Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Looking for a Favorite Mexican Restaurant

Now that I have my favorite Chinese Restaurant, and favorite Italian Restaurant, it's about time I am able to determine a favorite Mexican Restaurant in the Yuba Sutter area. I've had sort of enjoyable experiences and some experiences that were so-so. But I have been thinking that it is time to go about it in a scientific way.

I am going to make a list of the Mexican restaurants in the area, dine at them, at using a list of criteria, judge them. Here are my criteria:

Flavor, quality of ingredients.

Service. This includes timely refills of water and ice tea.

Hot from the stove. Less than piping hot, almost dangerously hot Mexican food is inexcusable!

Quantity of serving/Value/Price. These are all related.


And I think I may add cleanliness, but only if it is not clean, since that should be a given.

I will pick the same common item from each restaurant, going at a slightly off peak hour.
Can you think of any other criteria to use? I'll try to do a new one each week. Stay tuned!


  1. Hi, I'm one of Mel's horse blog readers :)

    One of my most important criteria for a Mexican restaurant (American-type Mexican, not a little taqueria where nobody speaks Ingles) is the quality of the chips. Thick or thin is totally personal, but I think everybody would agree they must be piping hot and explosively crispy. They are a separate class from the rest of the food. I am willing to forgive a lot from a place that has paper thin salty hot crispy chips!

  2. I agree with Funder; and to that I will add salsa. For a Mexican restaurant, the chips and salso are such a crucial part of the dining experience, I think they should be given a weighting in their own class.