Posted: Apr 30, 2008 3:00 pm
we ate at the happy mexican downtown the other day and i was pretty impressed. i'm not really a salsa person, but goddamn they got the best. good marguiritas too
The only thing that is good about The Happy Mexican is the owner, Larry. He's a great guy- very sweet. Their food went to shit when they moved from their original location inside The Artisan Hotel on the corner of McLean and Union and changed their name. (They were once called Las Margaritas.)
The Mr. and I enjoy going into the hardcore, non-gringo/ guerro establishments where they serve truly authentic Mexican food, like the Supermarcado Mexicana on Winchester and Mt. Moriah (I think). To this date, I think we're the only whities (besides the police) who have been in there. It's cool, though. The restuarant is located in the back of a huge indoor flea market. No margaritas, but plenty of beer. It's fun to go there on a Sunday and watch soccer games. I'll admit, it does take some courage to go in there for the first time, though. It helps if you have a friend with you who speaks fluent spanish or at least some spanish.
I think Teresa should call her Mexican restaurant, "Holy Mole", after a dish Sanford made (or ate?) on an old Sanford and Son episode. God I love that show.