Waayyyy too much menu....

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  1. schmee

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    We used to go to this restaurant, which was in an old house in West Seattle, that had a menu so complex it was in a ~ 2" ring binder. Skipper's Galley. It was a fancy restaurant but only as far as the food goes, with a lot of french food, but in this funky old house. Great fun place to go. If you ordered baked Alaska for desert, you shared it because it was like half a basketball in size. They were noted for their huge meals, although fancy.
    It closed up several years ago after many decades of being there when the wife got i'll and the husband refused to do it without her. She reminded me of Julia Child!
    https://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle...tic-Skipper-s-Galley-was-scuttled-1182342.php
     
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    Or all the items are different combinations of the same few basic ingredients.
     
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    When trying out a new Mexican place, I usually try the Chile Relleno. If they can get that right, everything else should be good to go.

    That menu makes me think they are trying to cover all the bases. They should narrow it down to what they are good at. But I guess that's the beauty of living in the southwest where you can get just about every type of Mexican cuisine imaginable. Feel like New Mexico style? got it. Street Tacos? just down the street. Mexico City style? yep. Mexican seafood? oh yeah.

    At least the artwork doesn't depict a bullfighter in black velvet. If you see that, back out slowly and leave.
     
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    When you order whatever mexican food you want to eat, are the wrappings, rice, and so on supposed to be warm or cold ?
    I had mexican food only once, (except chili corn carne, but i am not sure it is mexican ) and everything in the wrapping was cold.
     
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    Here in the East, we have many different versions of the same Mexican restaurant. Large menu like yours, same s**t different wrapper. We call them "the Els" because they are all named "El" something. The food is predictable, and solidly mediocre. Nothing like real Mexican, or even Tex-Mex. (Of course, none of the Chinese places serve real Chinese either.)

    Appears to be a couple of families that open places all over the Southeast. My kids went to school with their kids, and my son's buddy got a restaurant when he graduated from high school. He hired my daughter, and several of their friends, then skipped town when an underage girl got really wasted at his place, and her dad got mad. Left the staff to run it til they realized he wasn't coming back. I'm sure he's at another El somewhere else.
     
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    They probably learned that little ploy from Harley-Davidson, you know, three engines/fifty models.
     
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    Same thing with all the crap "Italian" restaurants around here.
     
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    I was in a college town and there was a place called "Dos Amigos". Horrible stuff, but what did we know? It was better known as Gross Amigos or Dos Gringos.
     
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    That picture is the Mexican equivalent of Elvis on black velvet.
     
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    In my experience, the larger the menu the worse the food. A smaller menu means, to me, that they do those items well.
     
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    +1. My all-time favourite restaurant had a choice of *three* main dishes. The dishes changed daily and was always fantastic.
     
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    It's a macuahuitl :)
     
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    Now I'm hungry for Mexican food...
     
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    I can literally walk a few hundred feet from home to a restaurant like this one, but rarely choose to. I'd rather drive halfway across town to one of the taquerias in the ghetto.
     
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    Looks like a typical menu for hole-in-the-wall Mexican, and whether or not the food is mediocre or better must be judged on a case by case basis.
     
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    I’ll have what he’s having
     
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    Something about Mexican food just makes me hit the " meh " button. It's ok I guess but I just don't get the big fascination with it.
     
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