My rating is based on this scale of dining. For a cantina / family style reaturant, everything is cooked very well. The ingrediants taste fresh and are seasoned in a way that makes each item enjoyable (palatable). Overall it is very a great mix of herbs and seasonings. The freshness is noted more then the spiciness. Which I love because the ingrediants matter most. You can always add spice! I am a vegetarian and its sometimes a challenege to find food that is cooked and seasoned well. This place made for a nice dining experience.