Laughter in our heads is what happened a few weeks ago. So my husband asked for Mexican food. We yelped one in Harrison, NY while on the highway. We only saw a few pictures and saw the many reviews. They seemed positive and well it had many reviews.
We almost missed it. We got there and it was a parlor if you have traveled to developing countries and some developed who run things the old school way you know what a parlor is), with some 20 somethings working the counter. They were not Mexican. The kitchen workers were all Latin-yeah.
So we ordered and on two occasions they messed up. Our food was very gentrified Mexican food-small portions and slightly deconstructed. I had the special-cheese flautas. They came in a small bowl. It looked petite . My husbands taco combo with guacamole and salsa looked a little shy. I got my daughter an asado taco which she ate like an animal-with her hand the shell then picked at the meat.
My husband kept eyeing a watermelon cooler. He got a a ball jar full of juice. They gave us the jar to go home with-lol. Really guys! I told my husband that I would have taken the jar money in food. It was at least 50 cents and at most 1 dollar. I told him that they might have gotten a good deal on the glass and had way too much so they just decided to give them away.
We concluded that this was an upscale super casual Mexican joint with decent food if you have not really dabbled in Mexican food made by Mexicans in a place where Mexicans eat. We cannot totally bust it as it was pleasant enough. Needless to say we kind of felt cheated and a little hungry. So we had gelato later and I made homemade brownies.
The only sobering factor was that the portion was probably the proper one if you want to have your fast food and watch your weight/health. It fits the demographic they were serving-just saying!!
Yeah it’s back to Latin heavy areas for us. We will find one where we can take home a doggie bag and there are families chomping down making us feel like we are getting what we pay for.
Until next time–Greedy Northerners!