This edition of Excited about Eating
takes us to Three Amigos Mexican Grill and Cantina
located in the Midwood area
of Charlotte. Dora here. You getting tired of Midwood yet? I'm not. :)
This restaurant located in a small strip center provides an ideal
location for a quick drop-in lunch or a family get-together for dinner.
As part of an online app promotion, we started with a free Beef Empanada, a pastry shell turnover made by
folding dough over a filling, beef hamburger in this case, sealing it, and
This Empanada was great, fried golden brown, with a juicy filling
including cheese. Dora here. And what a great start it was! Gooey cheese pocketed in the perfect crust.
For the meal, I ordered the Fajitas De
Camaron, shrimp fajitas cooked with onions and green peppers served in
a cast iron skillet along with
sides of rice and refried beans, delivered to the table, sizzling. The shrimp and vegies were tender, but I would have
liked more seasoning to bring out the flavor.
|Fajitas de Camaron|
Be prepared for ginormous portion sizes. If we'd known, we could've easily shared.
Dora here. So hubby knows that I usually order fajitas at Mexican restaurants. At his prodding to try something different (I find it interesting that he ordered fajitas, don't you? What's up with that? :) ) and the server's recommendation, I opted for the Bistec Encebollado, grilled steak with onions along with rice and refried beans. And tortilla shells, of course.
In my opinion, this tasted much like steak fajitas and I would've enjoyed it with a bit more zest as well. Other than that, the tortillas, both flour and corn, tasted like they were made on site and the beans and rice were good. Overall, the meal was pleasant.
I would rate this restaurant 4 forks out of 5 for a
family friendly restaurant serving great food.
What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo?
Do you have a favorite Mexican restaurant?
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