Saturday, November 14, 2009

Review: Mexicali Blues

I very much wanted to like Mexicali Blues in Clarendon(2933 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA). It's a local place, that seemed like an excellent alternative to the chains. They even have some interesting vegetarian choices on their menu, like Jauna's Tamales.

Alas, it just wasn't meant to be. The food was delivered quickly enough, but otherwise the service was non-existent. The salsa had a smokey flavor which some must love, but I found to be blah. The chips were nothing special, and may have even been - dare I say it - stale. Juana's Tamales was nothing special, and the fish tacos were just OK (Shira actually liked these).

So, it looks like Mexicali Blues won't become our new local choice for Mexican food.

Even with my lackluster visit, I still do suggest you try the place out. The very flavors I found to be nothing special may be exactly what you're looking for.

1 comment:

  1. Lauren and I have considered trying that place, but thanks for the heads up... you know me, I like a good Mexican place, but if the chips are as you described... and smoky salsa... not for me.