Sep 4, 2005, 7:16 AM
Post #17 of 29
Yesterday morning started with a trip to Dr. Haro's office to have eight new crowns bolted into place. (Yup, I've got that Pepsodent smile again) Well, to celebrate my new set of meat mashers, I decided to try a new restaurant. In keeping with the policy here of trying not to libel or slander any local business, I will not mention this new place by name.
I arrived about 2:00 P.M. for a late lunch. There were only two other tables occupied and I thought that strange for the comida hour on a Saturday. Service was warm and friendly and I had a cold beer and a chilled glass in just a couple of minutes. I ordered a rib-eye medium rare.
They brought me a salad bowl large enough for two people and I ate the whole thing...nice crisp lettuce, slice mild white onion, and sliced ripe tomatoes lightly dressed with mild vinaigrette. Then came the steak.
Contrary to some other reports, the steak was not huge. I would guess that was average size…maybe 8/9 ounces. This place seems to actually know what medium rare means. The steak was cooked perfectly. The first bite tasted fine and the meat was tender. The problem was it was too tender. It had that unmistakable mushy texture of a piece of beef that stayed too long at the meat tenderizer party.
Although I wasn’t real happy with the texture of the meat, I must admit I ate it all. By 2:30 in the afternoon, I was hungry enough to take a big bite out of the south end of a northbound rhinoceros. That’s when I notice that the meal consisted of just the salad and the steak. That was it. I may be getting more penurious in my old age, but for 90 plus pesos I would kinda like to see a baked potato or a couple of French fries on the plate.