I've been eating at the original Mexicali for over a decade - since my granddaughter was in a high chair - and I was tickled pink when they opened a location in my area (Garland). Everything is as good as the original restaurant, at 11277 E Northwest Hwy in Dallas - even their spectacular salsa! The atmosphere is a little different: whereas the original location is close and private - no windows - the Garland location is all glass! It's a little dark (pleasantly so) with some festive neon. Everything I've had there is good, but my favorites are the Cheese Enchiladas and the Tacos al Carbon. Think of Mexicali as a home-cookin' restaurant - with Mexican home-cookin'!
Today just before the evening rush we stopped to dine in as always. This day the place was a mess, if the people removed their trays if staff never came to clean up around the areas. It was so bad were went outside to eat and had to fight the birds because the patio was a mess as well. After paying for our food I ask to speak to the store manager she came, i explained to how I felt and very nicely she said Sir. I am sorry we are short handed. I understand being short on staff and how it will put you in a bad light for impressions. still I must admit the service and food was good. Yes, I will go back again because we all have our bad days.
I felt as if someone was making a joke of African American people by using Church's Chicken as a Soulfood resturant I think the yellow pages should correct that because I know of several Soulfood food resturant in the Dallas Ft. Worth meteroplexs. Soulfood resturant is a place where we go to enjoy a home cooked meal and rememberance of our hertiage. I feel that its wrong because you dont make funny of Chines or Mexican resturants. I have nothing against Church's Chicken I think their needs to be a correction, I'll get you some Soulfood resturants names and numbers and address, so no one else have to be ashamed