Mexican restaurant recommendations?
Any suggestions for Mexican restaurant in Christiansted area?
When I went over Ag Fair weekend to visit friends we ate at Maria's and had a less than stellar experience there. Service wasn't that great ( over an hour to get our first drink order ) and it was disorganized. Food wasn't bad but it didn't blow me away. I hope it was just that they were having a off-night as the menu selection was great for any of the VI mexican places that I have been to...
I like Pirates Tavern but it is pretty pricey for what should be relatively inexpensive food. They have the margaritas priced right at $5 but $15 for an enchilada or burrito platter seems kinda high. And charging for the chips and salsa seems kind of petty when they used to be free with an entree. I have been to Miriams a couple of times and I fail to see why some people rave about it. I also like Luncheria on Company Street even though I don't go there often. The owner is a friendly guy and something about chickens jumping on the table while you are eating makes it feel kind of authentic. Their sangarita is one of my favorite anytime beverages too. I have not been to Marias Cantina yet but have heard plenty of complaints about the slow service. The Golden Rail also has a cheap taco night - I have been once and the food was okay but the place was packed on taco night and service was way too slow.
Agree burrito platter is pricey at $15. Took home half though. Did think charging for chips n salsa was cheesy. Leftovers tonight were good too. But I am from Massachusetts and I can tell good clam chowder from not so good, but not as good with Mexican food. I will go back to Pirates Tavern as 2 meals for $20 (chips n burrito platter) wasn't too bad. And medium spice level still had a kick. Not boring and tasteless like most.
Maria's is the best Mex on STX!
I tried it and wasn't overly impressed, but perhaps I'm just comparing it to stateside places in my mind as I'm new to the island.
I thought the menu was lacking in a few "standard" mexican resturant dishes, what I did have was not bad, but not amazing, & the service seemed fine to me, this was last friday night with a group of about 12 people.
I worked in a Mexican kitchen for fifteen years before my full time Guard gig. Maybe I should look into opening one up when I get down there. All I need is willing investors. and the economy to turn around. *snickers* I do miss a good huevos rancheros, or enchiladas with a good mole` suace.
I finally went to Maria's Cantina last night. They had a pretty good crowd but the service was excellent as well as the food. The margaritas could be a little bigger and the sangria less sweet but overall I would rate it as the best mexican restaurant I have been to on St. Croix.