September 22, 2001
This restaurant serves authentic Mexican food. No lard, no sour cream, no cheese. The menu is posted on a board showing about 16 different options. Customers are asked to order by number, making it easier for the cooks.
Grab a drink from the ice chest and get in line to place your order. The food is prepared just as you order, right in front of you. The large plates are filled with your selection, along with great big servings of rice and beans. The large plates take up almost all the room on the black plastic tray and you have little to no room for your drink or silverware. Slide your tray down to the cashier and pay the cashier. Chips are extra so grab a basketfull if you think you'll have room with all that food. Glasses are close to the cashier for water, tea and soda. Around the corner are bowls of fresh, homemade salsas to use as extra toppings for your meal.
We have tried most of the different dinner selections and have liked everything. They offer tamales, tostadas, carnitas, enchalidas and fajitas. Portion sizes are huge. The rice is a bit on the dry side, but is more authentic than most places. It includes sizeable pieces of vegetables. Even though my wife picks the vegetables out (especially the peas), I enjoy the additional favor. The beans are whole beans and perfectly cooked.
There is a decorated eating room inside. One wall is covered with pictures of customers while they were in Mexico. Send in a picture and they'll add it to the collection. Outside dining is available. The outside tables are metal folding tables with medal folding chairs. Not the best in comfort, but okay for the outside atmosphere.
This restaurant was named one of the "best kept secrets" by a Kansas City Business magazine. I agree.
From journal Mexican Food in Kansas City