Escalante's offers Mexican
By Becky Proctor
Daily Cougar Staff
Sizzling fajitas, handmade guacamole and
friendly service are just a few of the amenities Escalante's has to offer.
If you are in the mood for tasty Mexican food and a cool atmosphere, then
check out Escalante's Mexican Grill at 4701 Beechnut Street.
As soon as you walk in, you notice the
inviting and friendly atmosphere along with an enticing aroma. The bar
is hopping, patrons are satisfied and the mood is
After a short wait, you're seated and greeted
with hot tortilla chips and spicy salsa. The wait staff quickly appears
to extend the inviting and friendly atmosphere
with admirable service.
You can begin your Escalante's experience
with the usual soft drink or take a chance and try Mexican-inspired mixed
drinks from the bar.
Of course, the range of margaritas extends
from strawberry to peach to raspberry. The Mexican Flag is sure to produce
a genuine buzz with its fruity taste to
compliment its alcoholic content. Martinis
are abundant, with the choice of pineapple, raspberry or watermelon.
Once you've looked at the enormous selection
of dishes, begin your meal with an appetizer. Choices of filling fajita
nachos, delicious queso or guacamole made
before your eyes by your server are among
The beef fajita nachos are highly recommended
because the large portions of sizzling fajita meat, Monterey Jack cheese
and pico de gallo on tortilla chips are a
The appetizers are sure to satisfy your
hunger, but if you still have room, order an entrée.
Escalante's entrées are truly delicious.
The menu boasts an assortment of different entrées including enchiladas,
crab and shrimp shish kabobs or quail.
In order to taste more than one of the
chef's creations, you must order a platter. There are choices of shrimp
enchiladas, beef kabobs or chicken tacos all on one
Enchiladas are a common choice, so Escalante's
does a great job of spicing up this ordinary dish with the addition of
shrimp or crabmeat.
Shish kabobs are grilled to perfection
with huge chunks of your choice of meat and grilled veggies. The food has
a savory taste and a delightful aroma.
By the end of your meal, your pants will
be unbuttoned and you'll be rubbing your belly, too full to move.
In all, Escalante's is a guaranteed hit.