This Friday, hubby and I decided to satisfy our mexican tooth for dinner. And as far as we're concerned, there's only one truly authentic mexican restaurant in Tallahassee - Morelia's. As soon as you walk into the joint, you're greeted by a friendly hostess who quickly shows you to your table. The decor inside Morelia's is sparse, but showcases mexican sombreros and ponchos against red and gold swathed walls.
Posted by Tally Foodie Sunday, August 9, 2009
The first thing you have to do at Morelia's - and this is a MUST - is order a margarita. They've got three alcohol levels - regular, golden and top shelf - and four sizes - small, medium, large and extra large. We ordered up 2 medium golden margaritas, our usual. Now, I will warn you - by anyone else's standards, this would probably be a large. But their small is like an extra small, you take two gulps and your done. So the medium, even though it's the size of your head, is what you should settle for. Hubby made the mistake of ordering a large once, and it was the size of a swimming pool. I'd hate to see what the extra large is like!
We also got the queso dip, because well, we just can't help ourselves. Chips without queso is like peanut butter without the jelly - it's just wrooooong. And their queso is pretty darn good, very cheesy with a slight spicy kick. You'll be ordering another margarita before you know it! They give you chips and salsa free here, so if queso's not your thing (what are you? crazy???), their salsa's also very tasty.
The other thing you should know about Morelia's is that you will get a TON of food. If it's just you and a date, you should consider splitting something because the portions are overflowing. Hubby and I split the chicken fajitas - which come out to your table nice and sizzlin'. The fajitas themselves are made with chicken, green peppers, onions and tomatoes, but they also come with mexican rice, beans and cheese, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and lettuce on the side. See....i told you - a TON of food. Between the two of us, that was plenty. And the fajitas were only about $10.
The chicken has a nice flavoring to it, and when combined with whatever you like - I do a little sour cream, guac, beans, rice and peppers - it's a south of the border delight!
The only drawback is that the service can be a bit slow at times. On this night, our waitress was too busy speaking spanish with the table behind us (they might have been friends) that she rarely checked in on us. We must have waited at least 15 minutes after we were done eating before we could even ask her for our check. But, we had nowhere to go, so we didn't really mind. And we had to finish our noggin'-sized margaritas anyway!
Tally Foodie Rating:
Taste - A
Atmosphere - B
Service - B-
Presentation - B
Price - $$
1400 Village Square Blvd, Suite 35
Tallahassee FL 32312