My family and I are Mexican food junkies, and I personally am always on the search for the perfect chile relleno and green chile. At the present, my gold standard is the fare I receive on a consistent basis from El Tapatio in Lake, CO.
We usuallt begin our rating scale on the chips and salsa brought to the table. The chips were very good--hot and crisoy---did NOT taste like they came "out of a bag"! BIG plus! The salsas were vry good--one mild and one pretty spicy--tasted homemade! The bean dip was a bit runny, but a nie effort.
I ordered the chile relleno (crispy) which came with a red sauce over it--not my favorite (I prefer a green pork chile topping) but I would say 5 on a 10 star scale. It was very small and there was a lot of coating--yuck. I like to taste the pepper--afterall, it is supposed to be a stuffed CHILE! There was very little cheese, but at least it was the white queso that is traditional (I recently had a cheddar cheese stuffed relleno--gross!!!) I also tried the crab stuffed avocado--very large appetizer, Could easily have been an entree. It was good, but the crab meat was totally from a can, and was mostly tomatoes/salsa...I ended up removing most of the stuffing and enjoyd the huge and very fresh avocado under it---even made a little of my own guacamole for more chips!
Overall, we would probably return to this restaurant, but not before trying others in the area, first. The srvice was good, and the house margaritas were tasty, but I did not get even a low buzz from it--which proves to me it was more mix--less tequila. No bueno on that!
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