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Anything to eat in Visalia?

P Macias | Sep 14, 2008 09:44 PM

We were shopping in Visalia today and got hungry. I noticed quite a few cute, independent cafes that upon a closer look were either for sale or had closed. The only restaurants I saw (on Mooney) were chain or franchise spots. I could have kicked myself for not checking with Chowhound before we left. But I took a chance and ended up in a Mexican place on the boulevard that served Guadalajara style. Perhaps 4 of the 12 tables were occupied. When I saw the Mexican couple next to us had left a good bit of their food on the plate, I asked them how the food was and they said okay but the look on their face said YUK. I was already sorry I stepped foot in this place. Mexicans don't leave half their dinner on the plate when they leave. Chips were served before the meal and the salsa was more like the water that is served with fish cocktails
. They did have a salsa bar but that stuff wasn't very good either. I ordered enchiladas verdes and the sauce was again watered down, the chicken stuffing also contained potatoes and onion, the beans could have come out of a can and the rice was bland and no flavor. I left half of it on the food. Now, In case I have to go back there, please tell me what is worth the stop or at least where not to stop. Thanks.

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