Today on the Bite Tonight: El Paso
It’s no secret that I love Mexican food. So, last night for dinner, Ma and I decided to grab a carryout at a local place. Since I’ve never been to El Paso, I wanted to try it out. El Paso offers the standard Mexican favorites and drinks including horchata (a milky drink made from ground almonds, tiger nuts, or rice). See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 2.5 out of 5 bites (little outdated)
Price: 3 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 2 out of 5 bites
Service: 3 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 2 out of 5 bites (salsa bar for dine in guests)
Beef Enchilada Dinner: Rolled corn tortillas filled with beef and topped with cheese and sauce. We actually ordered two beef and one cheese enchilada, but we received all beef. Pretty decent, not as good as Mexican Village or Taco Especial. The enchiladas were a little sloppy, but I blame that on running to the car in order to beat the downpour. I wasn’t a fan of the rice (too plain), but the beans were delicious.
Chicken and Beef Tacos: El Paso fried the flour tortilla just the way we like it to make it crispy, but by the time we got home, the shell was soggy. The chicken was seasoned well and the tacos were pretty big. The beef could’ve used a little more spice.
El Paso gets kudos for price and portion, but the food just wasn’t what I’d hoped for. It didn’t satisfy my craving for authentic Mexican and I probably wouldn’t go back. I always thought that Mexican food is a little like cereal with everyone having their own preference and favorite. On the other hand, service was good and they offer a salsa bar if you dine in which I loved. Stop in and check em out!