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Mexico Lindo

11 Apr
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Chile Relleno

Mexico Lindo

600 Kailua Rd

Kailua, HI 96734

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10am-9pm / Fri & Sat 10am-10pm

Mexico Lindo has some of the most delicious well prepared looking food, with some of the blandest tastes and saddest service. I’ve been to Mexico Lindo twice, but only because I was living in denial that the food had to be better.

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Nachos – 1st Visit

We started off our meal, both times, with nachos. Here lies the proof of inconsistent preparation. Our first encounter with the nachos was a cheesy mess. Yes, everything was bland, but the abundance of cheese at least made it an enjoyable experience. Our second go at the nachos was unrecognizable, neatly prepped and sparsely topped. Rather than digging through endless cheese we were left with empty chips.

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Nachos – 2nd Visit

As far as main dishes go we have tried their crispy tacos and chile relleno. The chile relleno was ok, battered and cheesy, well dressed, but bland. The rice and beans that come with all their plates, look amazing, taste like water. The tacos are so sad. Please fry your own shells if you’re serving hard shell tacos and you’re not Taco Bell.

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Crunchy Taco

Now onto the service. It was in no way bad, but clearly fake. The waitresses are with their fake smiles and fake politeness, do enough to deserve your tip, but not enough to make you comfortable asking for a refill or extra salsa.

The one possible redeeming quality this place may have would be their margaritas. They look really good, but I haven’t tried one yet.

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Childhood Memories in Old Town La Puente

31 Jul

Location:

144 N 1st St
La Puente, CA 91744

Hours:

Mon-Thurs 9 am – 8 pm / Fri 9 am – 9 pm / Sat 8 am – 9 pm / Sun 8 am – 8 pm

**Lunch specials Monday-Friday til 2pm**

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Complimentary Chips and Salsa

La Indiana is located down the street from where my mom used to work. When I was little my dad was a stay at home dad, the Mr. Mom, and my mom was the bread winner. Through stories I have been told that my parents would go out to eat here. They would bring me and as a toddler I would dance up and down the walkways of the restaurant. We never really went back once my mom stopped working at the dealership.

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Jamaica

My dad passed away in 2009 and my mom decided to take me back there. The restaurant is decorated with these big painted parrots. I did not remember going there ever, but the parrots, as soon as I saw them, seemed so familiar. Even though I had not been there for probably 15 years and had no conscious memory of the restaurant, it felt familiar.

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Taco and Enchilada Plate

Despitehaving a special place in my heart and history La Indiana has amazing food at really good prices. I have never eaten anything there that I have not loved from their chile relleno to their tacos. They have amazing beans and rice too, which comes with pretty much every plate.

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My usual form La Indiana is their taco lunch special. It comes with a fried taco, salad, rice and beans. It is delicious and so satisfying for $5.50.  The beef in that taco is flavorful and tender and it is topped with fresh lettuce, tomato and yummy cheese. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

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Other things I have tried from there include their tacquitos, tamales, chile relleno, and cheese enchilada. All very good. Every meal also comes with hot fresh chips, so hard not to fill up on them before your food gets there. This last trip there I tried their jamaica and it is probably one of my all time favorites.