""Party for six,"" I said.
""No problem,"" the hostess said. ""We'll get you in soon.""
An hour later, we were finally at our table.
OK, it was Cinco de Mayo. Maybe they didn't now how to handle this sort of dinner rush.
The server took forever to wait on us. A high chair for our child never materialized. The poor bus boy ended up getting us a refill on our chips (which weren't bad, although the salsa was watery) because he felt sorry for us.
Yes, yes. It was Cinco de Mayo. We'll give 'em a break.
The food finally came. The plates were hot, but the food was cold - and totally uninspired. It wasn't horrible, but if ""not horrible"" is your standard, there are far cheaper places to go in Salt Lake City. And if you're looking for great Mexican, there are far, far, oh-my-God far better choices in Salt Lake City.
The drinks could have been the saving grace - except that when the bill came, they had charged us too much. When I disputed the total, the girl behind the counter said I needed to talk to the manager.
""Great,"" I said, ""would you get her?""
""Oh,"" she said. ""She's very busy right now.""
When I told her that the drinks were the only good thing about the night, and that I'd be willing to give El Chihuahua another chance if she would respect a customer's dispute over the bill (we're talking $6 here, not $60) she said, ""Whatever, you'll be back.""
No, we won't.
This place is for the dogs.
Pros: great drinks
Cons: lousy service, mediocre food