Thursday, March 22, 2012

Miserable Mistake at Mexicali Rosa's

*** Update 10/19/2015 - The wings have recently changed, I need to review them soon ***

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Mexi’s and I’m a fan of Mexican food and Tequila, so I figured this would be a great place to go to enjoy a Margarita on such a nice day in Halifax.  Who would have thought this would have been the biggest mistake I’ve made all day?  What the hell happened to this place?  I used to frequent it a bit back when it was located up the street, this is not how I remember it though. 

Mexi’s has been promoting wings and nacho deals on Thursday’s recently however I soon found out the wing deal has been abolished.  I was told this was because they cannot compete with other places that offer wing specials.  I totally agree with them on that, I can’t believe wings are even an option in the menu.  This just might have been the worst $11.99 I've spent in my life.  

Breading: n/a – The wings were not breaded, so this category goes unrated. 

Overall quality: 2/5 – These wings did not look good as soon as they arrived, puny and shriveled up are a couple of words that could describe them.  They were cooked, so that’s good I guess. 
Carrot sticks with wings on the side.
Small feather, but still, it's a feather. 
Sauce selection: 2/5 – Your options are mild, medium, hot, honey garlic, suicide or hot and honey.  I went with the hot and honey on the side.  The sauce was the best part of the meal. 

Service: 1/5 – This category managed to get a point only because food actually arrived on the table.  It seemed odd when we initially sat down and waited almost 15 minutes for someone to come by and offer a drink and provide a menu.  Even though she was cleaning the tables all around us for the majority of the time we were waiting.  We were greeted with a “Did you just sit down?”.  Yes, 15 minutes ago.  Apparently we are supposed to be waited to be seated however I made it a point to look for one of those signs before I entered, no sign and no one standing next to the door to let us know to hang on for a minute, so that’s why I walked in a took a seat at one of the numerous empty tables I seen.

I was a little irritated that it took so long just to see a menu, but then she took off for another 10 minutes even before our drink orders were taken.   A couple of things were missing when the food and my Margarita finally arrived, cutlery and napkins (I realize you don’t need a fork to eat wings however there was more food than just wings).  Thankfully all the clean empty tables around us had nice shiny forks waiting to be used, so we helped ourselves to those.  Luckily a drink refill was offered during the meal, I needed something to wash my wings down with and decided to order a beer.  It arrived after the meal was finished anyway.  And it was flat, seemed a fitting way to get this experience over with. 

Size: 2/5 – The wings were pretty small, even the drumsticks were pretty lame.
I'd almost rather chew on the fork. 
Overall rating: 1.75/5

I was really disappointed Mexi’s ended up with such a low rating, I used to be a huge fan of this place years ago, it was always nice to stop in for a few Margaritas.  The next time I’m in the area and feel like some Tequila, I’ll be sure to visit a different establishment, there is certainly no shortage of them around.  

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