It's no secret that we love Mexican food (and by Mexican, I mean Tex-Mex). In fact, we had a very Mexican-heavy week this week, which we haven't done in a while, and it was glorious. Over the course of 5 days we ate tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and burritos...twice. The only thing missing was a few margaritas - though we could have had all the non-alcoholic margaritas we wanted, but where's the fun in that?
We made about half of those dishes at home, and we're usually quite content to do so. But there are those times when we're craving good Mexican food that neither of us has to make, but Tex-Mex can be quite hard to come by outside of the U.S. So, sometimes we have to take what we can find.
Well, we found a winner. It's not really Tex-Mex. In fact, it's more Baja, but it definitely satisfied our craving.
This new-to-us Mexican restaurant is called Fire Grill, and they are located in Jeddah, KAEC- the economic city north of us, as well as a few other cities in KSA. This restaurant is very similar to Moe's or Chipotle as you can build your own burrito, quesadilla, or taco salad, among other things.
Just like Moe's or Chipotle, you begin your dining experience by ordering at the counter. You tell the burrito-man what you want, he puts the burrito shell in a press to heat it up, and then you select the meat and toppings you want in your burrito. You can also choose to add chips and salsa or queso to your order, though don't be too disappointed that the serving of salsa isn't quite as big as one might expect.
The prices weren't too bad either. For both of us to get burritos, drinks, and a shared basket of chips and salsa, we spent approximately $21 USD. We will definitely add this to our regular Jeddah trips!
Your turn. What do you look for in a good Mexican restaurant?