Restaurant Review: Mexicali
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I was convincing Boyet to give Mexicali a second chance because I have long been craving for Mexican foods. He wasn’t pleased with our first visit because he loathes anything spicy. He was so reluctant to go back to Mexicali while I kept on insisting we have it for snacks. My taco experience from Pancake House was so good that I craved for more. I won the battle only to surrender in the end that we are never coming back to Mexicali.
Booboo #1: We were aware that the Mexicali’s setup requires self-service. We were going through the menu when Boyet waved, prompting a waiting staff to come to us. Our purpose for doing so was just to ask something about the menu. But before Boyet could even say a word, the waiter hastily said “Sir, self-service po dito.” Boyet then told him that we just want to ask something. We both didn’t mind it thinking that it was just purely a misunderstanding. I went to the counter to order and pay.
I was already decided that I would be trying out their burritos but I was uncertain whether to have the BBQ Chicken or Grilled Steak. Grilled Steak won.
Booboo #2: We had to spit out almost half of the grilled meat! Chewing rubber might be far better than eating the burritos' meat. It was too bad because I liked the first time I tried their burritos. I just settled for the side tortilla chips and salsa making the taste of the side dish surpass that of the burritos’.
Boyet opted to try out Sopa de Lima which is chicken soup with lime. Unfortunately, the colorful presentation of the soup did not suffice the taste in any way. Boyet teasingly told me that the chef probably put anything with color from the kitchen without even thinking. Hehe! Booboo #3: We had to follow-up for the soup but it arrived after we were almost finished eating.
Great food becomes garbage if it comes with bad customer service! Believe me!
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