Indiana Restaurant Review
Poor on the Eyes, Great on the Stomach
|El Amigo might
not be the most attractive restaurant (evidence at the Schererville
location: old tables and chairs amongst a line of people picking
up take-out orders; evidence at the Cedar Lake location: permanent
Mop & Glo streaks on the floor, roughly written posters featuring
the day's specials; other locations: I'm hoping there are other
locations.), but you cannot beat the price and the authentic menu.
favorite is the pepper stuffed taco. Let's say I have two of them
with the complimentary chips and salsa. Being a lightweight for
food consumption, this is plenty to fill my belly. Now the price
for each pepper stuffed taco (you won't believe this): $1.40. So,
yes, for $2.80 I have had a good meal.
|For those who
might not get full with my regular favorite, I recommend the steak
burrito. I don't recall the price, but I feel safe in saying that
the value is superb in relation to the amount of food you get with just
this one item. If you enjoy a hefty portion, get this and
|For beverages, I
recommend Jarritos. If you haven't tried this Mexican soft drink,
Jarritos has flavors such as pineapple, lime, and fruit punch.
Grapefruit is my favorite, which I know doesn't sound appetizing, but it
is. Besides the Jarrito tasting good, it makes a fun and fitting
way to top off your Mexican lunch or dinner.
|If you're not
impressed with the lack of ambiance at the El Amigo dining rooms, take
out works well. I'm willing to bet El Amigo will be one of your
best values for take out dinner, with great taste to boot.
recommendations: skirt steak, guacamole and chips, and gordita.
|The Cedar Lake El
Amigo is located near Wilco grocery store on the north side of 133rd
Avenue, and the Schererville El Amigo is located at 312 West Lincoln
Highway (north side of Route 30).