El NovilloPosted: November 28, 2007 | Author: marga | Filed under: Restaurants | Leave a comment »
El Novillo is only a few yards from my house but it’d been years since I had eaten there. I remembered the food not being particularly good and expensive in comparison to our staple, Los Pericos. Plus, I don’t like the fact that the place sells and advertises beer right in front of our elementary school. Still, today I was starving and I had practically no food at home, so I decided to give it a try again. Bad choice.
I had a burrito with sour cream and cheese, but without rice and beans (about $6). It just wasn’t very good. The meat didn’t have much flavor and was overwhelmed by the cheese. It also came with no salsa or anything beyond meat, sour cream and cheese, so it was on the dry side and pretty boring to eat. It was average size and I think still overpriced. I can get something much better at Los Pericos for less.
I ordered a cheese quesadilla for the kids ($3.50, I think), and it was just a plain tortilla filled with cheese. Nothing exciting there. The kids sort of ate it, but they are finicky.
On the plus side, their chips are quite good. Still, you won’t see me going back any time soon.