I made my way up to SM today for a business lunch at Border Grill with two associates. Normally I go there for dinner, but had lunch for the first time in years. We arrived at noon to an almost empty joint. We ordered within 10 minutes.
After 35 minutes and the joint just filling up -- still no food. We did have our drinks and appetizer (guac and chips). We did not complain, but asked when the food might be ready. The server apologized. He went to the kitchen and came back with the following:
a) An exact timeline for our food (7 minutes)
b) Three complimentary mini-corn tamales.
That is good service. On to the food...
We had turkey tostada, carnitas tacos, lamb tacos, and the watermelon lemonade. The drinks were fresh, tart, and lots of yummy watermelon/lemon pulp. The turkey tostada was HUGE. Two tostadas on the plate - enough to feed two people. My friend thought they went a little unbalanced in the ratio of lettuce:turkey (more meat, please). But she thought it was tasty.
I had the lamb tacos. Very moist! Though a bit oily/greasy. I'll take that over dry any day. The manchego cheese went well with the lamb. My other friend scarfed down her carnitas tacos before I could blink. I asked if it was her appetite or the food. She said it was the tacos all the way. She liked the crunchiness of the meat.
All in all, good food for lunch at good prices. The food delay was recovered well, but was still not understandable given the lack of a crowd.