Old Mexico Grill ~ Keizer
The first time I went into Old
Mexico Grill it was very much out of curiosity.
I had walked past often on my way to the gym (the
now non existent Platinum Fitness ... grrrrrrrr!).
As I walked in, I was impressed by
the very clean but understated interior. Not
fancy, but nice. I was greeted by the hostess
(who was one of the owners) and was promptly seated.
She brought some chips, homemade salsa, and water
(the salsa was very different but very yummy!).
It wasn't busy as there was only
one other table of customers there. We ordered
the Chicken Taco Salad, which I figured was a safe
place to start, and a beef fajita burrito.
When the food arrived, all I can
say was awesome! A little
different then the usual overly melted cheesy fare
at other establishments. Everything looked and
tasted extremely fresh, as if someone made it in
their kitchen at home. This impressions still
stands strong in my memory to date.
As we ate, a gentlemen (the cook
who is also the owner) came out from the kitchen and
introduced himself. I commented on how fresh
and tasty everything was. He explained that
they make everything in house and from scratch.
He was very proud to point out that nothing comes
out of a can or is prepared way ahead of time and
they don't use any msg or other preservatives.
He said that sometimes it may take
a little longer to get your food, especially if they
are busy. I agreed with him that it was well
worth the wait.
Prices were very reasonable and
service was great. We have been back several
times and a few times called ahead for take out.
If you are looking for a fancy
restaurant to impress a date or co-workers I would
maybe skip the Old Mexico Grill due to small size
and strip mall location. But, If you are
looking for the best authentic Mexican food prepared
in a healthy manner you should definitely check them
Also, a great place on a budget
and it looks like they run specials often. I
love to frequent a small business establishment
where the owners take such a personal pride, effort,
and excitment in the business!
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We serve the Most Authentic Mexican Food this side of the Rio Grande.
As you wait, each dish is prepared fresh.
Nothing is frozen; when we say fresh we mean fresh.
Our corn and flour tortillas are made fresh for each order. We use only the finest ingredients.
Even our salsa is made in-house and my own mama works in our kitchen.
Our food is delicioso, but don't take our word for it, Come and have a taste for yourselves, you won't regret it