I start rating ant Mexican restaurant by three things: beans, rice and pico de gallo. That's one of my favorite meals. If the basics check out, I venture a little further out into the menu.
The beans here are good, with some melted cheese on top. The rice is good; not too soggy, not too dry. The pico is a little odd because they left out the jalapenos. As a relish, it's very good, just missing the traditional zing of jalapeno. The salsa is fairly mild with an odd twang of sage, but it's good.
I had the beef enchilada. Get it topped with cotija cheese for a little pizzaz. On another visit, I had the chile relleno. It's deep-fried in a batter and filled with cheese, not meat, just the way I like it! I'll be going back and trying something different, just because I can be assured it will be good.
This is a small chain of seven restaurants, six around Raleigh and one in Erie, PA