.95. The menu described them as covered with New Mexico chili sauce and their homemade chili, served with homemade salsa and tortilla chips for "scooping up the sauce."
The food arrived in foil containers most places use for take out. The "sauce" was an unappetizing color and topped by two small slices of wilted onion. Good chili should be a dark red color. This was sort of pink. And while there was visible ground beef, it looked like an afterthought, not part of a slow cooked Bowl of Red.
Now, in my experience of traveling around the state of Texas for business and pleasure, I've found the three safest things to eat in a small town are steak, barbeque and chili, the last two because they are matters of local pride. Otherwise mediocre restaurants can shine in these dishes. Maybe this place has the best burgers in the world, but if the chili and sauce were made in anyone's home, it was the home of Hormel and the side salsa was made at the house of Pace. The whole thing was just a gloopy mess. And seemed overpriced at $7.95.
Maybe the cook was off. Maybe someone knocked over the pot of chili and they used Hormel to fill in. But whatever the reason, this was one of the worst meals I've had in a long time. And that includes stops at Sonic. The food was so bad we didn't even stay for the music.
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