My husband and I were wandering around the charming downtown of Durango, Co when hunger struck. It was a Friday night so the wait times were pretty long at our first two choices. We decided to try Francisco's Restaurante Y Cantina by default. It is old school Mexican food with no real surprises on the entrée menu. However there was a surprise on the appetizer list. I tried Ted's Tequila Shrimp for my dinner and was not disappointed. It is four large shrimp bathed in a garlic and tequila cream sauce served with fresh baguette slices and a deep fried breaded avocado half. Let me tell you, it was good and the bread was perfect for sopping up the yummy cream sauce. My husband had a beef chimichanga plate with refried beans and rice. He ate every last bite so it must have been good. He said he wasn't hungry for the sopapillas that came with his meal but, once he took a small bite, he ate the whole thing! The service was friendly but uneven. Our server seemed distracted even though he didn't seem to be responsible for too many tables. The décor is typical of Mexican restaurants everywhere but I did like the curved booth we were given since it gave us the chance to people watch while we ate. It seemed like lots of locals frequent this place. Overall, I would say the food was good while the décor and service were average.
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