January 23, 2018

El Chihuahua: Smothered enchiladas and a first chile relleno

Today we’re talking about El Chihuahua. No, not the Taco Bell dog. The place that is next to a Bar Named Sue on Highland Drive. The one where the waiter brings you that big basket of warm tortilla chips to chomp on while you wait for the food to arrive. Yeah, you know the place. We all know the place.

According to our very patient waiter (he had to come back three times while we deliberated on our options), the Mexican themed restaurant offers a different combo each day. Behind him, and on every way wall in the restaurant, were large flat screen TVs set to ESPN.

I ordered a combo of an enchilada and a chile relleno (as if I would still be hungry after downing a basket of the aforementioned tortilla chips). My Better Half had a couple of chicken enchiladas, shared with the Little One, and Dear Ol’ Mom, along for night, had a bowl soup.

All sorts of good stuff in this menu.

I enjoyed my very much smothered cheese enchilada, almost as much as I did the loads of beans and rice that came with it (which, I was informed, by my ever informative and health conscious Dear Ol’ Mom, combined makes a complete protein). More, I really enjoyed the chile relleno. Admittedly, it was my first, but I’m looking forward to my second, now.  Smothered and well spiced, it was drowned in a red sauce mixed with several types of zucchini. I think. (I’m pretty sure they weren’t cucumbers).

After I’d cleaned up my enchilada/chile relleno combo, I moved in for a couple bites of my Better Half’s enchiladas. They were…satisfactory, but not fantastic. The chicken was well chopped, but the tortilla seemed a little bland, as did the chicken.

The soup? Well, my Dear Ol’ Mom said it was fantastic. Especially the avocados.

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About Daniel Burton

Daniel Burton lives in Salt Lake County, Utah, where he practices law by day and everything else by night. You can follow him on his blog PubliusOnline.com where he muses on politics, the law, books and ideas. He is active on social media, Republican politics, and has been named to PoliticIt’s list of the “Top-50 Utah Political Opinion Leaders” on Twitter. You can reach him directly at dan.burton@gmail.com

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