We were on an REI run near dinner and husband wanted to try something new. I'd heard mixed things about this place, mostly negative, but he wanted to give it a go anyway.
It was pretty busy at 6:30 on a Friday evening so I expected a wait but it was less than five minutes. We were seated outside, at our request, but it had to have been the worst seat in the house. Near the door to the main dining room so we were entertained watching the wait staff go in and out our whole meal. They had to maneuver around the empty chair at our table each time they walked by. There were three tables open near the sidewalk and I should have insisted we move but for whatever reason, I didn't.
Checking the menu, I was taken aback a bit when I saw their fajitas were almost 20 bucks. A quesadilla app $13-15. I thought it was way overpriced right off the bat but then found another summer menu or something with more reasonably priced entrees. We chose the brisket tacos and brisket quesadilla. We got chips and salsa right away and if you're looking for the standard pico this isn't it. It's more of a roasted salsa verde with thin, crispy homemade tortilla chips and was very tasty.
We must have been lucky to get a tremendous wait person. Kelly was on the ball, friendly and extremely helpful. Within minutes, our meal was brought out and it was surprisingly tasty. The guac was very good, tacos and quesadillas were delicious loaded with meat. The only thing lacking were the sides. Cilantro rice was bland and dry and I asked for pintos in place of black beans and they weren't the best. Bottom line: food is standard tex-mex, nothing unusual or over the top good, but it tasted good.
We didn't get mixed drinks because I'm too cheap to pay 10 bucks for a couple shots of drowned liquor. The lady next to us was (loudly) complaining that her drink was way overpriced.
Kelly was at our table numerous times to check on us and when I commented on the salsa she offered to send some home with chips. The overall experience was pleasant, except for where we were seated, the atmosphere is typical chain style where they try to replicate an open air market in Mexico. We probably won't go back because we're die hard Chipotle fans and I'm fine with a more limited selection and pay half the price for better food.