I was spoiled while living in Texas and never even realized it until I moved to Tennessee. Do you even know how hard it is to get some good Mexican food in this state? Nearly impossible! After living in Waco for four years, I grew accustomed to being able to get a decent meal pretty much any time of the day or night. Not so here.
I believe I have eaten at about four different Mexican restaurants in Knoxville and at best they have been mediocre. Two of the restaurants are always packed, which led me to believe that they would be good. Not the case. Actually, they were pretty bad. I have no idea why they are so busy. One was new so I decided to try it out, but it was just as bad as the other two. The fourth one was somewhat decent, but did not come close to Lupita's, Cancun, Ninfa's, or anywhere else I ate at in Waco.
At two of the restaurants I've tried here, they have had a "vegetarian" section on the menu. I thought "Great! This is just what I need!" Well, except that by "vegetarian" they mean that they take a burrito, quesadilla, enchilada, or whatever and fill it with the frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrot veggie mix and then pour this strange cheese mixture over the concoction. The end result is pretty horrible, as you could imagine. I had the "vegetarian" burrito at one place and could only stomach half. I tried the "vegetarian" quesadilla and another restaurant, thinking that it would be full of cheese, beans, stuff like that. Nope, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Who makes a quesadilla with frozen vegetables??
I miss me some good Mexican food. :(