|They know we're coming and have prepared in advance.|
One of the issues in any restaurant is the ingredients used to prepare the non protein ingredients. Mexican restaurants have traps galore, with many using chicken stock in the rice or lard in the beans. My 11 year old vegetarian daughter forgot to ask and when she took her first spoonful of the Corn Chowder she got a mouthful of something that didn't grow in the ground.
Our waiter was very helpful and took the time to work out my meal even though he was hurrying to get our table of 10 taken care of. My favorite Mexican dish is a Chimichanga, you know I'm a sucker for anything fried, and this is basically a fried burrito.
I got mine with rice, beans, vegan soy cheese, seitan, onions and peppers. Although the shell wasn't as crisp as I'd have liked it was still a good chimi. The guac had a hint of spice, (not that it mattered much with 3 different bottles of hot sauce at the ready), the pico was bright and the soy crema added a balancing coolness. As for the contents there was nothing in particular that stood out but every bite had a nice flavor and there was enough seitan pieces to give you the feeling that you were eating something substantial.
|You won't leave hungry, that's for sure.|
|That's a chunk of seitan in the middle.|