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Places I Like – Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant

March 10th, 2009 Comments off

que-pasa-round-rock-tx1 I have been eating at Que Pasa in Round Rock, Texas for several months now and thought that I would give them a shout out. I like Mexican food in general but was severally disappointed in the type of Mexican food that was served here in Texas. The reason for my disappointment was that Mexican food on the West Coast is different then it is here in Texas.

There is a reason that Mexican food here in Texas is called Tex Mex – it’s different. After several months of not having an Mexican food my wife and went to try some Tex Mex with a different mindset – we are trying something new so don’t expect it taste like West Coast Mexican food. With that mindset we loved it and frequent several Tex Mex places in the area.

Back to Que Pasa…

We stumbled upon Que Pasa about 6 months ago when El Arroyo closed near the Baskin Robbins off of Highway 79. We decided to try. From the first day we were impressed. It was West Coast style Mexican food and was great.

I have tried several things on their menu but usually go for their Flautas (made with corn tortillas as opposed to flour). Some times I will opt for a crispy shredded beef taco and/or an enchilada. Their fajitas are good as well. Another thing that I really like about Que Pasa are the prices, they are really affordable.

Some people here in Texas may not like Que Pasa because their food is not traditional Tex Max and that is understandable. I think if they would go there with an open mind, like we did to Tex Mex restaurants here in Texas, then I think that they would be pleasantly surprised.

Carl’s JR Comes to Texas

January 23rd, 2009 Comments off

carls-jr-cedar-park-txCarl’s Jr has come to the great state of Texas and setup shop in Cedar Park which is just 15 minutes north of Austin.

Carl’s Jr started way back in the 40’s in Southern California as a hot dog cart and has been growing nationally ever since. Having grown up in So Cal myself I frequented Carl’s for the Western Bacon Cheese Burger. This hamburger consists of a flame broiled patty, cheese, bacon, onion rings, and BBQ sauce. It is truly a unique burger that I missed when moving to Texas.

Today I went to Car’ls Jr in Cedar Park to relive my days Western Bacon Cheese Burger delight and I was not disappointed. The burger was great. It seems that they have upgrade to a new style of french fries that are the “natural cut” fries which were quite tasty.

The only drawback to the Cedar Park location is that the seating is limited. I was lucky to get a seat even though I got there before the lunch rush. As I was finishing there were people with food but without a seat. They do have room to add tables outside and I would highly recommend it.

In talking with the server that took my order Carl’s is planning on adding 15 more locations in the area. The sever also said that their was another Carl’s Jr in the southern part of Austin but was not sure of the exact location.

All-in-all it was a good experience and I am happy to have another creature comfort from my days in California. Now all we need in In & Out Burger here in Texas!

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