March 14, 2009

We did not order the Viagra plate.

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It was between BBQ and TexMex. BBQ was voted off the island. Luckily, Cece recommended a place a few weeks ago for an authentic TexMex place just off the freeway. We were driving from Dallas to Greune, so a place by the University of Texas was perfect and right on the way.

We found it easily enough. Janitzio was in a cluster of about three or four Mexican restaurants in a shopping mall type area.

Everyone seated in the place was Hispanic, which is always a good sign. If the natives don't like the food, it's usually not authentic.

The salsa was fresh and spicy - the jalepenos were bright green, the tomatoes luscious red. And the chips were warm and lightly salted.

One thing you must know if you go here: There is something on the menu called the Viagra Plate. It appears to contain a lot of seafood. Beyond that, I'm not sure what happens when you order it.

We started out by ordering the Guacamole Beans. Basically hot bean dip, covered in cheese and topped with guacamole. This too tasted fresh and delicious.

The waitress who took our order was young and smiley. I asked her what her favorite dish was on the menu and she giggled a bit and pointed to the carne asada with nopales (cactus). I always love some good carne, so I went with her suggestion. Amie ordered carne guisada (some kind of stewed beef with tortillas) and Lisa ordered a shrimp dish with bacon.

In short order, they brought us our dishes. Lisa's shrimp kebob was oddly served with fries, but the shrimp and bacon were really, truly awesome. Thick, not greasy, bacon flavored the shrimp delightfully. My carne asada was not tough, but melted in my mouth. The nopales that covered it spiced it up nicely. I loaded some carne with nopales, lettuce, salsa and a few beans into a small flour tortilla and it all came together. Delicious!

I liked this place a lot. Thanks, Cece!




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4 comments:

LadyConcierge said...

Yummy! Hope you are having fun in Tex-Ass!

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