When I normally stay in Arcadia, I hit my favorite sushi restaurant. This time I decided to start my stay with Mexican food. A search of google suggested Paco's for the best taco's in town.
Don't trust google.
The test, according to my wife, of a Mexican restaurant is the tamale. For me it is comes down to the rice and beans. I know it sounds strange, but for me it is about the care a restaurant puts into its sides, the stuff that rounds out a meal.
Well, the tamale was dry. What you could taste was the green sauce. The pork was dry and bland.
The rice was lite and fluffy and the beans were pinto beans, not dry or soupy refried. I liked the rice the most of my dinner.
The taco's were okay, a lot of meat on a small street style tortilla. They were brought down by their salsa, which was spicy but bitter.
The basic margarita's were good. Enough that I had two, which is unusual for me. That explains the hopping bar area.
The staff was very friendly and very attentive, without being pushy. They offered chips when I ran out, but I turned them down, too greasy for me.
The decor was nice, classic old school Mexican. It was nice.
Overall, I would say it was okay tourist-y Mexican. I doubt I would be back except for the bar.
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