Mrs Mendoza’s Revisited

Sunday, we went to Mrs Mendoza’s for the second time. It usually takes at least two times to know the consistency of a restaurant. This time the owner was not there. When the owner is there you always have a better chance to get the best that the restaurant has to offer.

One person ordered the quesadillas. They seemed the same as the last time and the person that ate them was happy with them.

The next person ordered a Chicken fajita fondu and was pleased.

I and another ordered the taco plate.

Neither of us were totally satisfied. The flavor was all right, but there was very little meat and it was barely warm. The tortillas were filled with mostly lettuce. There was re-fried beans, which had a decent flavor, but they were only marginally warm. There were four skimpy chips and I could have used more.

I have to say, that this trip to Mrs. Mendozas didn’t impress me. I will give it another chance. This is definitely a northern gringo type of Mexican food. It would not do well in Texas.

6 thoughts on “Mrs Mendoza’s Revisited

  1. I don’t mind passing on my observations. We also tried Mendoza’s new location in David and although it was nice and clean that was about all of the nice things we experienced. The tables seem to be a little small, not the right type for a restaurant rather they would be better suited for an outdoor patio. Like you I to tried the taco platter and was unpleasantly served a extra small portion of food and it was cold. We ordered sodas and the young wateriest had to be reminded several times to provide us with the ordered beverages. But the most memorable thing was that the same wateriest was busy cleaning windows outside of the restaurant and was called back inside to deliver the drinks that we ordered as she preceded to go from the window cleaning operations to the serving mode without washing off her hands, and to make things more interesting she had handled our drinks from the top.
    I don’t have a PhD in the food services industry but I was a waiter in my younger days and never put my filthy hands on any areas of the plates of glasses were customers would eat or drink from.
    Maybe I’m accustom to the North American style quality of service but basic hygiene is universal any were. I appreciate your desire to highlight the good things that the local business and community have to offer but they MUST earn the positive feedback. Like the FOX new folks say “Fair and Balanced”, no free rides from this consumer.

  2. Hi LC.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I try to keep my reviews what I find. That is why there is the ability for others to comment. Not everyon has the same experiences.

  3. HOLA ME PARECE DE MUY MAL GUSTO SUS COMENTARIOS CON MUCHO RESPETO PORQUE SI A USTED NO LE GUSTO LA COMIDA GUARDESELO PARA USTED NO LE ESTE DANDO MALA FAMA AL RESTAURANTE OSEA HAY TRABAJAN SERES HUMANOS Y COMO TAL NO SON PERFECTOS OK.

  4. Hi ISA. Everyone is entitled to their comment and opinion. However, you can view them for what they are worth. You can take a negative comment as constructive criticism. If you find there is merit in the comment, then management will need to address it.

    You can ignore a constructive negative comment and then you will be ignoring an opportunity to improve.

    I have eaten at this restaurant several times and this time was the only time I felt the food was not up to par. The only thing that got a negative review in this article was the tacos and the beens that should have been hotter.

    My opinion is that if the negative parts of the article are not corrected, it will affect the restaurant’s business. If they are addressed, then business will improve.

    I never let one meal keep me from returning to a restaurant. Rude and bad service will prevent me from returning faster than a bad meal. I know all restaurants can have an off day.

    Consistent off days or consistent bad food, however, will be a problem because David has plenty of competition in the restaurant business.

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