Surprisingly, I didn’t find much difference. I enjoyed it both times. The barbecued ribs, among the best anywhere, were kind of dried out at 2:30, but on the other hand they weren’t served yet at 9:30 a.m..
For my first round I had mashed potatoes. They weren’t hot, but the lovely, kind waiters happily microwaved them. The nice man behind the grill cooked me some over easy eggs perfectly to my specifications. A little menudo in a bowl – red, my favorite, was excellent. I think the beef tacos might be better first thing — very fresh and tasty. Cooked apple slices, which I enjoy, and a pineapple tamale were delicious and filled me up. A nice strong cup of what they promised was decaf, no jittery after effects, and I was on my way.
In the afternoon the mashed potatoes were hot. Go figure. I love mashed potatoes and theirs are excellent. Some crispy baked chicken, some barbecue ribs, a little more menudo which was a bit different, as though someone else cooked it, some outstanding flan, not too sweet, just right, some good spicy, crunchy guacamole, and once again I left full and happy.
This is not gourmet food. It’s comfort food. Plenty, tasty, hot and filling. Many dishes I didn’t try, many that look delicious. Chipotle chicken in cream sauce always calls to me, but in fact it’s too spicy for my taste. I pick the foods that comfort me, and I always leave happier than when I arrive, even if it’s twice in one day.
When I looked around I saw cheerful, full, content people: some because of the included Bloody Mary’s, some just because of being in a familiar, comfortable place, hanging out with their family or friends, and eating their fill of their favorite foods.
Sunday, 9-3, La Fonda, Km 58, La Mision. 646 155 0308 $13.95