Reviews on Mexican food in Crowley, Louisiana, United States. Greg Jones
4 based on 21 reviews
This used to be our favorite Mexican restaurant. We would drive 30 miles to eat here. We haven't been in a while and now we were shocked by how awful it has become. The place is very dirty and the food was stale and nasty. I'm not sure how it's still open. It sure has changed since we last visited about two years ago.
We had avoided El Paso in Crowley, Louisiana, for several months due to negative comments from our kin folk and other friends. We decidedly, recently, however, to give them another shot.Most of the nights of the week, they apparently have a special. The night we chose, Beef or Chicken Fajitas were on special price at $9.99. Their normal menu price, if I remember correctly, was $15.99, so if served the same portion, this would translate into quite a savings.I can't remember her name, but our server from Romania, was a delight. She was friendly, concerned about our food, and very thorough. She assured me the portions on the special, were identical to the portions they served at full menu price. So, even though for these reviews I normally insist my wife and I order different selections, we both got the Fajita special. My wife ordered the Chicken and I ordered the Steak version.The Salsa served with the obligatory chips, was tasty. On our "1-10" scale, I give it a "7". Has anyone else noticed the deterioriaton of the quality of corn chips at Mexican themed restaurants recently? These, likewise, fit into that category and bounced in at only a "5".Our server then brought the heaping platters of loudly sizzling Fajitas. I would speculate for most healthy eaters such as my massive self, you had enough meat and veggies to bountifully fill at least 5-6 tortillas. The servings were large. However, the accompanying Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Sour Cream, and Lettuce were minute in comparison . . . barely enough to adequately dress MAYBE two tortillas! The orders ONLY come with 3 soft, nicely hot steamed, small Tortillas! In addition, the entrees are served with a very small portion of Rice and Refried Beans. You have a choice of Refried or Churro Beans. My wife chose the latter and she received a large sized portion of them in a bowl.We judged the Fajitas an "8". They were very tasty, not terribly chewy, but tender, and there was a large amount of them. These were very good Fajitas!We finished the meal off by sharing their version of Tres Leches Cake. This, too, was very tasty and we rated it an "8".But . . . with so few Tortillas served with the meal, my wife was full after the complimentary three and took about half her entree home with her. I wanted more, so asked our friendly server for a couple more Tortillas. When I received the bill, I experienced something I've NEVER before experienced in a Mexcan or Tex/Mex themed restaurant: They charged me for the extra Tortillas! And, it wasn't an incidental charge! For 2 extra Tortillas which didn't adequately contain the additional Fajitas left, they added $1.25 to my bill! That, my friends, is more than 60 cents/each!The next day, I called the restaurant and talked to a man named "Juan", who claimed he was the manager. When I asked if this had been a mistake, he assured me it wasn't. Extra Tortillas was a menu item and any additional to the inadequate number of 3 which accompany the meal, would be charged at this rate. To whit he then added this silly solution, "Maybe we shouldn't serve such large portions of Fajitas?"Hmmmmmmmm . . . . .With my Diet Coke and the Fajitas at almost half price, my final tab prior to tip, was $32.05.The food was good enough for us to return. Though there was no shredded cheese served with the entrees (Wonder what they would have charged had I asked for some?) and only three tortillas, we can stuff my wife's purse with those items from our home as well as additional rice/beans, and enjoy ourselves there. It WAS very good food and the restaurant was clean, the server accommodatingly friendly.
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We ordered an enchirito and it was soo good that we ordered another for dessert! It was just like the ones we had as teenagers not like others that are skimpy on meat and sauce
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