Mexico Lindo Restaurant

Address: 3635 Dutch Village Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Date / Time Visited: 1:35PM on 17 January 2014

Genre: Mexican

Reservation: Nil

Here are some of our thoughts (please listen to the podcast for a complete description):

Ambiance / description of place

Chris – Lots of red/orange and blue, some of the benches had what looked like a Mexican blanket covering the backing

Margaret – Looks like it can seat about 30.  Very colourful décor

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Bench Decorations

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Bench Decorations

Greeting / reception

Chris – Friendly, seated at a table for four.  Nacho chips with a very spicy salsa

Margaret – Friendly greeting.  Man at register, waitress and cook. Appy: homemade nacho chips that I thought needed salt!  Is anyone surprised that I said that.  Like Chris said, the salsa was muy caliente!

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Salsa and Nachos

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Salsa and Nachos

Menu prices

Chris – Very inexpensive

Margaret – Reasonable and you get fairly large portions so there will be leftovers.

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Margaret and Chris Choose #8

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Margaret and Chris Choose #8

Variety

Chris – A fair amount

Margaret – Variety but …  All dishes are the same to me, just cooked differently.  Same ingredients, different cooking method.

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Charlotte's Choice

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Charlotte’s Choice

Why we chose menu item

Chris – Recommended by a friend – good selection of various items.

Margaret – Thought we would try a selection of items from the menu.

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Drinks

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Drinks

Smell  / look / taste of 1st course

Chris – Burrito – fairly bland – somewhat surprising.  Mexican pop (fruit punch) – tastes just like carbonated fruit punch – couldn’t taste anything that made it “Mexican”

Margaret – Burrito – somewhat bland.  Mexican hot chocolate – could use whipped cream, tastes like it has cinnamon which I think is why it’s called Mexican HC!

Charlotte – Chicken tostada – could use fewer tomatoes, and the chicken is salty, could use less avocado.  Mango juice – sweet and I like it!

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Chris' Drink

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Chris’ Drink

Smell  / look / taste of 2nd course

Chris – Quesadilla – chicken, very tasty and a good texture.  Just the right amount of sour cream.

Margaret – Quesadilla – I think I make it better!

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Chicken Tostada

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Chicken Tostada

Smell  / look / taste of 3rd course

Chris –  Chimichanga – getting a bit of a donair taste from the fried tortilla.  Although I like donairs, this was my least favourite course.

Margaret – Put chilies to the side of my plate.  To me, had no taste.

Lexico Lindo Restaurant - Quesadilla, Chimichanga, and Burrito

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Quesadilla, Chimichanga, and Burrito

Smell  / look / taste of 4th course

Chris – Enchilada is very cheesy, has a nice level of spice to it.  Rice is okay, good taste but nothing special. Possibly the best refried beans I’ve ever tasted!  They were smooth – you could tell that they were homemade.

Margaret – Enchilada is spicy.  Rice is spicy.  Beans are tasty.  As you can tell,  I am not a fan of spicy.  If my mouth is burning, then I am not tasting anything.

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Refried Beans, Rice, and Chimichanga

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Refried Beans, Rice, and Chimichanga

Service / wait staff knowledge

Friendly staff, although they seemed a bit overwhelmed even though the place was only half full.

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Charlotte's Drink

Mexico Lindo Restaurant – Charlotte’s Drink

Overall dining experience

Pleasant, but nothing to write home about – without the podcast I don’t think it would even come up in conversation with friends.

Mexico Lindo Restaurant - Some Decorations

Would we go again

Chris – No – decent, but there are so many better places to eat.

Margaret – It was on the list of places that people have recommended but not somewhere I would go again.

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