Mexican Food & Bluegrass

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This post is going to be a journal entry of sorts. I don’t do too many of these simply because my life is pretty boring. However, every once in a while I might find something to write about. I know I like to personalize my blog a bit so you can get to know me and my interests better, as opposed to just being another beauty blog.

I probably love food more than anything else. On my days off work, I usually spend half the day just eating. It’s funny that I love food as much as I do since I have IBS (a gastrointestinal disorder), so sometimes I’m in a great deal of pain or discomfort just from eating. I love eating out at restaurants too, but it usually makes me nervous because I’m always worried the food will cause a flare-up before I’m able to make it home.

I woke up at 8 am Saturday morning with my stomach hurting really bad. I drank the night before, so that’s not uncommon. I eventually fell back asleep and then my mother called me at 12 pm and woke me up. I was irritated because she knows on weekends I’m usually in bed until at least 2 pm. (I’m a night owl, so I’m always awake until 4 or 5 am). She asked me if I wanted to go with her and my aunt to a new Mexican restaurant. Of course I wanted to! However, my stomach was still quite upset, so I just said, “I don’t know.” We were arguing over whether or not I was going to go. I finally just said yes.

When it was time to go, my stomach still wasn’t feeling that good, so I was quite anxious. This is a common theme with me, even when my stomach isn’t upset. I’m always scared to go out to eat because I’m worried how my digestive system will react, as I mentioned above. I love eating good food though, so I still try to enjoy it.

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We went to a new Mexican and Spanish restaurant that recently opened in town called Cacique. (It means a Native Chief). This was in the same building as a previous restaurant called La Tolteca that we went to a couple times. Apparently a woman was sexually assaulted in the old restaurant though, and then it closed not too long after.

I noticed that the atmosphere of this new restaurant was calmer and more relaxing. Maybe it’s because they weren’t very busy, but it was a lot quieter, and I liked that. As soon as we were seated, we were given water to drink. I liked this because we usually just ask for water anyway as opposed to ordering drinks. They did ask if we wanted any additional drinks, but we said no.Ā  The waiter was extremely friendly and likeable. He did come to our table a bit more than necessary, but I chalk that up to them not being busy and so he probably wanted to keep himself busy. He was so nice, so it didn’t annoy me or anything. My mom asked a couple questions about the menu, and he was very helpful.

One thing I liked about this place was that they don’t just have Mexican dishes to choose from, but they also include other Spanish meals. I noticed a couple Peruvian dishes on the menu. Everything sounded good, so we all took a bit of time in choosing what we wanted.

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It did take a little while after ordering to receive our food, but it wasn’t too long of a wait. We received tortilla chips, salsa, and queso as a free appetizer while we waited. The salsa was different than any other salsa I’ve had. I would have preferred it to be more spicy, but I know not everyone likes spicy food. It was very delicious though. The queso dip was good as well, although it was very thick. I swear I could just eat chips, salsa, and dip all day long though.

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My aunt ordered the seafood enchiladas. They had crab meat, shrimp, and scallops in them. It definitely sounded good, and she said they were good.

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My mom ordered the Aztec Platter, which consisted of a crunchy beef taco and a chile relleno. (A pepper stuffed with cheese, dipped in egg batter, and then fried). She let me try a bite, and it was quite good. I’ve never had that before. I told her she should have eaten her taco first, but of course she didn’t listen to me. (She never does!) By the time she went to eat it, the shell was soggy.

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I was torn between getting fajitas, the Aztec Platter, or shrimp tacos. I ended up going with shrimp tacos, which are a favorite of mine. I loved that they came with sour cream and guacamole, which most places charge extra for. They were also decently sized, with a lot of shrimp in them. However, I only found them to be mediocre. I’ve had better shrimp tacos at other places. I also like my shrimp tacos served with lime (because I like to squeeze some lime juice on them), which these weren’t.

All of our meals were also served with rice and refried beans. Both of those were good. Other places in my area that I’ve dined at have always had dry rice. That was not the case here, so I was thrilled about that. Overall, it was a decent meal, but I’ve also had better. I would still probably go back and try some other things though.

Thankfully, my stomach ended up being perfectly fine, so I was anxious for nothing. (You just never know though). A little while after getting home, I grabbed some Pome-Granate-Rita’s out of the fridge and started drinking. It’s currently 1 am, and I’m still drinking. For some reason, I was in a Bluegrass mood tonight. (I listen to pretty much every type of music there is, but sometimes I just get in a mood for a particular kind). I’ve been listening to bluegrass for the last three and a half hours.

I’ve enjoyed bluegrass for quite some time, and I think I get that from my dad. I’ve always taken after him. He listens to bluegrass music as well, and so did my Pap-Pap (his dad). One of my favorite bluegrass style songs is “High Ground” by Orenda Fink. I was searching around for bluegrass bands, so I could discover some new music. I came across the band The Dead South, and I don’t know how I never discovered them before now. They are truly fantastic! I literally downloaded and listened to every single song from two of their albums, and I loved them all. I’ll put a couple of my favorites that I came across below.

In other (blogging related) news, I used a Lavender Sage bath bomb last night, which was lovely. I’ll be blogging about that sometime soon, but first I want to put up the February Blogger Questionnaire. That’s next on my agenda. If you haven’t checked out the January Blogger Questionnaire yet, you can do so here. Also, this is my 100th blog post!

Speaking of bath bombs, I ordered a mystery box of 6 bath bombs from Leebrick, and the ones I got are below. They all look and smell amazing. I seriously can’t wait to try them all!

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11 thoughts on “Mexican Food & Bluegrass

  1. Mexican food is my absolute weakness! Iā€™m originally from New Mexico and Iā€™m Hispanic, so Mexican food is in my blood! šŸ˜›šŸ˜› Fajitas are definitely my fave, funnily enough I had some today! šŸ˜‚

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  2. The food looks and sound amazing! The tacos looks especially good – I love tacos! Glad you had a fun time, and glad your stomach was okay afterwards.

    The mystery bath bomb box sounds great. They all look so pretty! I want to try a carrot cake one!

    – Amy (mamyology.com)

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      1. Well there’s several different dishes to try lol so even if you don’t like enchiladas, you’ll find something you like better. I mean, even I don’t like certain dishes, like menudo. I could never bring myself to life the taste, so I prefer pozole LOL.

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  3. I also prefer a spicy salsa & I get disappointed when it’s not, too, haha. All of the food looks SO yummy especially the Aztec Platter…mmmm. ā¤ I'm glad you didn't have any stomach issues afterwards!!

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