Friday, March 2, 2007

El Tejado Mexican restaurant may be too authentic

The Nashville Scene reviewed El Tejado, saying the Mexican restaurant befuddled its gringo customers with authentic dishes not typically seen in more Americanized, Tex-Mex dining rooms:

"El Tejado, a new restaurant specializing in Oaxacan cuisine, does its best to decode the foreign language of Southern Mexican food. But even with a bilingual menu, a gringo can get tongue-tied navigating unusual listings such as grilled cactus, Mexican noodles and a dish known colloquially as “It Kills Mothers-in-Law.” Anyone not fluent in the delicacies of Oaxaca, one of the southernmost Mexican states, is bound to put her foot in her mouth—or, if not her foot, something else that doesn’t taste particularly good."

But the reviewer kept returning, finding the Oaxacan specialties and the friendly service particularly attractive.

Full review here.

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