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Mexico & El Salvador Restaurant on Jamaica Ave.


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Mexico & El Salvador Restaurant on Jamaica Ave.

Kydd | Oct 30, 2005 07:50 PM

Finally got a chance to eat there. It's a place on Jamaica Ave., I believe in the Richmond Hill section, and yes that's the name of it. For appetizers we both had chicken tamales which were a little on the bland side but the chicken tasted about as home made, soft and mouth-watering as can be. We didn't know what else to order so I had camarones (shrimp) tomatoes which comes with a side of white rice and El Salvadorian style tortilla which is much different than Mexican. It's thicker and a little more bland, to my taste, as I wasn't sure if you were supposed to dip or use it to roll up. I chose to dip...the shrimp was a little on the fishy side but the tomato sauce was fine and mixing it up with the rice worked out ok.

My lady friend tried the chicken enchilada with mole sauce. It had a salad topping including lettuce, tomatoes, onions, a sprinkled cheese that looked like parmesian and pieces of avocado. Well, you better know what's in a mole sauce to really appreciate it--usually unsweetened chocolate as well as cinnamon and/or peanut butter, and a few other spices--in other words, an acquired taste, or one which takes a few times to get used to. Unfortunately, it didn't go over so well with her. She had a few bites and couldn't finish the generous serving and found the aftertaste unappealing.

My only gripe is that they blast the music which kind of takes some of the romance out of the place which has a home-style charm to it.

If anyone else has been, please provide other menu suggestions.

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