Thursday, May 7, 2009

Yucatan Taco. No lo entiendo.



Am I right in thinking that the Yucatan Peninsula is in Mexico?

Maybe the Yucatan Taco folks could take a little visit someday, because that is the poorest excuse for Mexican food I have had in a long time.

And it is expensive as well.

I ordered the ground sirloin taco. Three bucks. The only drier beef I had that week was at Dutch's hamburgers. The Yucatan taco meat was ground, and maybe it was sirloin, but it was as tasteless as cardboard. And the mound of lettuce in the middle of the taco, I guess that's to make it look pretty? And the sauce? Was that queso or yellow mayonaisse?

I also ordered guacamole with chips. I don't expect handmade quac but when you are charging $5 for a small dollop I expect better than the tube variety. It was god-awful. Seriously.

My wife had the nachos. It looked kind of cool -- if you like a mountain of chips and shredded lettuce, but it too was ladled with what appeared to be queso. About half way through the mound we gave up looking for anything worth eating.

Now, if Yucatan is just a bar that serves food as a side item. No problemo. Very cool place to drink a beer and hang out. But I think it is a restaurant and it is just bad food. And 3 bucks for a bad taco is just bad ridiculous.

Sorry. Not going back. For the food, anyway.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

OK, so I know where I'm *not* taking Brother Sushi for dinner tonight...

Francis Shivone said...

I hate to hear that Lynn -- some people I know like it. But for Mexican food lovers, it just doesn't cut it.

Anonymous said...

I agree, it's a fun place to drink beer and hang out but Mexican food it ain't. And they're not cheap either. And it still bothers me they claim cabrito is roasted lamb...

Lizzie said...

wow! well I don't go out much so maybe you can chalk my review up to that. My recent favorite is La Familia. To each his own.... I don't care for Mi Cocina at all and I know a lot of people like it.

Francis Shivone said...

Liz -- I liked your review and apparently a lot of people agree with you, because the place is crowded.

David R said...

You would think by the other food and local blogs that YTS was the greatest place in Fort Worth. Thank you, it sucks and it sucks bad and yes its expensive to boot. It drives me crazy to see it packed for lunch...no reason for them to change a thing. Even the chips and salsa is bad.

Francis Shivone said...

David R. -- I seldom write a critical review. The ones I don't like I just don't write about. The exceptions are: when a restaurant is popular and bad, or part of an otherwise good chain and bad, or grossly overpriced.
To me YT is bad and overpriced. I think most mobile taco stands are much better and cheaper.
If people like it they like it, I didn't.
Thanks for commenting.

RJG said...

I had a *feeling* it might be a yuppie hell place. I've been pushed to go by some of my readers, but have been dragging my feet. I think I'll keep procrastinating for awhile...

Tyler Awesome Coolage said...

Wow, Mr. Shivone... the word "scathing" comes to mind. Though I can't fault you for that; I've written a few merciless reviews myself.

Still, I agree with Liz. I'm kind of surprised the same place could get such polar reactions from so many people. But then again, I've only been there twice, and I had the chicken tequila lime burrito both times. Expensive but delicioso.

Tyler Awesome Coolage said...

And as for another contest, do you reaaaaallly want to experience that sort of disappointment again? I mean, I already have more than 40 people backing the Eat More Chicken! Club. *Devilish laugh*

Sunni R. said...

I had a feeling...

Francis Shivone said...

Tyler -- sometimes in an otherwise bad restaurant you can find a good dish. That being said, my views are my opinion. I wish them well and hope it is a successful enterprise.

Sunni -- Have you been? and if not, go, and tell me if I am wrong.

Tyler 2 -- I think I would beat you on this one . . .