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“Mediocrity”
Review of Tex-Mex Republic

Tex-Mex Republic
Ranked #7 of 27 Restaurants in Ventspils
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Southwestern, European, Mexican, Grill
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Average food (not very "mexican") ,interior ,service and prices. Nothing memorable. Sad ,if its Nr.2 in Ventspils. Not advisible.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

... well, you're not going to find it I'm afraid. It is decent food - just not Mexican - not even by American standards.

I have spent a great deal of time in the city and was excited to see I would have a Mexican place to eat during my weeks here. As it turns out, while the food is certainly okay - in fact I have gone back several times - it lacks the authenticity of true Mexican, actual Tex-Mex or even Taco-Bell.

The dishes lack the traditional earthy, smoky spices found in Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking. Cumin is undetectable and the only chili used in the cooking seems to be of the sweet variety. Garlic and onion and oregano are not strong at all. Even the American hamburger is made with a sweet spice. I have been through a fair amount of the menu and nothing so far has been distinctly Mexican in flavor.

All that said, if one closes their eyes and forgets the name of the restaurant, the food is well prepared, served quickly and by an efficient and friendly staff who are fluent in English. The tostaditos are quite a good appetizer and the Nachos Supreme is made with Doritos that go pretty well with the sweet spice of the chili con carne.

In addition to the, "Mexican" food, they do have a variety of steaks and other dishes that look good but I have yet to try.

One person can have an appetizer, an entree and a couple of local beers for ~20 Euros. Good value but my quest for decent Mexican food here or even in Riga continues...

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