|From Casa Romero website|
At the door we were greeted by an older gentleman, who was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and had a lovely & flamboyant personality. He asked if we had reservations, and when we said we didn't he said it wouldn't be a big deal and escorted us to our table near the bar. The restaurant itself sits below street level, has deep red painted walls, tile tables, and an assortment of masks on the walls. Of course from my seat I got to star at the mask that looked like the devil from Incidious, while Chris got to look at the smiling happy masks, typical. Anyway, the restaurant feels authentically Mexican, so we were hopeful that the food would be the same.
After a few moments we were greeted by our very friendly waiter, who took our drink orders and then brought over some chips and salsa. The salsa got the stamp of approval from Chris, who considers himself quite the Salsa aficionado, and I am inclined to agree - we went through two bowls of it and probably could have gone through three if we had more time.
|From Casa Romero website|
Mine was your typical chicken fajitas, served with two flour tortillas, rice & beans. The flavors were great - my only criticism was that I wish there were more tortillas and that they were heated up before serving. Chris's enchiladas had pulled chicken, creamy green sauce, cheese and creme fraiche. They were delicious and creamy, and completely disappeared before my eyes in a matter of minutes. The food overall was fantastic!
We were both extremely pleased with our meals, and the service was excellent. At the end of our meal the waiter dropped off the check, which Chris offered to pay for. He handed the waiter his card and waited for the receipt. When the waiter brought back the slip he said, in a rather loud tone, "Sorry, your card's been declined." We sat there for a second processing the information, and also slightly shocked at how he announced it. I was waiting for Chris to flip out, since he's told me his pet peeve is when waiters don't handle declined cards in a respectful manor (apparently the appropriate way is to hand back a slip that says your card has been declined - which does seem more appropriate than announcing it over a loud speaker I guess), but instead he looked at the waiter, puzzled, and then began to reach for a new card. Just as he was reaching for a different card the waiter goes, "Just kidding!" We all shared a belly laugh, as it was truly pretty hysterical, and it was nice to be in a restaurant with great food and a relaxed environment. If anyone asks me for a Mexican restaurant that I recommend, I will undoubtedly tell them about this gem. My only regret is that I hadn't discovered it sooner!