Refrieds Revisited

And, apparently, we may have to revisit again. Earlier this week I gave you all the heads up that Rosario’s was opening at Villa Place. Professional food reviewers usually give a new restaurant a few weeks before visiting for the first time.

I should have been so patient.

My girlfriend and I walked over to Rosario’s and were immediately seated upstairs. When asked where we wanted to sit, we said we didn’t know since we’d never been in the place. The hostess recommended the upstairs are because it was so romantic. Well yeah, I guess it was because we were all alone. (Not) Including a server.

We eventually ordered our meals but were disappointed to find out that we would have to pay $2.99 for chips and salsa. Then we found out that they hadn’t received ther liquor or beer license yet. Err, water with lemon please. Strike two.

I’ll have to admit, my chicken enchiladas with mole sauce were outstanding with a side of pico de gallo that wasn’t kidding around in it’s jalopeno fire. GF’s chicken taquitos were a little bit over fried and dried out, but I could see where there might be potential for them. We didn’t have dessert, but they looked decadent. I’m not sure, but I hope they come from Dulce across the street.

Rosario’s aims to be “upscale Mexican.” They certainly price their entrees that way with prices in the $10.99-15.99 range. Personally, I’d rather pay less and eat at Las Palmas or pay more for a more authentic menu at La Terazza. But I know it’s still early in Rosario’s lifespan. Rather than give it a grade, I think I’ll give it an Incomplete and see if an outstanding margarita can improve its standing in the future.

Give them a try in a week and let me know what you think.

2 Comments so far

  1. Sam Davdson (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 7:04 am

    I went for lunch yesterday and thought the exact same thing. We sprang for the chips and salsa, and I must say, they were worth it. I think they’re both made in house. The food was decent, but the service was slow and often-disappearing.

    And, when we left, we decided that Las Palmas was a better option. I’ll give them another shot soon enough.

  2. Jay (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    Sounds like I’ll be sticking with el Mariachi for the time being.

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