Hubby and I are both fans of Mexican food. My sentimental favorite would be the old/original Tia Maria’s restaurants in Annapolis St. in Greenhills and Katipunan Avenue of my college days, before the restaurants underwent major renovations. And my second favorite would be Mexicali.
Here in Texas, our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, at least for now, is Chuy’s. And last Saturday, we were in Tex-Mex heaven for lunch. Yey!
These chips are on-the-house and served hot…definitely not fresh out of the bag, if you know what I mean. ;) It comes with a sour cream dip and a very hot salsa. We loved the chips so much and our little red basket was emptied in a matter of a few minutes. Good thing there’s free refills. Hahaha! :)
Isn’t that salsa pretty? Don’t be fooled though, it is hot with a capital H! Whew! :D
Abby had a kid’s burrito which she barely touched. I don’t know why I ever let her choose her food. She pointed to the picture of the kid’s burrito on the menu and said that’s what she wanted. So that’s what she got. My bad! There’s nothing wrong with the burrito, believe me. I guess Abby just has to be more exposed to Tex-Mex dishes. :D Or maybe, she was just too full from the chips. She did finish the ice cream that came with her meal.
This was my lunch. *sigh* I had a chicken chalupa and chicken enchilada combo. I eat so much chicken these days I practically cockle in my sleep already. The chicken enchilada is soft, creamy and just plain yummy. See why I can’t ever be a serious restaurant or food critic? Food will simply be yummy or not yummy to me. Hahaha! Anyway, chalupa, as I found out, is like an open-faced taco. I don’t exactly know how to eat it so I just cut through it with a knife…
…so I can have pieces this big. It’s easier to eat this way. ;) I drizzled a bit of the sour cream dipping sauce and less than a teaspoonful of the spicy salsa on top of my chalupa pieces. *sigh again* I love mexican rice so I ate it all as well. :P In the end, it was only the refried beans that was left on my plate. ;) But that’s only because I was too darned full already.
This was hubby’s meal. It’s called a “macho burrito”..seriously that’s how it’s called! :) It’s from the daily specials and comes with green chile rice. The burrito has a filling of pork, jack cheese and guacamole and smothered with green chile tomatillo sauce. It must be really good because hubby did a good job of cleaning up his plate. ;)
We wanted to try the flan for dessert but unfortunately (or fortunately?) they ran out already. Next time perhaps?
The trip to Chuy’s was well worth the trouble of going out of the house on a really really lazy Saturday afternoon. And I’d gladly do it again. ;)
Have a great week, y’all!
ps. As always, I have a second WS entry here. Do check out the entries of other WS participants as well. :D Cheers!