Thursday, March 21, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 113



Escalante's offers Mexican treats

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 options.

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.

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