Last Monday, I went to Mrs. Mendosa’s again for lunch. I made it a special occasion by once again having a margarita. I believe these must be the best frozen margaritas in David. One is plenty. Two would put me under the table.
I was obviously hungry because I ate a taco salad and shared a Chicken fajita fondue. Later I was stuffed and feeling frisky from the margarita.
I enjoyed the taco salad pictured below.
I ate 100% of the filling and 60% of the tortilla shell that it came in. In talking to the owner, Sandro Marrico, I learned that the taco shells are made fresh on-site, It was very fresh and had a flaky texture that I liked.
I also liked the Chicken fajita fondue. I didn’t take a new photo, but I will include the photo I took my last visit, that Natalie ate.
Sandro Marrico, the owner of the David restaurant, came over to visit and get opinions on how I liked the place.
Sandro comes from Venezuela, and is making Panama his home. I also got to meet his son, who 16 or 17, 6 ½ foot tall and an aspiring volleyball player. I should have taken his photo, but I didn’t.
Sandro said that Mrs. Mendosa’s is a franchise and as such he has limited flexibility in making changes, but he does want to make sure that all that is in his power to control is done well.
I appreciated his taking an interest in knowing what his customer’s are thinking and wanting to provide good service. I learned a little about his desires to have Mrs. Mendosas be a family oriented restaurant. Mrs. Mendosa’s has a nice outside area, which is used a lot in the evening. The prices of beer and other drinks are those of a restaurant and not a bar and this prevents it from being overrun with those that just want to buy a lot of beer and I think this helps keep it a place for a family to come.
From talking to Sandro, I know he is interested in everyone enjoying their time in his restaurant. If you go and things are not to your liking, let Sandro know. If he can fix it, I feel that he will.
As I said in a previous post, this is not a TexMex or pure Mexican food restaurant. However, I feel that it is offering me another style of food and one can never have too many options to go eat.
If you stop into Mrs. Mendosa’s, tell Sandro that Chiriquí Chatter said hello.