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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Mexican

Re: “Caliente

Overall, I would say Caliente is mediocre. The food is good, but I would not say outstanding. On the 2 occasions that we visited, the parking lot was full, but only about 1/2 the restaurant was filled. There were way too many people working (or not working--I guess waiting for customers). The prices for food are reasonable, but the drinks are way overpriced. The Margarita was good, but too small for $8, especially since it's made with wine. Caliente will have to work very hard to make the location work. The chef seems to be very nice and open to suggestions. I would recommend lowering the prices, offering affordable drinks and a few outstanding signature dishes and Caliente will be a hit!!

Posted by rjm on August 28, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Taco Spot

There is nothing cheap or good about this place. please go to a taco truck or even taco bell. Nothing to see here move along

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Posted by Jschumacker on August 24, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Pollo Loko Peruvian

Five stars! Great food!

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Posted by alteredstate on August 21, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Caliente

Tasty, nicely flavoured food, no smoking, good service and nice and clean inside. I do wish the benches had cushions on them.

The chips are too greasy and the salsa is nothing special. Give me Zia's salsa please. But the dishes were delicious and I will be back.

I would like to see a special showing off the chef's talent so I have something to look forward to. I'm happy to pay a bit more for it !!

Posted by coachz on August 19, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Santi's

I like Santi's a lot. The Camarónes a la Diabla are very good. My only complaint would be that I prefer the salsa at La Hacienda.

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Posted by Sark on August 10, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Santi's

You'll lick your eyebrows !

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Posted by Rahoyster on August 10, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Taco Spot

Always delicious, cheap food... get the twice baked potato cake as your side...

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Posted by dirty mck on August 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Taco Spot

Delicious fish tacos! At first I was a little hesitant, but the counter girl helped me to make my decision, and I'm so glad she did! I decided to go with the regular fish "on a crunch" (crunchy corn shell) - amazing! Also had a spicy chicken taco on soft flour, which was also very tasty. My boyfriend had 2 steak tacos and said the steak was good, like small bitesize steak pieces - very tender. Great prices too. I really love this place!

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Posted by Laura Anderson on August 5, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Taco Boy

TB is OK for meeting some friends for drinks. But food? Way over-priced for what you get. Unfortunately, this is what passes for Latin fusion these days.

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Posted by charlestoner on July 26, 2010 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Taco Boy

Being from Texas, I expect Mexican food to be delicious and somewhat cheap. Taco boy is neither. The carnitas tacos were pretty good, but $3.25 for a taco? Seriously? And in my thirty years on this earth, I have yet to go to a Mexican restaurant that charges for salsa... yet Taco boy charges $3 for a half-full basket of chips and 3 small bowls of salsa (no refills). They are also too good to have Happy Hour pricing on anything. Get off your high horse people. For great authentic Mexican, at affordable prices, go to Santi's that is just down the road. Or even the Taco Truck on Ashley Phosphate!

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Posted by frannybnanny on July 25, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Taco Boy

3 friends and I showed up on a Thursday afternoon, it was slightly busy. We were seated almost immediately....and we just sat. After 15 minutes of sitting there with no response from ANY waitstaff, we got up and left...and went down the street to Santis.

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Posted by balletboy on July 18, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Taco Boy

Went to taco boy after a long, hard day at work. We had heard great things so we decided to check it out. We were promptly greeted by our server, who had the body of an Aztec Warrior, and our drinks were delivered. He recommended the frozen screwdriver, which was almost as delicious as his muscles ripping out from his shirt. Next, we ordered the appetizer trio, which my colleagues and I imagined smearing all over his oiled-up abs. For my entree i ordered the carnitas plate, with double cowboy beans on the side(fantastic!!!!). You have to get it with extra onion relish and several sides of nuevo remoulade to finish it off. Overall it was a great experience and would definitely return,(at least to see those rhinoceros-like calves just one more timeee!!!!)

Posted by charlestoncougar1972 on June 27, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Maria's Mexican Grill

average food, average menu, and smoke from the bar at no extra charge

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Posted by coachz on June 13, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Re: “El Mercadito

Great food. Weekdays they have a super lunch buffet from 11 to 2:30 for less than $6 and a nice salad bar included. you will get fat ! :-)

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Posted by coachz on June 13, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Taco Boy

Great atmosphere and enjoyed the service. But extremely overpriced. $9 for guacamole and $3.50 for Bud Light in a bottle and no specials on margs during Friday Happy Hour? Seriously? Enjoyed the pineapple margarita but not enough to return. Seems busy enough though so good luck to them.

Posted by melew on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Taco Spot

Anything you wait to eat gets soggy, so I don't think that's a fair critique of the Taco Spot considering it was your fault for waiting to eat. The tortillas certainly are not soggy when they are served. the Taco Spot has great vegetarian options. The Spicy Ginger is the best vegetarian wrap I've had in years. Also, the Veg taco on a crunchy corn shell is THE BEST. I also love black bean quesadillas. VERY vegetarian friendly. I love the blackened chicken taco on soft flour. So so so good.

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Posted by Vivianne St. Claire on May 18, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Pollo Loko Peruvian

I had the charco-grilled chicken lunch at Pollo Tropical. My chicken was overcooked and dry. I had to cover it with a liberal amount of sauce to make it edible. The sides were bland and uninteresting. I did enjoy an order of their fried plantains, that was the only good thing about my visit.

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Posted by Rokko on May 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Re: “El Centro Americano Restaurant and Grocery

pupusas are delicious. the atmosphere isn't a 'dining experience' more of an urban authentic gritty feel but the food is legit. will definitely visit again when I'm craving good Salvadoran food.

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Posted by lah on May 13, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Pollo Loko Peruvian

Authentic, simple, and delicious.

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Posted by lah on May 13, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Taco Spot

Had some fish tacos and a blackened chicken burrito. The flavor of the fish tacos is good, the flour tortilla does get soggy. The burrito was good. I can see how some people may think it is too spicy, the menu specifically mentions that hot salsa is added.

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Posted by rsalp on May 8, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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