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Avoid Mama Mexico

whatleyc | Dec 31, 2006 04:47 PM

We'd been driving by this place for months and were looking forward to trying it out. Man-oh-man, do not go here.

We started with some pomegranite margaritas. They were pretty good and strong. The kids had virgin strawberry ones that they liked too.

The guacamole was pretty good and fresh. The guac guys go around with a tray and make it at the table. They swing it around a bit too much though. There were a couple of flying avocados while we were there.

We ordered simple bean and cheese nachos. The kids wouldn't touch them because they had drizzled some red sauce all over them. It came out to about $1 a chip. Total rip-off.

I got chicken enchiladas mole poblano. Retch. It is like they made it with Hershey's syrup. $24.

The kids had fajitas. $20 for a very small plate of mostly onions and peppers. Pretty lame.

Our bill was $120 for two adults and two kids under 6. The bright side of the place is that the service was very good. We were never short on water, chips, or salsa.

However, when you consider the amount of money sucked out of my pocket, this was probably the worst mexican food I've ever had in my life. I will never go there again. I will pay big money for good food when it is worth it, but bad food that is expensive is infuriating.

As soon as I recover, I am going back to the guys at La Batalla in Bergenfield and will beg for forgiveness. The same meal would have been better there and would have cost only about $30 (excl. alcohol).

If I want fancy mex, I will drive the extra 5 miles into the upper west side and go to Rosa Mexicano. I've never had a bad meal there.

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