Why We Went: My daughter and I set out to find a Mexican restaurant near her house in Flowood, Mississippi. We chose El Potrillo Mexican Grill & Cantina because the parking lot was full and the building was so cute. We lucked out because the food and delivery was spectacular; obviously the reason it was so packed.
What We Had: I chose one of the lunch specials, Pollo Ranchero, grilled chicken with rice and steamed vegetables. The chicken was drizzled with a spicy dressing and white cheese sauce. My daughter had a grilled fajita chicken quesadilla which came with a side salad and rice. Both of us really enjoyed our meals plus the servings were huge… too huge.
Something Special: The chips were homemade and the lady making them was working nonstop to keep the customers happy. The chips, extra-spicy salsa, as well as the white cheese dip were tasty.
Have You Ever Noticed: The service in Mexican restaurants is always so fast and they greet you in such a prompt manner, which is appreciated.
Bonus: The restaurant is tastefully decorated and has brilliant menus with color pictures and item descriptions.
What Needs Improvement: The bar, which is off to the right side of the restaurant but still seated with people from the lunch crowd, smelled like stale beer. It made me think I was walking down Bourbon Street.
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest): 8
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