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Tex Mex in the Beaches?

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Darren Jul 4, 2008 01:36 PM

I saw a new tex mex restaurant in the old Thai Urban Bistro location in the Beaches and was wondering if anyone has tried it yet.

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    Phoenix Jul 6, 2008 04:51 PM

    We were there the other night...don't waste your time or money. It was pretty awful and we weren't the only ones who thought so. The unifying element of the people around us seemed to be how disappointed everyone was with the food. Better to go to El Sol if you don't want to go too far from home.

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      abigllama Jul 6, 2008 05:03 PM

      Just curious what was awful about it? Sometimes one man's awful tex mex is another's greasy guilty pleasure.

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        Phoenix Jul 9, 2008 06:04 PM

        To start, the guacamole was the colour of yellow split peas - no discernable avacado at all,. The rice had no taste, the lady next to us couldn't even eat her soup, and the burritos were almost tasteless. My husband said the tacos weren't bad, but everyone else around us (none of whom we knew) was complaining about the food.

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          abigllama Jul 9, 2008 06:39 PM

          Hay Carumba! Thanks for the details that sounds pretty bad.

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      The Berserker Jul 9, 2008 09:25 PM

      It has my vote as the worst restaurant in the Beaches. The first time I ate there, I had the chicken quesadilla. The tortilla was burned, but the fillings were cold. The second time I ate there, I couldn't even finish my meal, due to the liberal use of something that tasted to me like liquid smoke. If you must eat tex mex in the Beaches, go to the Lion across the street.

      1. atomeyes Jul 10, 2008 07:03 AM

        it fails to answer the age-old question:

        don't you think you have to know something about cooking before opening up a restaurant?

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