El Maguey Restaurant Review

Today I am flying solo. Leise is off doing her stuff and I have a couple hours free time and I am hungry. We have avoided El Maguey in the past because we drove by and just judged at the place from the outside. Once again in Hawaii I am learning to not judge a book by it’s cover. I love Mexican food. Being born and raised in San Diego, California it is part of my soul. I recognize this as I walk in this restaurant and just past the counter and cash register you can see the small rectangular kitchen with a large table in the middle which 4 Mexican women are preparing food.  The only language I hear spoken is English. The walls are adorned with the caballero ropes and hats and colorful blankets and skirts which have come to symbolize Mexico. Releasing a sigh, I smile. I am home.

I order a Dos XX Lager and Chile Relleno a la carte. Chile Relleno is the quintessential mexican dish for me. If they get this wrong everything will be bad and i won’t go back. If they get it right, they have earned repeat business from me. I don’t want to get to full. I know Leise will want to eat when I pick her up. The waitress brings me chips and salsa. The salsa is caliente. Thank you God. The chips are hand made corn chips tasty, crisp, and fresh.

El Maguey Chile Relleno

Today I am flying solo. Leise is off doing her stuff and I have a couple hours free time and I am hungry. We have avoided El Maguey in the past because we drove by and just judged at the place from the outside. Once again in Hawaii I am learning to not judge a book by it’s cover. I love Mexican food. Being born and raised in San Diego, California it is part of my soul. I recognize this as I walk in this restaurant and just past the counter and cash register you can see the small rectangular kitchen with a large table in the middle which 4 Mexican women are preparing food.  The only language I hear spoken is English. The walls are adorned with the caballero ropes and hats and colorful blankets and skirts which have come to symbolize Mexico. Releasing a sigh, I smile. I am home.

I order a Dos XX Lager and Chile Relleno a la carte. Chile Relleno is the quintessential mexican dish for me. If they get this wrong everything will be bad and i won’t go back. If they get it right, they have earned repeat business from me. I don’t want to get to full. I know Leise will want to eat when I pick her up. The waitress brings me chips and salsa. The salsa is caliente. Thank you God. The chips are hand made corn chips tasty, crisp, and fresh.

Aloha,    James Christopher

ThruJimsEyes.com

http://www.tripadvisor.com/members/ThruJimsEyes

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