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We came in after watching a movie next door, just before closing on a week night. We overheard the owner telling a customer that his recipes come from his grandmother's recipes and he just adds some flare. He under sold it. He is extremely friendly, very prompt and the food is amazing. It's hard to say this is a gem in sisters because we love the whole town but this is a can't miss for a romantic dinner, or anyone wanting great food with great service.
The Blueberry-chipotle-Molé sauce on the Osso Buco is absolutely amazing. And the meat on the pork shank melts in your mouth. The depth of flavor is bold, yet nuanced. My wife had the Carne Asada, which was very good, but she was very pleasantly surprised by the watermelon/red cabbage slaw served with the meal. 2nd time here and I will recommend it to anyone wanting a very well made dinner. A couple weeks later, we are here for lunch. It's like having lunch at a friends place. If the friend knows how to prepare really good food from South of the border. Good job again!!
Although there was a "safe" Black Bear Diner across the street, we opted for a small Mexican restaurant that received excellent reviews in the AAA tour book. And we definitely made the right choice. I ordered the vegetarian enchilada with no spinach cream sauce, cilantro, or refried beans and they made the dish to order. The mushroom, corn, tomato and zucchini filling had a light buttery flavor. The side of rice had a hint of spice, but was not overpowering. My dining partner had a beef enchilada "with a perfect sauce" and chicken taco combo. I was impressed that another table that ordered guacamole had it freshly prepared in front of them. The place is run efficiently with minimal staff handling both indoor and outdoor seating; excellent and courteous customer service.
We went here frankly because the original choice we made was closed. So glad we did!! Great, great food. Guacamole was made at our table. Can't get any fresher!!Wonderful service. Raul is obviously interested in making his customers feel valued and comfortable. House Margaritas were some of the best I've ever had. I can't express how great this was. There were 4 of us and we all agreed that this is definitely our "go to" place for Mexican food from now on!! Want to try everything on the menu!!!