Take a Wok on the Wild Side – The Wok Chinese Cuisine

I didn’t know what I wanted to eat for dinner so I checked out Nearby places on my handy dandy Yelp app and decided to

Interior

Interior

give this place a try.  I was really impressed with how nice it looked inside! I was seated quickly and given a regular menu as well as an Authentic Chinese Menu.  One side was written in English, the other side in Chinese characters.

Combination Pan Fried Noodles

Combinaton Pan Fried Noodles

I finally decided on the combination pan fried noodles to eat in (regular menu) then ordered spicy chicken (bone – in) and tripe in spicy sauce to go (authentic menu) .  My noodles came out quickly and were steaming hot as you can see in the picture.  The portion was huge and I only ate about half of it.  It was difficult to stop but I knew I would be miserable if I finished the whole thing.

The servers were extremely friendly and courteous.  They brought me a container for my leftovers then brought my to-go order.  When I went up to pay the woman at the counter (who also served me) asked me to let her know how I liked my to go orders.  She gave me a card with their contact info which is also a punch card.  You get 1 stamp for every $10 spent.  After you spend $90 you get $10 off.

Spicy Chicken

Spicy Chicken (bone-in)

When I got home I had to try a little bit of the spicy chicken and the tripe. The tripe came with steamed rice which was great because, even though I only ordered a spicy level of 2, the tripe was really spicy and I needed the rice to cut some of the heat. Both dishes had a similar or possibly identical spicy sauce but the meat made the difference.  The chicken was tender and juicy and was served plain with cucumber spears.  I tossed the chicken in a tablespoon or so of sauce and it was delicious. The sauce included chili oil and Cilantro in addition to the chili flakes.

Tripe in Spicy Sauce

Tripe in Spicy Sauce

Based on the service and the dishes I tried I would definitely put this as one of my favorites in the area.

 

Coney Island Bar is a Sparks Landmark

April Wednesday Night DinnerWednesday morning I received my weekly Yelp email entitled Legendary Landmark Restaurants. Among this week’s highlights was Coney Island Bar located at 2644 Prater Way. I read the reviews and went to their website and noticed a Wednesday Night Dinner option. Tonight’s dinner consisted of Tomato Soup, Garlic Cross Rib Roast, and Asparagus Ravioli with Tarragon Cream Sauce for $21. Each meal is served with soup, salad, and bread and the pasta is freshly made. Dessert can be added for $4 and there are four choices each week. Bread pudding is always on the menu and the other choices this week included Amaretto Cheesecake, Purple Plum Torte, and a Chocolate Zabaglione Trifle.

Before our visit I asked my friend, Melanie, if she had ever been there. Growing up in Sparks I suspected that she had. She told me that there used to be a little amusement park called Coney Island right across the street so they named the bar after it. Apparently the old Reno mobsters hung out here. The first thing we noticed when we sat down was the waiter. Nick has a beautiful handlebar mustache. I felt like we stepped back in time. Most of the clientele were seniors which added even more to the ambiance. If you are looking for a quiet dinner, don’t come here. It is definitely NOT quiet. Everybody is enjoying their conversations and their meals. I think there was only one other table with a party of two. Most of the tables were groups of 4 to 8. Nick came over and asked what we would like to drink, I wanted wine, maybe a Reisling. They didn’t have Reisling but he mentioned a Chardonnay and some reds. I ended up going with a simple White Zin.

2014-04-09 18.07.55There was bread on the table that was very hearty and the butter packets were softened which is a definite plus in my book. I like being able to spread the butter without tearing up the bread. There was also grated Parmesan cheese in a bowl on the table. Our tomato soup came out first. It tasted like it was freshly pureed, not a creamy soup like you would get out of a can. There was a slightly spicy flavor and noodle scraps which I enjoyed. I sprinkled a little of the Parmesan cheese and mixed it in to the soup which added some richness to the soup.

Next came the Spring mix salad. It was topped with a sweet oil and vinegar based dressing. I asked one of the other servers if she knew what was in it. She was new so she asked Nick who came out and explained that it was a secret recipe and even he didn’t know what was in it. Apparently it is a well guarded secret. Nick pointed to a woman at the table next to us and said she was married to one of the Galetti’s who are the original owners. With a name like Galetti, I wouldn’t cross them. Haha! Nick DID say that they sell it by the quart ($10) when they have it available but they didn’t have any left tonight. I will definitely make a trip back , maybe at lunch time, to buy some of it.

2014-04-09 18.33.49The main course came out next. Thinly sliced rib roast, cooked to a medium rare with a nice flavorful crust around the edges. It was tender and only needed a regular knife to cut. The asparagus ravioli with tarragon cream sauce was on the same plate. The ravioli was filled with a puree of asparagus and ricotta then topped with a creamy tarragon sauce then garnished with fresh tarragon. Excellent flavor, the tarragon really complements the flavor of the asparagus. We were not disappointed in any way with this meal.

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Finally it was time for dessert. I am a typical female and cannot pass up chocolate so I went with the chocolate zabaglione trifle. I had no idea what it was but I figured if chocolate was the first word of the title, it had to be good, right? It is similar to tres leches cake but a little firmer. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it. My husband was torn between the bread pudding and the Amaretto cheesecake. With very little convincing on my part, he chose both…the bread pudding to eat in and the cheesecake to go. The bread pudding was a large portion and topped with a caramel sauce. The dessert was moist and heavy, not overly sweet.2014-04-09 18.51.49

Needless to say, we want to go back. The amount of food was appropriate for the price paid and we didn’t feel like we needed a wheelbarrow to get out. We were comfortably full and really enjoyed the experience. My guess is that many of the people that were there are regulars judging by they way the servers were talking to everyone.

Coney Island has a special lunch menu on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays features home made pastas and Thursdays features corned beef and cabbage. Check out their reviews on Yelp then give them a try and let me know what you think!

 

 

 

They Call Me Mellow Yellow…Food Truck

Mellow Yellow Truck

My husband has been frequenting this food truck for quite a while and I go whenever I have the chance,  however, I don’t get to go NEARLY as often as he does. If their food wasn’t so fabulous I would swear he was stepping out on me. Just kidding. I took a break from blogging for quite a few months so I guess that’s why I never blogged about Melissa and Mellow Yellow before now. I have yet to have anything that isn’t absolutely fabulous. Today was no exception.

Drunken Lullaby

Drunken Lullaby

The special this week was the Drunken Lullaby. AMAZING! Applewood Bacon, Jameson onions, Cahill’s Irish porter cheddar, fried egg, and Blackout sauce. The bacon was cooked well but not overly crispy. The onions were sweet and chopped pretty small so they were easy to eat but on the downside, they fell out really easily. On the upside, however, they were so good I ate the drippings with a spoon. YUM! This is my first fried egg on a burger experience and though I was skeptical at first, I couldn’t resist the sound of all the ingredients together. The egg was fried soft so the yolk was runny and blended really well with the Blackout sauce. The sauce is a combination of mayonnaise, smoky mustard and a little bit of habanero sauce. I don’t really like mayo or mustard for that matter but this combination of flavors was excellent. The burger was cooked medium rare and juicy. My only suggestion is don’t wear white when eating this. It is really messy and really good. Kind of reminded me of the Carl’s Jr. commercials where the burger is getting all over the faces of beautiful people but it’s so good nobody cares.

Lester Bangs and Tots

Lester Bangs and Tots

The Lester Bangs contains fire roasted chilies, muenster, avocado, onion rings, and Galveston Island dressing on grilled sourdough. The sandwich was huge! The roasted chilies made for a slight heat and the avocado was really fresh. My husband likened this sandwich to a gourmet patty melt. He also LOVES the tots. They are cooked right and not greasy. I think the burgers are big enough that I probably couldn’t finish the tots so I usually just have a couple of his.

You can follow Mellow Yellow on Twitter and Facebook to find out where they will be serving each day. Make sure to check out their weekly specials, also. If you get a chance to stop by, say “hi” to Melissa. You can also check out their reviews on Yelp. Let me know what you think if you get a chance to visit. I bet you will agree that they have some great food.

Sassafras is Truly an Eclectic Food Joint

While in Carson City this week for work reasons I finally got to try this place that I bookmarked on Yelp nearly a year ago. Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint is located right downtown at 318 N Carson Street.

Sassafras Bacon Praline BurgerBefore I went I took a look at their menu and was impressed by all the different items from salads to appetizers to sandwiches and pizza. The thing that caught my eye today was the Praline Bacon Burger ($12) served with choice of french fries, homemade potato chips, Thai slaw, blue cheese slaw, Yucatan potato salad, sweet potato chips or hand breaded onion rings. I went with the hand cut fries which also came with homemade ketchup. Sorry, I am getting ahead of myself. Let me back up. The Praline Bacon Burger contained crispy thick cut bacon, spiced pecans and a chipotle sauce. The burger was a full half pound and was cooked to a juicy medium rare, just the way I like it. 

Sassafras Burger Cooked I wasn’t sure how the pecans were going to go with a burger but to my pleasant surprise it was amazing. The burger was thick and juicy and the pecans added a nice little crunch. The bacon was thick and crispy but not crumbly. The chipotle sauce looked kind of thin and not very much of it on the burger but it was REALLY good. Some heat but not so much that it overpowered everything else. I could taste all of the different flavors.

As for the ketchup, I really don’t like ketchup. I prefer ranch for my fries but since it was homemade I had to give it a try. It was actually pretty good. It tasted like fresh pureed tomatoes with a hint of something slightly sweet. Personally I would still prefer ranch but I think that most people would enjoy their homemade ketchup.Sassafras Burger Open

The service was quick and friendly and they definitely have an interesting menu. The space is open with relatively high ceilings and big windows looking out onto the street. The tables were set with black linen tablecloths and white linen napkins. I noticed another room near the back that was being used for a private event at the time. It was nearly as large as the main restaurant space.

I truly enjoyed my experience at Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint and am looking forward to going back and taking my husband. Check out their reviews on Yelp and let me know what you think if you give them a try.

Little House on Center…That’s the name of it.

This morning I had some time before I had to be to work so I met up with my husband for a late breakfast/early lunch. We first heard about the Little House on Center a few months ago and tried it for lunch. We were not disappointed but with so many great places to eat we don’t always get back to the places we enjoy as often as we would like. Little House took over the space that used to be Rosie’s Cafe. We were very sad to see Rosie’s close but Little House is doing a great job. It is very light and open now.

Little_House_BLTCAThis morning while perusing the menu I was torn between breakfast and lunch. Once I arrived I decided it was lunch for me. I chose the BLT + A&C ($8.99). Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and melted jack cheese served on a ciabatta roll. It comes with salad or french fries so I went with the salad. The bread was soft and fresh, not dried out like ciabatta bread can sometimes be. There was an ample amount of avocado and bacon and the cheese was a tasty addition. The flavors all went really well together. My only disappointment was that there was barely any dressing on the salad. Turns out that wasn’t a problem because the sandwich was quite filling by itself.

My husband was in a breakfast mood so he went with the fruit topped French Toast ($6.95). The bread was well battered and cooked just right. It came with strawberries and Little_House_French_Toastbananas on top. The portion was quite large and it was obvious by the clean plate that he thoroughly enjoyed his breakfast. They have a good selection of burgers, sandwiches, omelets, benedicts, and salads. Check out their menu here.

We were there kind of early so there were only a few other tables occupied. I’m not sure how busy they get at lunch time but if you are in the area give them a try. The service is excellent. 2 or 3 different people came by at various times to make sure everything was okay. They definitely want to make sure you are satisfied. Take a look at their reviews on Yelp, too and let me know what you think when you give them a  try!

Lookin’ for Some Mexican in Lemmon? Tacos Jalisco is THE Place to Go

A few weeks ago I was going to breakfast at one of our favorite breakfast spots, Hometown Cafe, and noticed a new restaurant where La Fonda de Maria used to be. I told my husband about it and we added it to our list of places to try. We were hopeful because this new place had an actual sign, not a hand-painted one like La Fonda. Don’t get me wrong, we loved La Fonda and were sad to see it close.

Tacos Jalisco CieloTacos Jalisco just opened in January. We decided to go to dinner there about a week ago and when we got there the parking lot was packed. I noticed that the sign said Cantina and Grill. I thought sure we were going to walk in and it was going to be mostly Cantina with very little Grill. We were pleasantly surprised to walk in and find a full restaurant with just a small bar. We were seated quickly and were brought chips and salsa immediately. The service was a little slow but extremely friendly.  As busy as they were, we didn’t mind waiting. It was obvious that everyone was pulling together to get the job done. We were impressed that everyone seemed to be able to do many jobs and they all helped each other. 

This morning we decided to give them a try for breakfast because we noticed they had a decent breakfast menu. The time changed last night so when we arrived at 8:30ish we were the only ones there. We could hear someone working in the back so I walked toward the kitchen and called out. Jose, who I believe was the chef, immediately came out and greeted us, apologizing for not hearing us. He told us to have a seat and explained that the server wasn’t there yet because of the time change. (Apparently she didn’t get the memo). He also said they didn’t have any coffee yet but he could bring us some chips. We decided we would wait a few minutes to see if the server showed up and we started in on the chips and salsa. Jose then went ahead and made us some coffee, even though we were okay without it. We were really impressed that he went out of his way to make us happy. A few minutes later, the server showed up and immediately took our order and apologized for being late.

Tacos Jalisco Chilequiles y HuevosOur food arrived and the portions were huge. I ordered the chilequiles y huevos (&7.99) with red sauce and Paul went with the chope burrito  ($5.99). The chilequiles y huevos consists of fried corn tortillas smothered in red or green sauce (I went with the red) then topped with scrambled eggs and cheese with pico de gallo on the side. The flavor of my chilequiles was great although I might have preferred an extra scrambled egg and less corn tortilla but that is just me. The combination of flavors was enjoyable but there was no way I could finish everything.

Tacos Jalisco Chope BurritoPaul’s chope burrito contained an ample amount of chorizo, some potatoes, as well as peppers and onions. I was really impressed by the amount of chorizo in this huge burrito but possibly even more impressed that he was able to eat the whole thing! Chorizo can be greasy but this wasn’t greasy at all. The plate was clean when he finished. The only negative was that it didn’t come with rice and beans but since I don’t eat beans, he was perfectly satisfied with mine.

Overall, we are very happy to have another great Mexican restaurant so close to home. We were surprised that it was so busy since it only opened recently. Turns out they have a location in Northstar and one in Truckee so they already have a following. The prices here are great! We were both sufficiently stuffed and felt we definitely received good value. Tacos Jalisco is located at 9105 Lemmon Drive about 2 miles north of US395 Check out some of their reviews on Yelp and let me know what you think if you have the opportunity to give this place a try. I think you’ll be glad you did.

Cafe Fiore..The BEST in South Lake Tahoe

Boulevard FrontThis weekend we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. My husband ALWAYS surprises me with a great weekend away where the highlight is some amazing food at new places we have never been. This weekend was no different except that we went to one new place and one place we have been before. Cafe Fiore is, by far, our favorite dinner spot in all of Lake Tahoe so I definitely didn’t mind coming back.

Cafe Fiore Wine Cafe Fiore Wine (2)

Cafe Fiore Wine (1)

They tend to fill up quickly so reservations are required. My husband makes reservations about 2-3 months in advance just to be on the safe side. When he called for my birthday, he thought he was calling ridiculously early but he was told that it wasn’t uncommon to book that early, especially if it is a particularly busy weekend. There are only 7 tables inside that seat a maximum of about 22 people and then they also have patio seating when the weather is warmer. Cafe Fiore also has a pretty extensive wine selection and their bottles are displayed throughout the restaurant in various types of wine racks.

Cafe Fiore potato cake

Cafe Fiore offers about 3 entree specials each evening as well as appetizer and dessert specials. We decided to go with the potato cake and wild mushroom appetizer special. Paul ordered the special Trout Amandine for dinner and I went with Linguine alla Toscana, a regular menu item. I was craving pasta all day in the hopes we might return here for dinner. All entrees are served with soup or salad and a shared side dish which I will get to later.

Cafe Fiore garlic bread Upon being seated and ordering our drinks, our waiter asked us if we would like some garlic bread. It is made to order so they like to get the order in quickly. We love the garlic bread here so before he could even finish asking us if we would like some we said yes. Our garlic bread and potato cake appetizer arrived a short time later. My potato of choice is usually the french fry but the description sounded good and it WAS their special so I went with it. The potato cake was mashed and seasoned then lightly fried or baked which gave it a slightly crispy coating. The wild mushrooms were sliced and very flavorful. I probably would have been happy with just the mushrooms but the potato cake was pretty good, too.

Cafe Fiore salad with shallot vinaigrette Cafe Fiore salad with Creamy GorgonzolaNext came the salads. Paul chose the shallot vinaigrette which was subtle, not overpowering, but you could really taste the shallots. I went with the creamy Gorgonzola.  The salads were made with romaine lettuce and had shredded carrots and purple cabbage for color as well as some croutons. Mine was also topped with crumbled Gorgonzola. The dressing was creamy and tasted similar to bleu cheese. I guess that is because Gorgonzola is a type of bleu cheese produced in Northern Italy. I learned something new this evening!

Cafe Fiore shared side (1)After finishing our salads our plates were cleared. Our main courses and shared side dish were delivered a few minutes later. The servers really do a great job timing the various parts of the meal. Nothing is rushed but you never feel like you have to wait a long time between courses either. There are three servers and they all work all of the tables so the service is efficient. The shared side dish consisted of penne pasta drizzled lightly with olive oil, grilled zucchini, a new red potato, and carrot puree. The grilled zucchini was my favorite this time with the pureed carrots coming in a close second (and I don’t even like carrots). The zucchini had a great roasted flavor. It really needed no seasoning. The carrots were slightly sweet and extremely smooth.

Cafe Fiore Trout Amandine

I must confess that I have never really tried trout. I always think of it as being stinky because I remember the smell of it being fried up when I was a child. Since that was a few decades ago, I decided I wanted to try a bite. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor and might even order it in the future. It wasn’t “fishy” tasting like I expected.

Cafe Fiore Linguine alla Toscana

My Linguine alla Toscano was tossed with chicken, Italian sausage, red onions, tri-color bell peppers, butter, garlic and sherry. If I had to say anything negative it would be that the chicken pieces were a little large so they had to be cut with a knife. As a result, the pieces were slightly dry on the inside. Everything else in this dish was fabulous, especially the sausage and the light amount of sauce. The Italian sausage was perfect, juicy and tasty. The onions and bell peppers were sauteed and soft.

Cafe Fiore White Choc Ice Cream Cafe Fiore Poached PearCafe Fiore’s signature dessert is their homemade white chocolate ice cream garnished with fresh blueberries and sliced strawberries. I have to admit it is my dessert of choice, however, I wanted to give something else a try, simply for blog purposes. I knew Paul would get the ice cream so I could surely talk him out of some bites. A special tonight was a pear poached in white wine and sugar, then rolled in almond slivers and served over a pomegranate port reduction. The pears were soft and the reduction sauce was sweet. Although I enjoyed my dessert, I kept eyeing the ice cream. Luckily the server brought us each a fork and a spoon so we could easily just dig right in to each other’s desserts. I knew mine was safe because Paul doesn’t really like pears but I had no problem helping myself to some of his ice cream. This is not your ordinary ice cream. Have you ever eaten white chocolate and just let it melt on your tongue? Combine that smooth but thick consistency with cold cream. It is like nothing I have ever had. I savor every bite. Something this good just can’t be rushed. Since it was our anniversary, both desserts were presented with a candle, which I thought was a nice touch.

Take a look at their reviews on Yelp. They currently rank 4 1/2 stars with nearly 200 reviews. Their address is listed as Ski Run Blvd in South Lake Tahoe but it is actually set back a bit from the main road and the entrance is on Tamarack. If you are just looking on Ski Run, it could be easy to miss. When in South Lake Tahoe for a special occasion, this is the place to go. I never hesitate to recommend Cafe Fiore.

Dandelion Deli is Definitely Dandy!

Dandelion ExteriorOur office started a lunch club last month and that is when I reviewed Creme Cafe. This month we were supposed to go one Wednesday but due to some things that came up in the office, not everyone could go so we decided to postpone it a week. In the meantime, however, some of us needed to eat, especially the pregnant one, Shannon. One of our other members suggested we try Anthony’s Dandelion Deli and Cafe on Wells. Last August this place took second place for Best Vegetarian in the Reno News and Review Annual Reader’s Choice column. I saved it in my Restaurant Favorites on Google so I could easily access their menu. It looked pretty good so we gave it a try.

Dandelion Interior

It is located in a blue and white building at 1170 S. Wells, very plain and easy to miss if you don’t know what you are looking for. We walked in and were both really impressed. It is bright and colorful and inviting. It makes you happy just walking in the door. We walked up to the counter and the woman who waited on us, (maybe an owner?) was very nice. She described the layout of their menu and told us what their specials were. It was obvious she was proud of their product. Shannon and I both noticed one of the specials was a Mediterranean pizza. The server suggested we share a pizza and try one of their other specials as well but we both really wanted the pizza so we went with that.

Dandelion Salad

The pizza came with a salad so I ordered the house dressing which is a balsamic vinaigrette and Shannon ordered the poppy seed. We sat down and our salads came quickly. The vinaigrette was tangy and slightly sweet. Shannon enjoyed the poppy seed dressing which was also sweet. Before we finished our salads, our pizzas arrived. They looked fabulous and once we took our first bites we were glad we each had a whole one to ourselves. The toppings were all fresh and included red onion, olive, sun dried tomato, zucchini, bell pepper, artichoke hearts, feta, and mozzarella cheese. This was all on top of a gluten free crust. (As we were leaving, I noticed that you can purchase their gluten free bread and bake it yourself.)Dandelion Mediterranean Pizza

Dandelion Peanut Butter Choc Chip CookieAs we were leaving I also noticed a chocolate chip cookie and some pasta salad that I wanted to try so I decided to get both and take it back to the office with me. The chocolate chip cookie was actually a peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips. It had a definite peanut butter flavor and was thick and soft, almost like a brownie. It was so moist , it was fudge-like. I cut the cookie up in about 8 pieces so  everyone could have a bite. It seemed unanimous, it was a hit. The pasta salad was good, too. Not quite as good as the one I had at Yosh’s but I wouldn’t hesitate to order it again. The dressing was kind of sweet and Shannon said it was similar to the poppy seed dressing on her salad.

Dandelon dessertsThey market themselves as the place where “vegans and carnivores can come together to dine.” They have a great selection of gluten free offerings as well. Instead of red meat you will find a selection of turkey, chicken and fish. One item that caught my eye was the meatball hero where they use ground turkey. Had it not been for the amazing pizza, I would have ordered that instead. Next time, though, and there WILL be a next time! Dandelion also has a pretty good selection of all-natural sodas and juices. 

Check out their reviews on Yelp and let me know if you have tried Anthony’s Dandelion Deli and Cafe. If you have, what did you think?

Vonz Diner…50’s Style Diner in the North Valleys

A new diner moved in to the North Valleys a few months ago. Vonz Diner is located in the North Hills Shopping Center between Golden Valley and Lemmon Valley. I thought about trying it for awhile but a few weeks ago I heard a commercial on the radio talking about their second location in Sparks. I thought, well, if they are opening a second location they must be doing pretty good at their first location so my husband and I gave it a shot for breakfast.

Vonz Diner Biscuits and GravyI ordered the biscuits and gravy while Paul ordered the Tijuana omelet. We both ordered coffee which was good because we had to wait a long time for our food after we ordered. When we walked in, there was only one other person inside and he was sitting at the counter. As we waited, a few more people came in. I didn’t notice anybody else getting their food before us so I have no idea what took so long.

Eventually our food came. My biscuits and gravy came with two biscuits, each cut in half. They were fresh and soft, not hard like some places so that was good. The gravy had sausage and a nice amount of black pepper  for flavoring.. The highlight was the home fries. They seemed to be sauteed with some onions which were caramelized and they were seasoned just right. I really enjoyed these potatoes.

Vonz Diner Tijuana OmeletPaul’s Tijuana omelet consisted of onions, Ortega chiles, tomatoes, chili with beans, and cheese. He went with the hash browns. The omelet was okay, nothing spectacular but a solid choice. The hash browns were bland, though.

Overall, I may give them another try if for no other reason than to enjoy their home fries. Their reviews on Yelp are either really good or really bad. Not a lot in between. I couldn’t find a website for them so that is a little disappointing and no menu to be found either. If you have tried Vonz, what did you think?

La Posada Real

La Posada Exterior Quite some time ago our Boy Scout troop was doing a fundraiser and La Posada Real helped us out with some of the food. One of the Scout moms arranged it and I had been wanting to try out some of their food ever since. I happened to be heading back to work from an appointment one day and decided to stop in and try it. The space is quite large, broken up into about 3-4 rooms as well as an enclosed patio off to the side. It is simply decorated.

La Posada Chips and SalsaChips and salsa were quickly brought to my table and my drink order was taken. A short (appropriate) amount of time later, the server took my order and my food arrived quickly. The chips were very light and the salsa was thick and coated the chips nicely. There was also a decent amount of cilantro in the salsa but, in my opinion, you can never have too much cilantro.

La Posada Carne Asada Taco and Chile RellenoMy food came quickly. I had ordered the carne asada taco and chile relleno as well as a cheese quesadilla, a la carte. The taco consisted of a flour tortilla with a small amount of melted cheese and cubes of grilled carne asada. The lettuce and tomato was on the side. The chile relleno was large and cheesy with a tasty sauce that had a consistency similar to gravy. The egg batter on the relleno was light. The gravy-like sauce was a little overpowering about halfway through the relleno so I ended up scraping a lot of it off.

La Posada QuesadillaThe quesadilla was thick with a blend of cheeses and was served with sourcream and lettuce on the side. The guacamole was light and flavorful. My food was served quickly and my plates were cleared quickly. Overall I enjoyed my meal, especially the chips and salsa and the quesadilla. I really liked the salsa so the chips and quesadilla were just a vehicle for the salsa.

La Posada Real is located on Longley at McCarran. They don’t have a website and Facebook has not been updated for almost a year but you can check out their reviews on Yelp and let me know what you think. You can see their menu on menupix.