We’ve only been to Mextopia once and I left with mixed feelings about it. The dining room is great. Nicely decorated and more modern than most Mexican food places. The drinks were good. But, the food…
It wasn’t bad. I usually like to try a chile relleno when I go to a new Mexican food restaurant. This one was a little odd because the pepper wasn’t fried. It tasted pretty good. But, it was basically just a poblano with a handful of cheese in it that went into the microwave. Well, it looked like he was sticking it in the microwave.
The microwave was right there beside the window to the kitchen. Right up front. Why? I really don’t want to think of going out to eat just to have something that was nuked. I’m sure restaurants use them all the time. But, I don’t want to actually see the thing.
Another thing that kind of bothered me was the fact that the salad was in the middle of the plate surrounded by beans and relleno sauce. And the beans were basically flavorless. A little better with hot sauce all over them. The website said the 2nd entree would be half price all day on Mondays. That didn’t happen when we got the check. It also said happy hour was 3-7. When we got there, it was only happy hour at the bar. I thought that was a little strange. They did have $5 margaritas that they served at the table. They were actually very good. So was my Dreamcicle shot.
I wanted to like it more. Hubbard said his combination plate was fine. I guess I’ll have to give it another try later.