I’ve been to the Cantina a couple of times to drink, but never to eat. I had to come here for the sake of blogging, so we took in some brunch as well. Complimentary chips and salsa. The green salsa had a strange taste. Not bad, just strange. I couldn’t quite place my finger on what the strange taste was. The red one was just fine. Good chips too. Thin and crispy, not greasy.
H/A got the mexican style beef stew. Basically, it was like a mexican style chili with some stewed beef. Nothing thrilling, but if you like chili and mexican flavors, then why not!
H/A and J both got burritos, but you know what burritos wrapped in paper look like. They just look like a couple of white lumps. They both got beef burritos, and the steak in those was excellent! I got the chilaquiles. That’s the plate of mexican slop you see on that plate. It’s a huge ass plate too. It’s a tortilla casserole with guajillo sauce, queso anejo, sour cream, and in my case, chicken. It’s tasty, but it’s not much to look at. In fact, it looks kind of disgusting. Luckily, it tastes much better. The portion of this was gargantuan. I barely ate like 1/4 of this.
J also got a vegetarian hash with tofu and tempeh. The tempeh was kind of gross, but the tofu was fine, and the onions were delicious. But the fried eggs on top? Whoa, some of the best fried eggs I’ve ever had. Who knew? Service was ok. They play some good music there and have cool mexican movie posters. Everyone has tattoos. Their drinks are good and strong, and personally, I think the drinks are what make this place. The food is only so-so. If you want good mexican, go to a taqueria with a less hipster setting.