The highlight of our meal at Plaza Azteca was the guacamole (could you tell from the title?). They make it table-side, and it is DELICIOUS! The chips & salsa are also very tasty, but guac is well worth the 8 bucks. Another great thing is that they'll just keep on bringing the chips & salsa. We were already sort of full by the time our meals came.
The drinks were just okay. My wife had the margarita, which wasn't made with love (salt already slid down the outside by the time it got there, not a lot of alcohol). I ordered a Coke Zero, but got a diet coke. I asked for (& was given) a sweet tea to replace it, and that was good. The kids asked if they had root beer, and the server said yes, but when these came, they were in a bottle. I'm one of those folks that thinks that when it comes in a bottle (without free refills), the server should warn you.
The food was pretty good. I had the Enchiladas del Puerto (seafood), and these were good (not amazing, but good). The sides were refried beans & rice; the beans were decent (again, not great, but good) and the rice was VERY good. My wife had the chicken chimichanga, and she greatly enjoyed it. My son had the taco / burrito kids meal, and he was quite happy. My daughter had the quesadilla, which was also okay. However, she asked for fries instead of rice, but the server just brought an extra side of fries along with the rice (& charged us for it).
It was my son's birthday (he chose to go here because he likes Mexican), and I had mentioned this to the hostess upon our arrival. She must have told the waiter (we never did) because after our meal, some employees came out with a drum and sang happy birthday to "Panchito" (they give him a sombrero to wear and gave him that name), which was quite fun. This made up for the other minor issues we had experienced.
Overall, we enjoyed the experience. If we're back in the Outer Banks, we'd probably try it again just for the guacamole alone.
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