La Sinaloense – Restaurant Review
The place is pretty neat, it is small, with very colorful mural painted walls. A nice bakery counter with lots of yummy looking stuff. Several varieties of empanadas and conchas, donuts, etc. The best part was that everything in the bakery case was only 69 cents!
They also have a great looking menu, and thats what Z and I had come for: lunch. I ordered the chile rellenos plate, and Z went with the enchiladas. I also got a pineapple empanada, and Z got a pumpkin one, along with some other pastries to take home. Oh, I almost forgot, they also sold Coca Cola.. In a glass bottle! Its imported from Mexico, and quite yummy. Awesome!
Before too long, an ancient lady brought out our food. She didn’t appear to speak much English, but she was friendly, and smiled and nodded as we thanked her.
I had never eaten a chile relleno before, and I gotta say, it was good! I didn’t recognize the cheese inside the pepper. It was white, and tasted good, but was very mild. The pepper itself was pretty tame as well. I was expecting something a bit more spicy. Mild or not, it had great flavor. I had ordered mine with no rice, extra beans as well, and that’s just what I got. The beans were good, but not stellar.
While I was enjoying my stuffed peppers, Z told me that his enchiladas were just “ok”.
If you are on the south end of town, and want a quick dessert, this place is perfect. There are lots of baked goods to choose from, and they are very affordable. The other food is a bit more expensive than it should be, and while good, still has room for improvement.
I personally liked the place. It has great atmosphere, friendly staff, and pretty good food. The only real drawback is that its really easy to miss – they are at the far south end of a really obscure, somewhat difficult to get to shopping center on South Academy, just south of Airport.