t’s been ages since we’ve been out for Mexican food. For our first dinner of the trip, we decided to try Jalapeños Mexican Food. It’s located beside a Super Save gas station.
We dropped in on a Saturday (around 5:00pm). The inside is colourful in typical Mexican fashion with lively music to match. Service is friendly with one worker manning the front.
The two page menu consists of breakfast, plates, tacos/tortas, burritos/quesadillas, burgers, appetizers and desserts.
They have some cheap weekday specials ($10.99 to $11.99) and pozle ($12.99) on the weekends.
They brought two hot sauces: a mild and a hotter one.
The fish one was terrible; you remember fish sticks out of a box? That’s what this was with a thousand island type sauce and iceberg lettuce.
The al pastor was salty and slightly overcooked.
Carnitas was a touch better but bland. They give you a good portion of meat but overall, tacos were disappointing.
Steak was bigger than we expected, flat style and thin.
The enchiladas had a good amount of chicken but the red sauce lacked depth and flavour. Mostly one-dimensional. Beans were better than average. Rice and salad were unmemorable.
JMF didn’t satisfy my Mexican cravings. This is why I usually wait to cross the border to get my fix.
Jalapeños Mexican Food
450-B Wakesiah Avenue