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“worst mexican food”
Review of Plaza Jalisco

Plaza Jalisco
Ranked #17 of 21 Restaurants in Forks
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Darrington, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“worst mexican food”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

i love mexican food and am not a picky eater. but i was highly disappointed by the food and the service. the food was bland and huge. the meat was awful and everything was over priced for its quality. the waiters were not very pleasant and the place just did not have a good vibe.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Alexis K
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Olympia, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“We hoped, but were disappointed”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stopped in Forks and had hopes for this restaurant. The food was just adequate, the chips tasted like cornflakes and the salsa was mostly water. The service was slow and we were mostly ignored by the wait staff. This was not typical as locals came in and were greeted warmly. We'll go elsewhere in the future

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Philip W
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Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Some Good Points, but the Food Sucked”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

First, the good stuff. The bathroom was clean, usually a sore spot in Mexican restaurants. The dining area was clean, although the decor was lacking. OK, it's Forks so we can live with that. Service was fast and neutrally courteous.

But the food was sub par. Unfortunately, my wife and I ordered the same meat selection, Picadillo, mine in a burrito and hers in a taco salad. The Picadillo was the worst I've ever had. The first impression was that it was too heavily salted, but soon, the fatal flaw showed up in the extraordinary overabundance of cumin, a common spice used in Mexican cooking. The cumin flavor was so overwhelming that it seemed that the cook must have accidently spilled the whole bottle of the spice into the meat. I love this spice, but it's overuse produced stomach upset in both of us for hours after we consumed it. The beef was so tough that it was very difficult to cut, even with a knife. Picadillo needs to simmer over low heat for hours to meld the flavors and make the meat tender. I think the main problem was the meat was not cooked nearly long enough.

The other problems were a stale and lifeless salsa and Mexican rice that tasted and looked like it had been in held in a warmer for days. The refried beans were also relatively tasteless.

Actually, the only reason we tried this place is that Plaza Jalisco's only competitor in town, Taqueria Santa Ana, was closed on Sunday. Next time we're there on Sunday, we'll cook in!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank HansvilleHugh
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Dallas, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Awesome Mexican Restraunt”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

The food and the Mixed drinks here were great. The prices were a little high and it was kind of a boring place in a sense but the food and drinks made it worth it! :)

Visited June 2013
Thank Kayla C
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Very good!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We stoped in to try their food and were very pleased. You can't go wroung with Mexican food. We really enjoyed it.

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Thank Don224
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