Had a delightful lunch at Conchita's Authentic Mexican Dining on Hwy 50 in the Orchard Mesa area of Grand Junction. Being from Southern California, my expectations are high and I have been disappointed time again by what Coloradians consider good Mexican chow.
The Chile Relleno and Green Chile Tamale special was delicious. Relleno was very tasty and not greasy in the least. The tamale was a bit spicy for a sissy palate, truly full of flavor. The mex rice was done perfectly, not that converted rice wantabe that you get so often. Guacamole was creamy good without fillers and salsa was the smooth tomato style with loads of flavor. Of course, plenty of fresh hot chips to scoop up the goodies.
Had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Dan and when he realized my interest, he brought out a sample of the pozole that was just finished. It was loaded with flavor, probably the best I've ever eaten in a restaurant.
The restaurant is in a little strip mall long the road. The inside was clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. You could tell that they took pride in their restaurant. They also have a full bar, with a large selection of domestic and mexican beers, Next time, I'll try their Margarita's.
Thank Dan and staff for a great experience. "I'll be back!"
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