Sandman, I understand what you mean, and I agree I gave way too little details. So let me explain some more, maybe this makes it clearer what I meant with “nothing to write home about”:
I read glowing reviews here, also on hungryintaipei.blogspot.com/ , and I was extremely looking forward to the best Mexican food in Taiwan, maybe even the best in my life… Even “original” mexicans wrote it’s soooo good, and the countries I tried mexican food in so far (Germany, US bay area, US northwest, plus the surely less than original Tex-Mex-whatever of “Chilis” here) probably didn’t have authentic Mexican food. Still, so far I enjoyed the “not really mexican”, and I am generally a big fan of spicy (and not only meaning spicy hot) food.
So I went there with two friends - my Taiwanese girlfriend who likes and knows western food, and one German who I have been going to many Mexican restaurants in Germany with. So, basically no authorities on Mexican food at all, but people who generally enjoy eating (and cooking) good food from many countries.
We all ordered Burritos, and as far as I remember (it was in January after all) everyone ordered one with different meat. Well, to me they simply tasted much, much more bland than I expected (and yes, I like refried beans ). If memory serves me right they also were a wee bit on the cold side and took quite long, but that’s things I already learned to ignore in Taiwan. What else we had I don’t remember (probably some Tacos) but it was eaten with similar lack of extreme enthusiasm. The other two had the same VERY high expectations, and felt the same about it. Maybe it’s the way original Burritos should taste like, but all I can say is that we three agreed it’s a nice little restaurant, but nothing sooooo special to us that would justify to take the trip to Danshui especially for that.
Sandman, since you are an expert at Mexican food: Which dish there would you recommend to someone like me, who loves spicy food - eg. food that has a strong taste from spices. I love eating hot, too - but it doesn’t necessarily need to be for me to like it. Maybe we all simply just didn’t order the right thing for our tastes… which can, in my experience, ruin the restaurant experience even for the best restaurants. Maybe I’ll give it another try, since I am in Danshui very often anyway