I called and asked about vegan options.
"We can make anything on the menu vegan." said the young lady who answered the phone. (I thought, "chicken?" but let it go). As I was moving the phone away from my ear to hang up she said, "Oh, and sir, the beans are vegan and not cooked in any animal products."
I thought tentatively, " ... Eureka?"
Off we went. The place is in an outdoor shopping center. It's bright, noisy-ish and very up beat. There of course was a line so this New Yorker felt right at home in this Miami locus of suburban activity. Someone comes out and hands you a menu, asks if you have any questions. You order at the counter, (which took like 3 minutes of standing in line to get to), and get a number on a stick and a server brings you your meal. I must say, the staff is friendly, happy, and what I found surprisingly nice, attentive. Our drinks were refilled, (well ... not my beer, drat!) , hot sauce brought over, napkins, and more chips. I've never seen that level of service at places where service comprises only food delivery to your table. Congrats on that Lime.
|Those tables are really comfy now but in a few months they'll be molten puddles of metal surrounded by amazing humidity.|
|"Anything (literally anything) on the menu can be prepared to your liking"|
|And a few gratuitous chips. I love the crunch chips add to mushy foods. We had a bowl of|
chips and salsa and they were refilled so there was never any shortage.
|A little off center on the targeting reticle there chef. |
|This burrito was huge but I stood up to the challenge.|
|Sorry about the blurry picture. One handed iPhone pictures are difficult and this was either|
a 2 fisted burrito or a 2 handed picture.
Why is this place different than any other Mexican restaurant? I didn't HAVE to explain vegan, although I did reiterate a few more times at the register. They seem to get it. I didn't have to play 20 questions with the order taker. I didn't have to pull out vegan passport and go over phrases in Spanish, keeping my fingers crossed that I was understood and the rice was, in fact, not cooked in chicken broth.
I felt relaxed and confident when I bit into my food and that is the difference.