Yesterday evening we finally got to try out the new Mexican food restaurant that has open up just past the KFC on the Inter American highway. It is called Mrs. Mendoza’s and apparently there are several in Panama, but this is the first in Chiriquí.
From the photo above, you can tell that this looks like a new construction and has a very nice outdoor seating area. Everything is new and fresh and attractive.
As you enter on your right is a margarita bar with a frozen margarita machine. More about the margaritas later.
All of the decorations have a real Mexican flare.
This view shows the salsa bar where you can get the type of salsa that fits your mood.
The menu has a lot of options. I didn’t take photos, because it is printed on very glossy material and I thought my flash would prevent a good picture. There were breakfasts, tacos, burritos, steaks, etc. There should be something there that you would like, if you are into Mexican food like I am.
I asked about their margaritas. They are $5.50, but on Monday through Thursdays all drinks are 2 for 1, including beer. That being the case, I ordered a margarita for the two of us.
It was a good frozen margarita. Had I had two, I would have had to have called a taxi to get home. I really enjoyed it. Can you tell? Olé!
Lilliam ordered quesadillas. She liked them. I didn’t try them, but I take her word that they were good.
I ordered a fajita burrito with the extra cheese and salsa on top. I think the price was $5.99 with $2.00 for the topping. I thought it was extremely good. I was full after I cleaned my plate.
The waitresses were charming and made me feel like they enjoyed their job. I enjoy seeing people with smiles on their faces and the food, the service and the margaritas put a smile on mine.
Remember, if you plan on drinking several of the margaritas to have a designated driver.
Personally, I enjoyed the restaurant. I plan on going back and trying some of the other offerings on the menu. If you stop in, tell them that you heard about them on Chiriquí Chatter.