I don’t even remember why I was in Falmouth, last September, with only the girl child. (Nutcracker auditions, probably?) But there we were and it must’ve been lunchtime, because we found ourselves at Bueno Loco. (Rather grudgingly, on the girl child’s part.)
Now, I love Mexican food – in all its iterations I have tried. Tex-Mex, fresh Mex, whatever food we ate when traveling in various regions of Mexico… My kids, however, are decidedly anti-anything-remotely-spicy. And I have to say that historically, Maine has not been known for its deliciously authentic Mexican food. So, I don’t end up getting it very often.
Things are changing though! We have newer taco joints and taco trucks and generally the Mexican food scene here is improving. (Taco Trio is one of my very favorites.)
The day we went to Bueno Loco for lunch, there was almost nobody else there. The place is pretty large and decorated much as you would expect a Mexican restaurant to be decorated. I ate all the chips & salsa, with a little help on the chip front from the girl child. My “lunch” was a breakfast dish – I can’t find it on the menu now (was it a special?) but I remember over cooked hash browns and some kind of egg thing. (Huevos rancheros? Quite possibly.) It was good but unremarkable, considering I can’t vividly remember it anymore.
Oddly, the thing I do remember vividly is the girl child’s macaroni and cheese from the kids’ menu. It was good. Like, super good. Did they make it from scratch? Is it from a box somewhere? I have no idea. (If it is from a box, I want that box.) Creamy and delicious and in a portion size way too big for my 8 year old, I helped myself to a few tasty bites.
Would I go again? If I was in the neighborhood. Which, frankly, is true of so many places. There are so few I’ll go out of my way to eat at. (Taco Trio, I’m looking at you…)