People kept telling me about a little Mexican place that I should try. It seemed that a lot of my friends went there so I thought I would try it out. I consider myself a fairly open-minded person and even if I don’t like something- I think I can be objective about it.
I met a friend at Taco Mamacita’s on North Market Street next to the Dollar General store.
I liked the seating options. There was a very large area to sit outside and there were tables and pub tables near the bar along with a large dining area. It is probably so popular because of its set up for socializing. After getting settled with our waters, my friend and I began to catch up.
My friend only ordered an appetizer. She chose nachos with guacamole. I was ordering a meal for lunch and dinner because of the late afternoon and I did not plan to eat again later. I noticed that on the menu, there wasn’t much of a selection.
The loaded gyro sounded good, but I wanted to try something different. There were about nine items for appetizers and maybe seven items for sides. The main thing they served that had much of a variety was the 13 taco choices which were very reasonably priced starting at $3.99
They did have dinner entrees but only about four or five choices. From Brisket Ranchers, Enchilada Suiza and Vegedillas or you could get all three which was called the ‘Whole Enchilada’. And then you had Peruvian chicken dinners, regular or family feast size.
I chose a taco meal which consists of 2 tacos and a side for $8.99 that was almost a two-dollar savings! You couldn’t beat that! My tacos were the ‘Oy Vey’ tacos. A friend of mine says “Oy Vey” and I thought I’d try the tacos named as such. When our food arrived, I noticed my tacos didn’t look like tacos. They looked like burritos …sort of.
They were rolled into a cylinder shape but not folded on either end. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to unroll it and eat it like a smile-shaped taco or keep it rolled up and hope that it wouldn’t leak out of the other end. They were small, which was fine with two. The chicken was shredded and had a processed taste to it. The flavor was quite bland. I ate one but left the other. I tried a bite of the guacamole my friend was having and it was bland as well.
I felt like that Simon guy, on American Idol. If anyone sang country they were out of luck because Simon didn’t like country. Well, I don’t like Mexican very much. So take my opinion on this Mexican place with a grain of corn if you wish.
I also had jalapeno slaw as my side - oh boy, that should have a little kick! I tasted the jalapeno in the slaw, but it still was nothing to write home about. This place was a great hangout place - and if you like Mexican food; maybe you will love this place. I just found the food bland and felt that a Mexican place would have more spice and a few more choices.
The price was worth what I was given and I had a nice conversation with my friend.
“I don’t mean to be rude but…” if I were to go back, it would only be to see friends and not because I want to have a good meal.
In my best Simon brogue, “Sorry.”