Category Archives: Mexican

El Tapatio – ¡Me Gusta! (Grade: B+)

Let’s be honest:  Hampton Roads has some issues when it comes to Mexican food.  So El Tapatio’s interesting menu and high-quality preparation comes as a welcome surprise, even if the place insists on serving the dreaded white sauce. Now, to … Continue reading

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Burritos and Beer – A Brilliant Concept Marred by Action (Grade: C+)

UPDATE:  Drove by Burritos and Beer on August 26, 2011, and the door was plastered with UPS delivery notices.  Looks like the place is closed. Some Tom Friedman wannabe (which is setting the bar very, very low) said, “Vision without … Continue reading

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Nashville Gaylord — Real Food in a Fake Place (Grade: A-)

So I had the opportunity (?) to spend a week at Nashville’s Gaylord Hotel (aka, the “Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center”) which is located near absolutely nothing worth paying attention to, except maybe the Grand Ole Opry and Cooter’s … Continue reading

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Luna Maya — Don’t Call It Tex-Mex (Grade: A-)

UPDATED (April 2012) Boliv-Mex might be a more accurate description for this strip-mall spot in Norfolk. When I originally reviewed this restaurant back in, oh, 2010 or so, I wrote:  “If you’re looking for either Mexican food or Tex-Mex, you … Continue reading

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Salsas in Newport News — One Taco Short of a Combo Meal (Grade: B)

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat:  Salsas, sister restaurant to the local El Azteca mini-chain, is your garden-variety, large-scale, high-volume Tex-Mex restaurant.  You know, the kind that litters the Riverwalk in San Antonio, where tourists are swept … Continue reading

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