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Being a largely “work from home” business, my boss likes to get us together every other Friday for a lunch meeting.  These lunches rarely last less than two hours, and have dragged on as long as 4 hours on occasion!  But, we always try to go someplace with good food, a good view, or both.

Since is was cold as hell this week, and raining today, we skipped the beach (we do love lunch on the beach!), and went to Los Mariachi’s for a cozy meal.  The chips and salsa are free, tasty and plentiful, and Los Mariachi’s has a nice inexpensive lunch menu with prices in the $5.00-$8.00 range.  I almost always get lunch special #1, the “Speedy Gonzoles” (a taco, an enchilada and rice or beans), but today I opted for their lunch Fajitas for about $7.00.  They skimp just a little on the meat, but plenty of everything else, especially flavor!  I was quite satisfied, as always.

The boss paid for this one, but the total for my lunch with tip wasn’t more than about $12.

Los Mariachis
9100 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 
(727) 584-9739

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  • Goodbye 2009


    I discovered the Mekenita Mexican Grille earlier in the year when I did a Google search of restaurants near the nature preserve we were heading to.  It’s a small restaurant at the end of a shopping plaza.  You’d probably miss it if you didn’t know it was there.

    You order at the counter, then they bring chips and salsa to your table.  I guess it’s considered a salsa.  Mind you,  I don’t normally eat salsa, but I couldn’t stop eating this smokey, tomatoey, yummy concoction.  And the chips are really good too.

    Both times I’ve been there, I’ve gotten the same thing, the Crispy Tiger Shrimp Burrito.  The shrimp are amazing and they’re rolled into the burrito with beans, citrus rice, cabbage, cheese, sour cream, and a lime aioli sauce that gives it a very unique flavor.  The burrito is huge.  I only managed to eat half of it, then tore apart the other side and ate the shrimp and rice.  Loren got the Wahoo Tacos.

    For the two of us, total bill was $21.19.

    If you like fresh, unique flavors, this is the place to go.  We found out the hard way, they’re closed on Sundays.

    17623 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
    Lutz, FL
    813-264-1212
    Mon-Sat 11am-9pm

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