Monday, March 29, 2010

Dining Review: Fiesta Mexicana

I wanted to like this place more than I did, because of all the great reviews. Maybe my expectations were too high?

We started with the guacamole and chips. The guacamole and the salsa were both quite good, but.... they were served with out-of-the-bag room temp tostitos. I was really disappointed that there weren't any homemade chips (or at least better quality chips) to go with the fresh guacamole.

We then each ordered the 3/$7.50 quesadillas (a very reasonable price). I tried the queso, the rajas y queso (poblano pepper and cheese), and the chorizo y papas (sausage and potato) fillings. My husband also tried the spicy chicken and the beef & cheese.

First let me say- everything is made fresh, and that's awesome. But it's not your typical quesadilla- it's heavier because it's fried. And maybe our mistake was that we should have shared a plate of this and then gotten something else, but it was just too heavy- and worse, somewhat bland. We put copious amounts of salsa on them to up the spice level, which helped.

Overall, I would stay away from the plain cheese ones, because the cheese is chewy and just way-too-much on top of the fried dough. My husband liked his beef and cheese variety the most, and I liked the chorizo y papas one- namely because there was no cheese in there.

I really like that this place is authentic and a good price, and I can understand why people would love this place, but I'm not sure I'll go out of my way to go back.

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