10/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I've gone to El Mexicano a few times over the last 6 months or so, since changing jobs, because, let's face it, there aren't that many options in the Luling/Boutte area. The servers are ok. Not overly friendly, not rude. They basically take your order and let you eat/chat in peace...which I like. The food is kinda blah, though. The meat is flavorless, often over-cooked. The salsa has taco seasoning in it, which is weird. The white American cheese they use in their dips and sauces is ok...ironically. They are fast and pretty cheap, so that works out for lunch if you aren't too picky about food. I've had the taquitos which had no flavor at all and the tortillas got soggy from laying on a bed of useless, pointless lettuce. I've had the beef burrito. It was also flavorless, excepting the red sauce they pour all over the top. This last time, I ordered the taco salad, opting to save my carbs/calories for chips and bean dip (which is unusual but one of the more appealing things on the menu)...instead, I had to use my chips to eat the ""salad"". Instead of being an actual salad, where the bulk of the dish consisted of vegetables and the meat was more like a garnish, this was more like a dip. The large tortilla shell was filled with about 3 cups of soupy ground beef and beans, topped with a handful of shredded lettuce, a sprinkling of tomatoes and a cup of sour cream and guacamole. A fork wasn't useful in eating this, so I had to scoop out the ""salad"" mixture with chips and eat it that way. I didn't even finish half of it. It was just a strange mess.
My suggestion...opt for Taco Bell.