United States of America Restaurant Tips by akkipaa
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I travelled through part of U.S on off season, May, and this was one pearl on my trip, it is tourist trap, but anyway it was crowded (in positive way), living, calm, cool, different, what so ever. I don't like messing food, but if you volunteer to eat 72 ounce steak, you can do it, whist it is a competition. Perfect service, good food, lot of beer selections and live music, what else a tired motorist would like to have?
Eating competition was ongoing, two guys (there are room and counting for six) were trying, or struggling, to eat 72oz beef and finally both failed. I didn't even imagine to try and my recommendation to you is: don't try this here or your home.
Favorite Dish: Definitely 72 ounce steak is famous but, my recommendation, no favourite, I selected smaller one. Take what ever you can eat, if I remember correctly, we selected 12oz sirloins.
Second cons (two last photos): the place is safe, as you can see from pictures and if you get bored out there, you can take a shooting round in the amusement area.
Address: 7701 I-40 East Amarillo, Texas
Comparison: about average
Directions: East side of Amarillo
They say in web pages: "SMK is simply the best authentic mexican food restaurant at the Grand Canyon!". I don't know, it might be true, visited and saw only this one! Ok, let's start, the place is colorfully decorated, the service was ok (there were 2 other customers, so they had time to us), but somehow "invisible". I got a feeling that they just work, not that their intention is to serve us with "the best attitude".
I haven't been in Mexico, have only eaten Mexican food in non-Mex countries, so I don't know how it originally looks, but I don't understand why all portions look same, no matter what you ordered.
It was late afternoon when we came in and we was hungry. Mission done, not hungry anymore, but it was only food, not an extremely "best or fantastic" as they say in the web pages.
Address: Highway 64, Tusayan, AZ
Phone: 928 638-4654
A little bit slow service, we were sitting in balcony and we got an impression that staff meshed up the order of customers. The food was good as taste, but once again the plate look like the food has been thrown to it. It was impossible to see what the dish was. I am not a specialist of Mexican food, someone could get an better idea.
Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the plates we ate, only poor quality video clip.
The menu is normal including a few salads, some pork, fish, shrimp, steak, a few other related items. Vegetables, green chili cheddar and potatoes.
Live music included, guitars and singing, like always in Mexico, sounds always similar, some changes to playing list could be considered sometimes.
Address: 139 W San Francisco Santa Fe, NM 87501
Directions: Santa Fe Plaza
Phone: (505) 995-0139
The Plaza bakery is a great cafe style bakery. The fresh pastries, breakfast burritos and cakes are on the list. We selected offer of "Good Morning Santa Fe" with coffee and had a very nice day starter there. Bill was about 10$ per person. My recommendation.
The Cafe is centrally located, easy to find and it might be a little bit over priced (but still the value money is ok).
Favorite Dish: Check the photo, you can see the logo and what we ate.
Address: 56 E San Francisco St Santa Fe, NM 87501
Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: (505) 988-3858
Price: less than US$10
This restaurant was the one of the closest we found in dark evening and the decision was okay. Live music, friendly and fast service and enough food. It was a little bit oldish, but that's the level we were looking for. The food was tasty, not excellent, but really worth of value.
The other plate was a little bit messy as you can see from photo, but according to my research the mess was new food not old :) Who cares, we were hungry. (The bill was under 60 dollars for two and we drank at least some beers, Tecate, if I remember correctly.)
Live music was a tourist trap, Mexican looking man singing some Mexican lyrics.
Address: 1201 E Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: (505) 722 7229
During our stay in New Mexico and Arizona, I ate some 20-30 plates Mexican. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. For some reason they all looked similar: beans, meat and tacos, burritos. The only difference was eggs on breakfast.
Good and enough to prevent starving for half day or more.
Favorite Dish: Check the photo, egg, beans and ham or something related.
Address: 200 E Highway 550, Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: 505 867 7275
Price: less than US$10
The Legend from restaurants web pages;
"Many years ago, when the cattle roamed free and Cowpokes and Cowgirls rode the range, a sassy young Cowgirl figured out that she could have as much fun smokin’ meats and baking fine confections as she could bustin’ broncs and rounding up outlaws. So she pulled into the fine bustling city of Santa Fe and noticed that nobody in town was making Barbeque the way she learned out on the range. She built herself a Texas-style barbecue pit and soon enough the sweet and pungent scent of mesquite smoke was wafting down Guadalupe street and within no time at all folks from far and near were lining up for heaping portions of tender mesquite-smoked brisket, ribs and chicken. Never one to sit on her laurels, our intrepid Cowgirl figured out that all those folks chowing down on her now-famous BBQ need something to wash it all down with. Remembering a long-forgotten recipe from the fabled beaches of Mexico, she began making the now-legendary Frozen Margarita and the rest, as we say, is History. Before you could say “Tequila!” the musicians were out playing on the Cowgirl Patio and the party was in full swing."
Address: 319 S. Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM
Phone: 505 982-2565
We were here on lunch time, steak prices 6-7$, burgers 6-7, soups and salads 5-8. Nice and clean, just correct and helpful service and we spend 28 bugs for two plates and some refreshments.
Favorite Dish: Colton's "loaded" chicken and Colton's fried Steak. My recommendations
Address: 1675 North Bishop Avenue, Rolla, MO
Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: On route 66 currently72 and 63.
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