We are lucky to live in Southern California where Mexican food is plentiful. In the past, when we traveled, that's what I missed most of all while we were gone. In our area, there are lots of restaurants that serve Mexican food......Joselito's, El Charro, Acapulco, Mijares, El Cholo to name only a few. Our favorite of all, El Sol, is owned by Manuel and his wife, Ana. We became acquainted with Manuel during the 20 years he waited tables at Joselito's. At least 10 years ago he and Ana bought their own restaurant and have built it into one of the busiest eating places in town. Ana cooks, Manuel not only helps in the kitchen, but is one of the finest hosts we've chanced to know.
He befriends all of his customers who are greeted with a warm handshake (years ago, I had to teach him how to shake without crushing the bones of older, fragile women. He learned well).
Once, as we left El Sol after a sumptuous meal, Manuel, who always sees us to the door and sometimes all the way out to the car, where he opened the door for me, saying, "See you tomorrow, Juanita". And I replied, "Oh, Manuel, I doubt it. I can't eat Mexican food ALL the time." And his retort was, "I do".
Not every Tuesday, but once or twice a month we have Taco Tuesdays at the Manor. It's not quite the real thing, but it's very good, especially if I remember to take down our bottle of Tapatio hot sauce. Mr. Bob doesn't require it except for a silly picture.
Do you have a good Mexican restaurant in your neck of the woods?