Cancun Mexican Restaurant

Written by on November 18, 2010 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Lynden, Washington
How I heard of this place: My friends Leslie and Sophie introduced me to the Mexican restaurant just around the corner from their home on a cold, winter night, as we made we our way from guitar lessons to the warmth and comfort of home.
Type of cuisine: Mexican food with a plethora of options including fajitas, burritos, tortilla soup, pollo en mole, and much, much more.
Ambiance: A brightly colored interior awaits patrons upon entering the small floor-to-ceiling windowed storefront. Pink and blue walls sparsely decorated with ceramics, bronze seahorses, etc. Wooden tables and chairs are available up front, near the cashier, or diners are offered the option of sitting in the larger back room at tall-backed booths. Mexican music can be heard in the background as diners enjoy their food served on plates that are muy caliente in a quiet setting.
What I ordered: As is often the case on my first visit to a restaurant, I ordered a combination plate to sample as many foods as I could, after having started with complimentary chips & salsa & bean dip (which Sophie shoveled into her mouth before the other two of us could have a sample!). The Mitla ($8.50) came with one enchilada, I chose chicken, and a chile relleno served alongside rice and pinto beans. One dining companion ordered the tacos al carbon ($13), tender skirt steak grilled, sliced and folded into three soft corn tortillas, garnished with Mexican cotija cheese and guacamole, served with rice and beans. For our underage companion, we ordered a taco with rice and beans ($4.50) off of the children’s menu, and added one more taco ($2) from the a la carte menu. Two large glasses of Sierra Mist ($2 each) and a large cup of water were selected to wash down our meals.
What I loved: The spicy chile relleno, by far, was my favorite of the evening. Having only sampled the food on my own plate, I have little else to compare it to, but I can imagine that level of spice, perfectly coated and seasoned chile relleno could not be beat! Of course, Sophie’s favorite was the bean dip, which was very tasty. Note to self, next time request a second bowl for the other diners!
Why I loved it: The hospitable, friendly and chatty staff made for a very enjoyable evening, as we indulged in large portions of delicious food, served in an easy-going atmosphere.
Cost: Low to average ($6.50 – $13 per dinner entree)

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