My typical Friday includes lunch with my Laridian associates. However, yesterday I was in Oklahoma, far from my Laridian associates.
Did I let it get me down?
What do you think?
For some reason unknown to me, I have fond memories of Taco Bueno. Nothing can beat back the no-lunch-with-Laridian-blues like the opportunity to eat at a childhood favorite.
So, where did we eat?
At El Chico, of course.
And let me tell you, it was awesome. Our waitress offered us hot flour or corn tortillas (I chose corn, of course) while we perused the menu. I opted for The Juarez (cheese & onion enchilada with chili con carne, soft cheese taco with chili con queso, and a crispy beef taco. With rice and refried beans. 10.99). I was confused at first, as we didn’t have the customary chips and salsa. After a brief wait, however, my confusion was resolved when the chips and salsa lady brought us not only chips and salsa, but also cheese dip.
I managed to avoid the “I ate so many chips I’m not hungry” pitfall, and when our meals arrived, I was ready. The taco was standard fare, but the enchiladas were exceptional. Technically, one “enchilada” was a “taco”, but trust me, it was an enchilada at heart.
So, when you have a chance to eat at a Taco Bueno, check to see if an El Chico is also available. If so, don’t pass it up. But if not, try the Taco Bueno and let me know what you think.