This week marks six months of posts at The Dining Dragon. To celebrate, reviews will be posted Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week and we will be having a Half Birthday Celebration this Saturday! I look forward to seeing you there.
The chips walked the fine line between thick and thin, offering crunchiness without toughness or brittleness. The corn flavor shone through nicely, making them tasty in their own right, while the sauce-y, tomato-y salsa provided just a hint of heat. (For those who like stuff stronger than mild, a spicer salsa is available upon request.)
The chicken was soft and tender, mingled with bits of cooked green peppers, and the sauce topping my enchilada was a classic red enchilada sauce. The corn tortilla shared the rich bodied flavor of the chips and actually enhanced the dish instead of just serving as a wrapper.
The rice was soft, peppered with bits of corn and carrots, but ran to the salty side. The refried beans reminded me of the homemade refried beans a family friend who had immigrated from Mexico used to make–plain but creamy, with the flavor of the beans unmasked by piles of salt. These beans however, had a bit of a building, lingering spice to them.
I’m delighted to have discovered a Mexican restaurant that captures the flavor of the ingredients. This isn’t a fancy place, but even during a busy lunch hour it’s quiet enough to have a real conversation (or a nice brainstorming session!). Between that and the brilliant corn tortillas and chips…I’ll be back. With some frequency.
Total for the meal: $6.75 (includes one lunch special and an unsweet tea)
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