This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Three Amigos Mexican Grill and Cantina located in the Midwood area of Charlotte. Dora here. You getting tired of Midwood yet? I’m not. 🙂 This restaurant located in a small strip center provides an ideal location for a quick drop-in lunch or a family get-together for dinner.
As part of an online app promotion, we started with a free Beef Empanada, a pastry shell turnover made by folding dough over a filling, beef hamburger in this case, sealing it, and frying it.
This Empanada was great, fried golden brown, with a juicy filling including cheese. Dora here. And what a great start it was! Gooey cheese pocketed in the perfect crust.
For the meal, I ordered the Fajitas De Camaron, shrimp fajitas cooked with onions and green peppers served in a cast iron skillet along with sides of rice and refried beans, delivered to the table, sizzling. The shrimp and vegies were tender, but I would have liked more seasoning to bring out the flavor.
|Fajitas de Camaron|
Be prepared for ginormous portion sizes. If we’d known, we could’ve easily shared.
Dora here. So hubby knows that I usually order fajitas at Mexican restaurants. At his prodding to try something different (I find it interesting that he ordered fajitas, don’t you? What’s up with that? 🙂 ) and the server’s recommendation, I opted for the Bistec Encebollado, grilled steak with onions along with rice and refried beans. And tortilla shells, of course.
In my opinion, this tasted much like steak fajitas and I would’ve enjoyed it with a bit more zest as well. Other than that, the tortillas, both flour and corn, tasted like they were made on site and the beans and rice were good. Overall, the meal was pleasant.
I would rate this restaurant 4 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving great food.
What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo?
Do you have a favorite Mexican restaurant?