Sunday, January 13, 2013
Restaurant review: Mexi-Go in Allen may not look like much, but the guac is good
So is their fajita sauce, yum!
ALLEN I really shouldn't eat/review when I'm famished, because everything tastes so darn good. I'm not sure that I'm the most objective reviewer under those circumstances.
Looking over the past year, I haven't broken any Mexican food eating records. I took the entire summer off and now I'm woefully behind my quota of eating at all 1,418 restaurants in the Dallas area. In fact, I only ate at 23 new restaurants in 2012. At this rate, it will take me 61 years to finish my epic feat. I'll be dead way before that. In fact a friend just asked me today if my health was suffering from eating at all those lard-infested places. Think of the Super-Size Me guy whose liver and kidneys shut down after eating too much Mickey D's. I'm happy to report that I haven't gained any weight and I'm in as good health as can be expected for someone of my indeterminate age.
The name and location of Mexi-Go (like Los Cucos) deceived me. It seemed like a dumb name and was in a generic strip mall, so I kept driving right on by. The sign said restaurant and club. In my kinky mind, I envisioned Go-Go girls with knee-high patent-leather boots, short-shorts, and sombreros pole dancing while rolling their tongues and making purring noises. While that sounds quite entertaining, it would be too distracting for my teenaged son. Thankfully the Go-Go girls must have had the night off.
Those who have been reading for awhile know that I am a guac slut. Any restaurant that offers tableside guac has me hooked in a matter of minutes. Mexi-Go's tableside guac is no exception. No secret ingredients — just perfectly ripened avocado, salt, pepper, fresh lime juice and a bit of diced onion, cilantro, and tomatoes. I think if I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be tableside guac.
The chips were light and salty. The salsa was thick, but a bit too bland for my taste. My son ordered the ribeye fajitas. They were a bit fatty, but flavorful. The chef coated the meat and veggies with a sweet glaze. I couldn't tell what the ingredients were; the waiter just told me it was the fajita sauce. The combination of the slightly sweet sauce with the smoky grill flavor was a winning combination. Usually fajitas just come with onions and peppers. Mexi-Go serves a variety of vegetables including squash, zucchini, and broccoli. There were a few huge chunks of an orange veggie that my son refused to believe was a carrot. Because he hates carrots and he thought the thing on his plate was delicious. I must get some of that sauce and prepare all of his veggies that way.
I ordered the enchiladas yucatanes which were stuffed with shredded chicken and topped with a chipotle sauce. Normally I don't like sour cream sauce, but the spiciness of the peppers complemented the sour cream. Thankfully, the sauce wasn't too heavy.
We splurged on dessert since the flan was homemade. It was a bit too custardy and sweet, but that didn't deter us from inhaling it in about three bites.
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