Sunday, March 2, 2008
Food Review - Cafe Rio Mexican Grill
Well, we had been wanting to visit Cafe Rio for a while now, since we had heard how good it was.
On a Saturday of course, it was really crowded. The first thing I noticed while we were being pushed ahead in a 'cafeteria style' ordering line was that they had made their own flour tortillas. BTW, I did not like the ordering aspect at all, I felt rushed and unsure of what I was purchasing. I had ordered a grilled steak and chicken taco with pinto beans and rice. Also, every couple of minutes the staff cooking behind the glass would yell something out loud and I am still trying to figure out what that is. I also noticed the place had a lot of awards from various places hanging on their wall.
We finally got our food and was out.
When we got home and sat down to eat, I noticed that they had put a TON of lettuce on my tacos. Eh, I removed a lot of it but I am not a huge fan of lettuce - especially shredded lettuce.
I notice with a lot of these taco places that all the food has no flavor and all tastes the same. That is how it was for me. I did like the pinto beans though, they had a good flavor to them. My partner had got the cheesy enchiladas and they tasted the same to me.
Similar to my first review, Mexican food trying to escape being authentic.