As much as I dislike Irene, I must say, she hit the nail on the head with Senoir Freds. I was recently there, and found the salsas to be very good, but the menu lack luster. Having spent about a year in Mexico, I was hoping that Freds would show some of the undicovered gems of mexico. Alas, No. A shame. BUT!!!!! I don't think it is fair that she compares the food to cafateria food, etc.... I do not see the need to make such a negative statement, when your already bashing a restaurat.
anyway, stick to the chips and salsa, and ask for a margarita made from scratch. The carnitas were chewy, the quesadillas like any other place, and the carne asada, bland as my grandfathers dinners.