Sunday, 10 July
The Original Taco House
3550 SE Powell Blvd (via D-Dish)
It should be a clue when the menu says "real" sour cream, as if that's a treat. Above is what we ordered, but the enchilada was quite absent from the box where we suppose it should have been. So, lots of rice and beans. But that considered, The Original Taco House was pretty much as expected--just basic american mex, nothing special.
The pico de gallo that came with the meal was good for mixing with the rice and beans to cut the smokey flavor of chipotle, which the Spousal Unit hates. The poppers were decent, and the tamale perfectly edible. The soup was heavy with cilantro, which I cannot stand--but I figure I take my chances at any Mexican eatery. There was plenty to eat. This is the place you order from when you want non-fancy volume. For a little over $30, we ate for days.
Just make sure they get your order right.
Friday, 23 January
Iron Horse Cafe
6034 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Mmmmm. Everything was just wonderful. My burrito had all sorts of veggies in it, even zucchini and carrots. I'd never had a roasted chili relleno before, and I'll be ordering that again. My favorite: the poppers tasted just like the kind I used to make for myself. I've long since given up the deep fryer, and am glad to finally have a substitute. I think I may pay for my overindulgence.
The key lime pie is still waiting, as Bill was completely stuffed on his mushroom tamale and veggie burrito. They do not skimp on shrooms--they truly make up the bulk of the dish. I didn't care for the cake--it's okay with frosting, but the cake itself has a funky aftertaste, and is barely sweetened. Pretty much in line with other Mexican sweets I've had, I suppose, but not my thang. I like me some sugah.
Overall, just excellent. Lots of veggie options, and so very good. We'll be ordering from them again, I'm sure.
Monday, 29 December
Bill: Bean and Cheese burrito w/pinto beans
Yes, yes, I know it's fast food, but this may well take the place of my much missed Macheesmo Mouse.
I munched my vegetarian burrito and declared it "wonderful". Bill was convinced I was just hungry, as his food was very good--more than worth the money--but not "wonderful." As usual, I only got through about half my meal and he got a taste. I win: he ate the rest of it (and complained bitterly about eating too much; I was not sympathetic).
They were very quick, friendly, and careful--checking my order three times for accuracy. It's good to have someplace healthy in that vicinity--right around Whole Foods. We'll shop hungry no more.
Monday, 06 October
Cha! Cha! Cha!
FINALLY! Mexican food that doesn't make us sick (well, we hope), and is delicous. And on top of that, it's incredibly cheap.
Cha! Cha! Cha! on about 12th and NW Glisan is a neat little order-at-the-counter place across from Manzana (where we no longer eat, because of the lack of veggie options). Bill had a veggie burrito ("meat brick") and I had the Cha plate. Both were yummilicious, and the whole meal was $15, including the generous tip I dropped in the jar on the way out (yep, great service).
In fact, I have some leftovers...
Sunday, 31 August
We got lost many times in Bend, so it's difficult to say exactly where this restaurant is. It's close to the Safeway that looks like a ski lodge, and easy to reach from Mt. Bachelor Resort.
Parilla's is a brightly decorated shack selling fusion wraps and straight mexican, and they pride themselves on their margaritas. We found a nice, casual atmosphere, decent burritos (lots of veggie options), and an exceedingly friendly staff. Must be the margaritas.
Look for their "Sorry, we're open" sign in the window.
Wednesday, 16 July
Want to try
Movable Type 3.2
a frytopia joint.