Great Food! *An explanation for the tortilla chips*
Posted on 12 / 19 / 2012
I like this place. I found the food to be good quality and plenty of it. My waitress referred to them as "Texas Sized Portions." I started with a half order of nachos. As I read in other reviews, the tortilla chips are round chips from a bag, almost Tostitos-like. The nachos were loaded with quinoa, taco meat, house made cheese, guacamole and vegetables and they were very good. Yes, the Tostitos-like chips took a little away from them, but not that much. Two reasons why may be, 1. I am from Chicago, not Texas. I don't live and die for tortilla chips like Texans do. 2. I liked them because they are not fried and greasy like the typical Texas restaurant-made chip. I did ask if they knew they were getting some bad reviews on the chips and they said that they were unaware, but they explained that they do not have a fryer and therefore do not have the ability to make their own chips (it is a small kitchen).
I finished off the nachos and then had the tamale plate, which was very good. It consisted of two tamales, a small salad, a choice of two sides (poblano brown rice and corn salad) and a side of house made cheese sauce.
The bakery is gluten free, which usually means lame baked goods, to me, but I had a lemon blueberry gingerbread cupcake that was outstanding.
My only real complain is that this place is not easy to find by just driving down the street. There is no sign on the street and it is attached externally to the Viva Bookstore, which is essentially behind Taco Garage.
vegan , good food, nice atmosphere
hard to find, bagged tortilla chips