Greg and I come from Southern California so we know good Mexican food! We have heard rumors that GOOD Mexican food in San Francisco is few and far between. This makes us sad because 3 out of 5 of our top favorite foods is part of the Mexican food group (tacos, chips, and salsa…which we could seriously live off of!).
[flickr size=”small” float=”left”]http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancoulter/3736039108/[/flickr] After 12 days away from good Mexican food on every corner, we decided to venture off to a place that was suggested to us by a few people. It took us this long to make it to Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant because we were a bit irked by the fact that the main draw to all the people who suggested the place was the margaritas. Yea yea, margaritas are AWESOME, but (unfortunately) you can’t live off of margaritas! We were starving and ready to get our grub on with some tasty Mexican FOOD!
[flickr size=”small” float=”left”]http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancoulter/3736039040/[/flickr] We skipped the margaritas this time to save some cash for the rest of our evening, but every table was filled with empty margarita glasses and pitchers. Greg got a taco with double rice (no beans) and I ordered a quesadilla with steak (an unusual order for me). The taco and quesadilla were given a 7 out of 10. They were both edible, but isn’t anything with enough cheese!? The rice was basically white rice with a few chunks of tomato and the guacamole with my quesadilla was basic (didn’t taste homemade). The service kinda sucked. Yes it was crowded (and extremely loud), but thats no excuse to have two empty sodas and an empty basket of chips for 20 minutes (especially since we were sitting right in the front of the restaurant where every waiter had to pass by us to get anywhere else in the place).
The one major compliment we both had, which will get us coming back for more, is the good chips and salsa! BEWARE! The green one is the spicy one! (A little back words I thought). They gave us two big bowls of salsa that lasted us through a basket of chips and both our meals, surprising since in the past we usually have to ask for refills on salsa too.
My final say on Tommy’s would be: It’s a great place to go after work for some chips and salsa and a margarita. Maybe, after a few margaritas we would splurge on a quesadilla!