4.26.2008

Fresh Guacamole

I used to hate Mexican food.  Even on a mission trip in Mexico, where the food was authentic, I still chose to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over empanadas.  However, I have had the privilege of eating at the most wonderful Mexican restaurant in the world--Rosie's--and now I LOVE Mexican food!  Rosie's makes the best salsa, queso dip, fresh hot tortilla chips, chicken tortilla soup, enchiladas, tacos, Mexican lasagna, and chicken fajita salad.  I'm sure every menu item is good, actually.  A new Mexican restaurant opened recently called Cantina Laredo. Brent and I went tonight just see how it compares to Rosie's.  Maybe it wasn't a good night for CL, but Rosie's wins by far.  CL is known for making fresh guacamole at your table.  We've never had guacamole, so we thought having it made fresh at our table would be a tasty first time to try it. It wasn't until after we asked our waiter Salvador to make us some that we realized it was $9!  I guess we were paying for him to make it right before our very eyes. Well, it was a wasted $9.  Not only did we discover that we don't care for guacamole, we never had a chance to eat it. As Salvador was making it, the main dish was brought to our table (less than 10 minutes after we ordered it). After Brent and I finished our food, we still hadn't touched the guacamole. Even though we were stuffed, we still had to eat it since we were paying nearly $10 for it.  We were out of chips.  We had to ask Salvador 2 times to bring more chips...and he never did.  Finally, some random lady brought some. By this time, we were ready to leave the restaurant, but the bowl of fresh green stuff reminded us that we couldn't yet.  We ate a few bites, then decided that next time we would save the money for a yummy dessert rather than fresh guacamole. But, I'm not sure there will be a next time.  The food was good, don't get me wrong, and Salvador was a very nice waiter.  But the food was a bit more expensive at CL and, in our opinion, Rosie's tastes much better.  

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