Jorge’s Mexican Restaurant – Restaurant Review
Considering its location, parking was surprisingly plentiful and easy to find. We parked around back. The front door kind of sticks, so it was little bit hard for me to open – I actually thought it might be closed, but one of the diners inside noticed and got up to help push the door open. My friends and I came in and stood there for a few minutes while we were ignored by the one waitress on duty. Finally, we decided to grab a table, and hope somebody noticed us.
Eventually, an apologetic waitress came to help us. Mark ordered cheese enchiladas, Sean got the chicken taquitos. I wanted the tostadas, but couldn’t decide if I wanted chicken, beef, or chorizo. I asked if I could get different meats on them, and was told that it costs “a dollar extra per meat.” Ouch! Talk about nickel and diming you for no real extra work. I went ahead and just got two chicken tostadas. I ordered mine with beans instead of rice.
When it arrived, the first, obvious thing I noticed was that I had rice. I told the waitress, and she rushed back to get me a side of beans. Mark was happy to take the rice off my hands.
The food was really just ok. The chips and salsa we ordered were good – the salsa has a kick, so if you’re a wuss, be careful! My tostadas were pretty plain, and the chicken was fairly dry, and very bland. Sean agreed that the chicken in his taquitos was nothing special. It was certainly edible, but it didn’t knock our socks off.
Mark, on the other hand, was very happy. He claims to personally make the best enchiladas in town, and whenever we eat at a new (to us) Mexican place, he always tests the waters with cheese enchiladas. Inevitably, he complains that they aren’t as good as his own – especially the sauce. At Jorge’s, however, he was content. Their enchiladas and sauce was the closest to his own that he’s found. He gave Sean and I each a bite, and I have to admit – it was very good. Definitely better than my chicken tostada!
The price here is about average, unfortunately, so is the food. The bright side is that its right next door to the chocolate factory, which is a great place to go for dessert – which we did!