Thrice in the last two months, Wahine has had a craving for lowbrow, "comfortable" Mexican food. It's hard for me to fully describe the genre, except these kinds of places tend to overdo the decor, greet everyone as "iAmigos", and serve voluminous if somewhat bland, inexpensive food. Oh, and there's usually an after-dinner chocolate mint.
None of the three places (Luisa's, La Palma, and Mama's) seemed to have a slotted spoon--all 6 platters all arrived absolutely *swimming* in water. Nothing skeeves me more than this at ANY restaurant, but it seems to gall me the most with Mexican. Maybe it's that the many crisp things go instantly to mush. But watery rice and beans? Don't you have to try *really* hard to do that?
Anyone else noticed this, or care?
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