Blue Bonnet Cafe; Denver, CO
Nathan’s brother says, you can tell a lot about a Mexican restaurant by its chips and salsa. Sadly, he is correct. But did we listen? NO! We were hungry and thought this bustling restaurant would be a great lunch choice. Hell, there was a wait, even. Then we were seated and had chips & salsa placed on our table. The chips were the kind that leave a funky after-taste and the salsa was runny and just bad. But we did not run for the hills (or the next eatery over), oh no! We stuck it out.
I ordered the taquitos from the appetizer menu. I also got a side of guac. Hurray for the guac! Really, it’s pretty hard to screw up guacamole. It’s full of avacados, a perfect food. I barely tasted the taquitos after the first bland bites because I drowned them in guacamole.
Sadly, no amount of guacamole could save Nathan’s 3 crunchy tacos. The chicken one was barely edible. Really more of a bland, cardboard flavor. The beef ones were just disgusting. So disgusting that Nathan couldn’t make it through more than a few bites. They were soggy and nasty. I think the server heard us (or could read our expressions) since he never asked how the food was. Not once. Oh, and unlike every other Mexican restaurant I have ever been to in my three decades of life, that really nasty chips & salsa cost us a dollar.