El Sombrero Mexican Cuisine

 

Rating: 4 out of 5 Skulls

 

Date: 3/5/17

Time: Early afternoon

Overall appearance:  The restaurant was clean and well decorated.  They did not seem busy and appeared to have several tables open.  There were already 2 couples waiting to be seated.  We walked up to the hostess station to give her our name since we were not greeted.  She looked flustered.  She didn’t greet us but instead shrugged us off.  One couple was seated and after waiting a few more minutes decided to sit down in the chairs up front.  Once the second couple was seated we stood up as we knew we were next.  We were disappointed that there were so many open seats and it took them so long to seat us.   We were also not offered a booth and instead seated at a table.

Once we were seated at our table the experience started to improve.  We were quickly asked for our drink orders and some good suggestions were made.  Rufo ordered a Heineken and I ordered a Frozen Mango Margarita.  My drink was delicious but the outside of the glass was a little sloppy with sugar.   We were also given water with lemon without prompting.

I ordered 2 chicken enchiladas and one pork tamale.  Rufo ordered 2 Chimichangas.  The food came out very hot and looked very authentic.  Both dishes came with refried bean, cheese, and rice.   I was able to finish one enchilada and part of the tamale.  I did eat a good bit of the rice and beans as well and opted to take the rest home.  Rufo finished part of one Chimichanga and a small bit of the rice and beans.   Both dishes were delicious.

We also ordered a fried ice cream for dessert.  Vanilla ice cream with cinnamon and honey and crunchy corn flakes in a crispy crunchy bowl and smothered with whip cream and chocolate sauce and a cherry on top.  We managed to finish the ice cream but left the bowl.  It was delicious and despite the wait we would like to go back there again and try more of their dishes.

 

 

EKOCUPS Organic Artisan Mexican Coffee, Medium Roast, in Recyclable cups,10 count

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skulls

Price: $6.99 for 10 K-cups

I love buying these small boxes of coffee.  I feel like it’s a great way to explore different brands and styles of coffee.  I’d love to try some of the other K-cup products available on the market.  Since I’ve been purchasing K-cups I’ve become more aware of how many of these tiny plastic cups I throw away each month.  I LOVE that these are recyclable!

I’m also in favor of the Organic  coffees so I’m happy to say this is also Organic.  EKO Cups have a great design and concept for their Organic, Fair Trade Mexican coffee.  These come in a pack of 10 so they are great for a trial or to share with friends.  Rufo and I shared the box between our 2 houses.  His mover even had an opportunity to try this Mexican coffee and really enjoyed it.

I typically go for a dark roast but this medium roast was light but still had a great flavor after my usual add-ins (almond milk and honey).  Rufo likes his black or with just honey.  We always use local honey.  It’s beneficial if you have outdoor allergies to eat some local honey every day.

If you like a medium or dark roast I would recommend this coffee.  Not only does it taste great but it’s great for the environment.