NKY Mexican...the search continues

As I mentioned last week - I'm now working in NKY - Buttermilk Pike to be exact. Mexican food is one of my favorite things in the world so I was hoping that I would be loving the Mexican restaurant right across the street from me.

I could literally walk to Montoya's if I wasn't convinced I'd get run over crossing Buttermilk...so we drove.

Once seated - we got the traditional chips of course...

Inside looks like any old Mexican restaurant - it's fairly generic and stereotypical. Also - not very busy...

We were given a choice of salsas - I think it was chunky, spicy and mild...and I think there were a couple of others that we could have chosen from. We burned through these quickly and weren't offered any "refills". None of them were that good - by the end - we mixed the leftovers together to make one and it was okay but still not great.

I got the taco/enchilada and again - not great. The cheese was cheddar cheese. Really? I have never ever had cheddar cheese at a Mexican restaurant. The cheese enchilada you see - had cheddar cheese inside. It just congeals too quickly and becomes a hard lump of blech. The queso was kind of gloppy. The whole thing was just meh. I mean - it was edible - but about on par with what I'd expect from a tv dinner.

My coworker had a combo meal as well...it looks a little more appetizing. But the overwhelming consensus was that we wouldn't be playing Frogger to get to Montoya's again anytime soon.

Why Should You Go? Well I won't be going back. A Twitter friend did say something about a chicken dish he gets there that he loves and keeps going back for. So - decide for yourself!

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  1. Let me get this this right. You got a taco which by the way I've never ever even seen anybody in Mexico eat a hard taco like that, and u got an enchilada but instead of getting the authentic mole or chile verde, you had queso dip cheese poured over it. And u love Mexican. Maybe you should try taco bell honey. This place is the best 20 + yrs and running

  2. Maybe Cactus Pear is more your speed - a lot of flash and style, but little else. Montoya's is good honest food at a good price. And, "not crowded"? When the fuck did you go?!? It's ALWAYS packed. By the way - your choice of "you're not a robot" tool - Most. Annoying. Ever.

  3. Its a shame that you didn't like it. I just came from there on cinco de mayo and it was PACKED, the line was out the door. I wouldn't go any other place for Mexican.