Having some free time on my hands now that my significant other is away. My good friends Dan and Nechama thought some Margaritas were in order… I can’t argue when Margaritas are on the line. And I have already been to 5 Burro Cafe, but this time I was determined to take blog worthy photos…
We got there early and only waited for about 10 minutes. Normally, when I eat here, I wait about 40 minutes. I was excited when we sat down because they have fantastic margaritas. They kick you in the ass! I had a strawberry margarita with a gross garnish.
They were gooey feeling- so gross. But the margarita itself was thick, potent and DELICIOUS. If you aren’t into Mexican Food- go there for a frozen margarita…i highly recommend them.
Nechama and I were starving and eating with out eyes. We decided on a starter. Buffalo wings. Nothing special about these wings. I am a bit trashy cuz i prefer my wings from Hooters – 5 burros wings were not very spicy and kind of soggy. When it comes to wings- i want crispy and HOT…like “holy shit thats hot!” However, the complimentary chips tasted great in the bleu cheese dip…yum!
onto the entrees! Normally I order chicken… well I make an effort to order chicken but one thing 5 burro cafe does right is beef.
Dan ordered the 3 tacos with mexican rice, refried beans and cheese, guac and sour cream. He licked the plate clean, the tacos were soft and full of tender strips of beef. He used his chips to clean up his cour cream and guac.
Nechama got the steak Fajitas. A mountain of grilled steak strips with peppers and onions, mexican rice, refried beans, sour cream and guac. Because we hogged it out over some “okay” wings, she was pretty full when she got her entree… she nibbled and took the meat home to her dogs…
Mickey, you arent getting any of my steak!
I, on the other hand was considering a number of dishes. Lately, i totally SUCK at ordering at restaurants. I am turning into my mother. (cries) So I thought I would order a combo of chicken, shrimp, and steak. the same fixings on the side as everyone else. I also got some tortillas to wrap but I was fine just using a fork… no sense in filling up on bread with all this delicious protein in front of me. The steak was seasoned wonderfully and cooked to a juicy strip of perfection. The chicken was just as good so now when I go back I will be ordering chicken. However, the shrimp were just okay. They were cooked fine but they were poorly seasoned. Dan got excited and picked the shrimp out of my dish and after one bite, he didnt want any either. And Dan will eat anything… I hardly touched the rice and beans but cleaned up my sour cream and guac.
When the waiter came back to check on me, I was considering ordering a 2nd margarita… but i still had half a margarita to go and my knees started to tingle. Thats the tell-tale sign that the alcohol is working…. so i stopped there. By the time i finished my margarita I felt relaxed and really full. And No, Mickey did not get any steak, shrimp, or chicken. Only Nechama’s dogs are spoiled. 🙂
Mom, I hope you’re reading this – I’m taking you to this place for a serious margarita and grown up girl chat. xoxox
Right, so do i recommend? Yes. But if you want to eat get there early or be prepared to wait… and if you hate crowds- definitely get there early. Get the steak. Its worth it!