We've been bummed for years that our old standby Coach's Bar & Grill moved out of this location and one place after another moved in, just to disappoint...until now. I'll admit, I was worried when we came in for dinner on a weeknight and the place was empty, but we did show up at the early-bird hour. Isabella, our hostess/waitress, was very friendly and accommodating. She brought our drinks and shockingly, my husband loved his margarita. He's a margarita snob! My wine pour was very generous and priced very reasonable.
Now, on to the food. The salsa is very important to us and I will say I'm hard to please, but it was mild and definitely fresh. I would have liked more cilantro and garlic to it, but that's my only complaint. I just asked if they had something spicier, which Isabella brought right away, and it did the trick by mixing the two. The chips were warm and very crispy.
Alazanes definitely makes their dishes unique and authentic. I tried something I couldn't pronounce and had never heard of, Camarones Tequileros, and the flavor was out of this world. I didn't even need to smother it with salsa like I do everywhere else. My description won't give it justice, but it was shrimp and fresh mushrooms sautéed in some unbelievable sauce accompanied with a whole, fresh avocado and delicious rice and black beans. I felt like I ate healthy because it wasn't smothered in cheese, yet I was more than satisfied with its outstanding flavor and even had to share some with my husband.
My hubby got a burrito that was covered in cheesy smoky queso goodness, but it was what was inside that sets it apart from other burritos. It was stuffed with pork, chorizo and smoked bacon, also with a side of beans and rice. Not your typical restaurant burrito as are all the other unique dishes on the menu.
What completed our evening was a visit from one of the owners, Rene, who came over to introduce himself to us and visited with us for quite a while. We were impressed with his passion for his dishes and his desire to please. That gesture went a long way with us and we are looking forward to many more visits in the future.
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About Alazanes Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Alazanes Mexican Restaurant & Cantina offers its patrons a wide variety of Mexican foods, capable of satisfying any fan of Latino cooking. The menu consists of numerous, customizable dishes, including enchiladas, chimichangas, burritos, tacos, fajitas and more. Patrons can enjoy their meal to the joyful accompaniment of the Mariachi band. Aside from the rich menu and well-equipped bar, Alazanes is a very social spot, with Rene, the owner, and the restaurant's staff spending time with the patrons, making sure they feel welcome.