Hi guys, I'm not even sure if this thread is relevant anymore but here goes...
I'm not a food connoisseur and it might have been the overhype from HungryGirlinTaipei and various sources, but I was severely disappointed with my experience at Eddy's Cantina tonight. I'll admit my Mexican experience is limited to a few local joints in Seattle, Chipotle, and a hole in the wall somewhere in Dallas, but a German friend of mine who was recently in Mexico was shared my sentiments.
1) The salsa tasted like home made pasta sauce, I don't know what happened to the traditional pico de gallo, but I remember salsa as having a more refreshing herb taste and not of a tomato/onion stew flavor. The hot sauce-esque sauce was ok, but it was more spicy than aromatic.
2) I ordered a beef burrito, and the carne asada was a little too tough, I couldn't get a very good flavor/taste of the rice and beans... it felt a little bland I guess.
3) The margharitas were weak. Isn't the ice supposed to be blended? Even if it wasn't, the tequila wasn't very good. I can kind of overlook one or the other, but not when it's faulting on both.
4) In the end we had everything from Enchiladas to Fajitas on our table, but I didn't hear any positive feedback. I guess everyone at the table more or less had a similar experience tonight.
On the plus side, the portions were generous, the service was pretty decent (but the place wasn't too busy), and the decor was appropriate.
Maybe it was a bad night for the chef, but given it's location and prices (we ended up with $500 each on the tab) I really think Eddy's could've done better, especially if it somehow became that famous. Maybe it's not the same as 2008, or they acquired a new chef/management. I was really looking forward to some good Mexican tonight, and now I'm a sad monkey.