Hey friends, the crew at MAC had a little “contest” regarding our posts. During the week that I wrote my article on Hip Hop producer/rapper combos, we came up with the concept of whoever got the most views on their post within 24 hours of their post going up got to select a topic for the rest of the crew to write about for a selected week, and the winner was our Thursday writer Chase! He requested us to write about a food joint that we hadn’t had/had only once or twice and give a review. Nevertheless, here’s my take on a Mexican joint on Route 60 in Barboursville, WV.
A buddy of mine introduced me to this place about two weeks ago, claiming that “it’s SOOO much better than Casa Grande. man.” Blasphemy. I thought “how is that even possible?”
Turns out, he wasn’t too far off.
Whenever I take a trip to ol’ Casa Grande I get the same thing every time. The beloved Quesadilla Casa Grande (pretty plain though, basically just chicken, cheese, and the tortilla smothered in queso). Hits the taste buds just right. When my buddy brought up the idea that Tequila Grill could top it, I had to give it a try.
I ordered what I thought sounded about the same as Casa Grande’s quesadilla, Tequila Grill’s rendition was called the “Quesadilla Grande” so I figured that had to be pretty close to the same thing. Sure enough, it was.
It took what seemed like 20 minutes to get our food and we had about four or five different waiters/waitresses ask us if we needed anything throughout that time. It got a little confusing trying to tell when you’d get a refill or not.
The time came when we finally got our food and to my absolute non-surprise, my quesadilla looked exactly like what I would receive from Casa Grande, but only about 15 minutes after I would receive it there.
With as much as it hurts my heart to say this, I have to say that that quesadilla was probably the most delicious thing I’ve ever had. BUT, that’s the only thing I would say is better than Casa Grande in any way.
Tequila Grill might have a better quesadilla, but they don’t have:
Locality (to me at least, driving Route 60 is a pain)
And most importantly, they don’t have Carlos.
I give Tequila Grill a SOLID 9/10 for the soul fact that the food was incredible. If the experience and service had matched that of Casa, I definitely would’ve given them a 10/10.
That’s it from me today. Be on the lookout for the rest of the crew’s reviews on the restaurants they select throughout the week!