This is more of a lunch place than a dinner place (it closes at 6 pm). I had lunch here on 10 January 2016 around 3 pm, and nearly every table was occupied.
The menu is simple (though the way in which it’s written on the menu card is quite confusing—took me a while to figure out what the concept was): you get bread, a salad, a soup, two main dishes, dessert, and a drink as a meal. I’m guessing the menu changes weekly on Sundays (the menu card said “As of 10 January 2016”). The price is either $65, $75, or $85 ($ being pesos here, not USD).
The drink was watermelon juice, which was freshly made and very refreshing. Probably too sweet for many, but perfect for me.
There were five different salads to choose from: greens and fruit salad ($65), Caesar salad and apple salad ($75), and Roquefort salad ($85). You choose between a hot soup (some type of vegetable soup, not sure what exactly it was—it just said “germen” or ‘sprouts’) and a cold soup (peach). I had the Caesar salad and the hot soup; both were good—not stellar, but good.
There are four mains, from which you choose two. This week’s were stewed peas, shrimp balls (not sure if they are actually shrimp or not?), a potato ‘pastete’ (like a sort of mince patty), and Swiss enchiladas. I had the pastete and the echiladas. The mains are served with no extras or sides (though the enchiladas had sauce). The pastete was very good, and the enchiladas (you get two) were magnificent.
The dessert was pointless: two thin slices of pineapple in some kind of syrupy water. Very meh.
All the individual dishes were quite small, but since you get four dishes plus bread, it was a decent-sized full meal. The mains were by far the best of the bunch.
The premises are not huge and a bit cramped, but clean.
There was only one woman serving a full restaurant, so service was quite naturally not stellar—but it wasn’t bad, either. She was nice and efficient. For the price, both food and service were above average (except the dessert).
WARNING: Not a very touristy place (I was the only non-Mexican in there), and if you’re not fairly confident in your Spanish, you may have some trouble. None of the staff I saw seemed to know any English.
Updated from previous review on Sunday January 10, 2016
Low prices, quick and efficient service, delicious mains
The ‘dessert’, opening hours (closes at 6 pm), layout of the menu card