We ate here Jan. 2, 2007 with two Mexican expatriates. Every plate was dissapointing . . .the steak - tampiquena, a sampler of Mexican specialities called the "especialidad de la casa," a beef soup and a child's plate of chicken strips.
The steak was flavorless and greasy and the toppings were not fresh. Each "speciality" - was only eaten half way - "terrible" said my sister-in -law who is an excellent cook of Mexican dishes. The beef soup tasted ok at first but my appetite started to drain halfway through. I suspect the meat was old and had been stewing for some days. The vegetables in the broth were deceptively fresh and tasty -- I suspect they were added later.
At least, these plates presented well -- the child's plate was a real rip-off: two frozen, breaded chicken strips and some frozen potato "happy faces" all deep-fried - for $4.50 -- an insult to any parent or child. It neither looked nor tasted good - and certainly wasn't Mexican. My two year old daughter took a bite of a chicken strip and identified the eyes and face of a fried potato and otherwise refused her plate.
This food should be avoided at any price, but at $40.00 this dinner is also expensive by El Paso standards.
The decor is pleasant - sort of like a Chevy's on a budget. They have a full bar and it would probably help to order a couple of shots if you are going to brave this fake Mexican fare.
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