What a great gem to have so close to us. We’ve been there now 4 times, and all were very good experiences, but with varying particular pitfalls. We’ve only been there for lunch either on a Saturday or Sunday, so if there are different kitchen and/or wait staff weekdays, then caveat emptor.
The menu is impressively large to select from. Kind of makes you wonder if they do everything equally well—so far yes. On Sunday’s they have a brunch buffet that frankly has all the “good stuff” in my opinion. There is no seafood in the buffet, but really, would you want seafood sitting around? The scrambled eggs and ham has great flavor, the bacon is perfectly cooked. The potato dishes are excellent (one could make half your meal out of it). The chicken mole is really just right for my liking (i.e. not strong in chocolate), the fajita seasoned meat/veg has good flavor too. You can make a taco salad using one of those large taco shell salad bowl things. There are many more items to select from the buffet not described that are equally as tasty.
Ordering from the menu
So far tried two items, the shrimp cocktail (warm) and the steak fajitas. The shrimp cocktail is loaded with shrimp and vegies. To make it a meal, I add a side of pico de gallo (which is very good!) and it becomes an awesome shrimp “stew”. The size of shrimp are probably 30-40 count. I didn’t count how many I got (next time), but I felt it was an adequate amount. The cost for a side of pico is borderline ridiculous, but kind of have to have it.
The cuts of steak for the fajitas are cut small. Finally a restaurant that gets it! Larger cuts of meat are hard to take bites from in a small tortilla. The seasoning is plentiful to give a good flavor. The beans and Mexican rice are typical, nothing special there. The portion of steak was on the small side, especially for the price.
Hand made corn tortillas right there in the front part of the restaurant! Enough said.
Do not order the house margarita. It is the from the gun nuclear green. Spend the extra dollar and get something better. The Mazatlan Margarita is very tasty. One time was a little too sweet with orange, another time it was just right. The bloody marry is also very good. One more word of advice, do not under any circumstances order a glass of house white wine. It was some of the worst stuff I’ve ever had, and it’s in the middle of wine valley. So sad, took one sip and ordered a bloody marry.
Excellent wait staff. We’ve never felt that we had to wait for any extended period of time. The senorita that seems to work there is very friendly. The hombre wait staff could learn to smile a little. Kind of always have a frown—they are nice though. Just frowny.
Outdoor seating is nice treat for summer lunches.
We’ve never had trouble but I could envision the lot filling up.
That’s about it for now.
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