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Good Experience at Plaza Azteca Salem NH


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Good Experience at Plaza Azteca Salem NH

pinehurst | May 20, 2011 08:30 AM

Husband and I ate there last night.

The bad, first:
Clueless, wordless hostess, who seemed befuddled by the seating chart. We were rescued by server who shepherded us through the rather maze-like dining area.

Second bad thing...the noise. Acoustics make it such that every whoop of a tequila-ed patron or whiny child is amplified and echoed. Took a while to get used to that. NOT an intimate, romantic spot.

The food: EXCELLENT.

We began with tacquitos, a mix of beef and chicken, served with salsa verde, pico de gallo, and a chipotle tapanade. Lovely.

H had pork fajitas...not sliced pork, but roasted, shredded pork butt. Lovely stuff and gorgeous presentation. Big points.

I had the Vaquero special. It included a chicken cutlet, small sirloin and beans. All very good. I also had side orders of a chile relleno (perfect) and guacamole (not the tableside version, the smaller was excellent, as good as I've ever had).

Our waiter was perhaps too attentive, trying to clear plates that we were still picking at. So apparently the staff needs polish but the food does not. It's there, and it's cheap. We ate amply for under $50.00 (sans tip).

It's worth a try.

Plaza azteca
Salem, Salem, NH

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