Monday, December 14, 2009


Dear Ojeda's,
Maybe it was because we deviated from our normal Wednesday outing and went on a Thursday, maybe it was a full moon, or maybe your restaurant really was that bad.
Your margaritas were strong, but not very flavorful. Your queso was decent, but most of us added salsa to jazz it up a bit. Then there's your food. Someone ordered a spinach enough, or so we thought. The flour tortilla was FULL of chopped, previously frozen spinach and the cheese was on the OUTSIDE. I mean, how do you mess up a quesadilla? Even Napoleon Dynamite can make a quesadilla!
Your one saving grace is that your chips are hot and crisp AND you provide a small pitcher of delicious salsa on the table so the customer can refill as needed.
We did have some fascinating conversations that evening and, as always, the company was top notch, but overall, your restaurant just isn't very good.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tupinamba. Days of Yore

"I apologize to all the people I've hurt and peed on."
-Dave Chappelle as the President

We've been out of the blogging business for too long. No excuses, but you still love us, right?

OK, Meltdown here. Tupinamba is up. I started with a distaste in my mouth for two reasons: 1) reviews online mentioned the joint is Aggie-centric. Barf. 2) I had to leave early for work reasons. I'll spare you the details. Let's just say, the 16th eosinophil is a biznitch.

Shelby Metcalf queso. Nice name. This queso was guud. It's like other Bob A in town, but the taco meat was seasoned. It was straight metal, as illustrated by the horns, & it being the exact opposite of Fred Durst covering and NKOTB song with New Bohemians. G Funk had her own shout out dish too: Grilled Chicken Breast topped with Sliced Avocados, Chopped Tomatoes and melted Jack Cheese, Grilled Vegetables and Rice. Niice.

We got famous that night. Deal with it.

Balls in your face. We still love you for following us, with patience, and for hating Nickelback.

This joint is sweet, albeit not close to anything.
3+ out of 4 .

Come on you Red Devils!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Uncle Julio's 9.16.09

We headed back to Uncle Julio's with the crew for a neighborhood selection evening. We expected a big turnout as all the excuses we could think of (boards, distance, girlfriend, working) were not applicable on this rainy Wednesday evening. I'll have to say that at the end of the evening, I was very proud of the turnout and performance of the QR crew.

We started out in the bar with the "use." Small bowl of queso for the early birds and a few margaritas. UJ's has a nice HH that is basically a few bucks off most of their drinks, so we went straight for the custom blended section. You see..... after doing this for almost a year not just any regular house margarita will do. We've turned into margarita connoisseurs/snobs. I went straight for the Patron Silver custom blended margarita and K-So had the Herradura custom blend. Each time I decide to be a "big baller" for the evening, I remember just how ugly the ol' Cuervo can be. Don't worry, I didn't pull a Kanye on anybody. Appealing to my upscale side, my margarita even came with a lightning bolt swizzle stick!

And now for the lowdown. The queso was great- rich, full of onions and peppers, and just the right consistency. We also sampled the queso with chorizo which was just average. Most of the guys loved it, but it was pretty heavy on the meat for the girls.

The margaritas were AWESOME- they've made the list in fact. They were the perfect combination of liquor and lime. Refreshing, clear, but not deadly.

To point out a few solid food choices: two thumbs up to the shrimp quesadillas, 4 thumbs up (Hi Reneesme!) to the veggie tamales, and a shout out to the chicken nachos.

Finally, if you haven't caught the show Three Sheets you should know that while it's not the ultimate goal for the QR project, a girl can dream. Check it out.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Avila's on Maple

We were all very excited to reunite over steamy bowls of queso and frosty margaritas today!!!

We headed to Avila's on Maple Avenue to do some investigative reporting. Someone heard a rumor that they added LIQUOR to their menu. After all, what would Quesorita be with out tequila? Answer: just queso.

Speaking of queso...we ordered the straight up queso and although it arrived hot, with a sprinkle of paprika on top, it wasn't very flavorful. There were no chunks of peppers or onions and it looked like the "cheese food" we have all grown to dread. The texture was okay, not gloopy like most "cheese food" products, but not good. We even ordered the "layered" queso with beef, guacamole and sour cream (a poor imitation of the Bob Armstrong) but there is only so much one can do when your base is "cheese food".
The drinks, on the other hand, were delicious! The Partido Margarita with agave nectar and fresh lime juice was the favorite at the table. A Paloma was also accidentally ordered and intentionally consumed. Grapefruit juice, silver tequila, lime and soda = refreshing goodness.
What stole the show, however, were the absolutely divine brisket tacos. They come with a choice of three different kinds of tortillas, pinto beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and a lime wedge. 
Beware!!! The salsa is HOT!!! We cooled it down with some chive-infused sour cream...DELICIOUS!
We will definitely go back to Avila's for the drinks and brisket tacos but will pass on the queso!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

QR Update

After a summer hiatus for swimsuit season, we will be returning in a few short weeks.  Get ready!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sol's Nieto Mexican Grill 7/1/09

Hola pinches! After a long hiatus and many many hours of studying, the phoenix rises from the ashes. Although, maybe I should slept another week. Let's just say Sol did not write Creeping Death. Maybe he was busy writing the Season 4 debut episode of Psych?

I'm sensing he wasn't spending too much time perfecting the queso. It was que-so-so, at best. As per usual, I was scared of the mid-week liquid treats, so I report from my follow partners in lime Court Dog and Angelar (in my best Long Island accent). We all knew this, but it final came out in words... The fluorescence of the margarita is inversely proportional to the deliciousness. These were like John Frederick at Club Banana.

In sum:
Queso-1 out of 5 tastebuds.
Margs-(frozen, rocks, and swirl): solid 2 Glow sticks each

Glad to see we've got some dedicated followers who actually signed up to hang out with us (virtually). This one's a shout out for you!! YEAHHH! Any other random bad-asses reading this, welcome and we're glad to have you. Sign up!

Not sure where the next round of riting (rEE-ting) will be. But rest assured, there will be blog.

Peace in barbacoa grease.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Bandito's 5/6/09

The Quesorita Movement had been yearning for inspiration as of late... enter Senor Slap. Chris ran the LA Burger Tour and a few years ago on a LA study trip we followed his supreme burger guidance and had the best burger EVER, shout out to Father's Office! We were all geared up for a good time, and a good time was had INDEED.

From the outside, Bandito's looks like an old country western dance hall- inviting, humble, faux rustic (I even had a quick nostalgic A&M moment- whoop!). On the inside, it's a long narrow bar with tables down one side that seems to have a little something for everybody. There were at least two study groups, two couples, and then I found Court at the bar eating lunch. She had had a long day and was very ready for Quesorita so we moved to the big front table and began. House margs for the table and a large queso. They have a build your own section (nice!) so we had queso with sour cream, guac, and green chiles and immediately began to discuss if this could be queso #3??? After three bowls, an appetizer plate, and a dozen margaritas, we decided that it wasn't queso #3, but for the life of me I can't remember why. Did I mention this was a "wheels off" quesorita?

Highlight of the evening: somehow The DJ managed to have a cosmetic procedure done after marg #2, and came back for #3!

There were quite a few first timers around the table this time and thanks for coming out. Special shout out to Mary, Stacy, Jeremy, and Chris. We sincerely hope it was everything you imagined and so much more.