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Fiesta Grill outisde Carrboro

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Fiesta Grill outisde Carrboro

Sant | May 16, 2005 10:55 AM

The N&O food critic billed this place as the best Mexican place in the Triangle, and someone of the fellow Triangel hounds have spoken well of this place so I finally got around to checking this place out. I had my mother-in-law, who is origianlly from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in tow for a non-gringo assessment.

She had the mole enchilada, I had the mole chicken, and my wife had some taco, enchilada combo. We also got one pork tamale to try. The mole was quite good-- clearly homemade from the pieces of chili in the sauce-- not from a jar lik eother places. However, we felt that it was far sweeter than what you would get in Mexico. Sadly, I think the owners have Americanized it to better suit our palates. The tamale was okay, denser than what we like, although the chucksof pork inside were tender and flavorful.

I still give this place a thumbs up. Even if their execution is always the best their offerings show that they are making a serious attempt at making authentic Mexican dishes, and not just the Tex-Mex junk (you know, the refried beans, cheese, and ground beef folded into tortillas in a variety of ways). I plan of returning and trying their other dishes soon.

If you go be prepared for a wait since they only have about 8 tables. Very friendly staff and the prices are fair.

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