No, the food wasn't great. No, it wasn't a particularly attractive restaurant. but I went there for years, and the chubby waiter always brought us our margaritas without having to order them. The service, esp. on a weekend night, was always good.
Walked by tonight, and saw they were auctioning off contents of restaurant. sign in the window said they were closing b/c it was simply time to move on, and took pains to note that it wasnt the landlord or the neighbors driving them out.
Goodbye, mediocre but friendly neighborhood restaurant. I'll miss you.