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Apr 27, 2008 05:19 PM

Tequila Joe's in Oreland

My husband took me to Tequila Joe's in Oreland for dinner and I was pleasantly surprised. We've always felt like good burrito/taco fare wasn't available in this vicinity, but we had a good and fair-priced dinner. I had the seared tilapia soft tacos ($8.50) which included four soft flour or crunchy corn taco shells, a good sized piece of fish, lettuce, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and a little sour cream and guacamole. Felt healthy but still flavorful.
My husband got the fajita beef quesadilla ($9) which was on the other end of the healthful spectrum, but was very tasty and rich. Beef was flavorful, lots of cheese, but a little too drippy with yummy juices.

Looks like it could get loud/smokey (?) on a full night or happy hour, but for an early Sunday dinner, it was quiet and only half full.

Says that it is the "sister" restaurant to Solaris Grill in Chestnut Hill which hasn't been my favorite in the past. But this fills a niche nicely.


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  1. We went there for dinner on Saturday. It's OK. Let me preface that by sayiong that we have Mexicans in the family, so are used to a more "authentic" version of Mexican food. Tequila Joe's was more Tex-Mex.

    The maragitas were very good, and generous. The Mexican shrimp cocktail was not authentic, but it was tasty -- just not what we thought it was going to be. The tortilla soup was not like any version of tortilla soup I've had before -- this was very thick, and almost a cross between a cream of tomato and an enchilada sauce. Again, not bad, but not what I was expecting.

    I had the Burrito Supremo, but fried into a chimichanga. Very good. My husband had tequila shrimp. Also good.

    They have tacos, burritos, enchilada and fajitas. No tamales. No chili rellenos. The limited Sunday brunch menu had huevos rancheros, but was otherwise american. No chiliquiles.

    I'd go back, but not any time soon. It's OK to satisfy a burrito craving, but I would not take my Mexican relatives there because they would be disappointed.