Friday, September 11, 2015

A Mexican Food Tour: La Vallesana

Mexican food is not really a thing here. It kind of is, but apparently not enough Mexicans have settled in the St Louis region over the years to establish a strong Mexican food scene. This makes me sad, of course, because of how many years I spent living in California. BUT, being the bright-eyed optimist that I am, I will find the good Mexican food! I will!

Cherokee Street in South City is home to the highest concentration of Mexican restaurants in the region, so that is where we start, at the intersection of California Ave (no, really) and Cherokee, to be specific. There are at least six Mexican food establishments within a block of this intersection.

Today my two-year-old and I ate on the patio at La Vallesana. This is the second time I've eaten there. It's lovely, but I just can't get excited about it. The chips came with a red sauce and a green sauce, neither of which were too spicy. The service was prompt and very friendly. The guac was fresh and well-made. I ordered shrimp fajitas. The shrimp were fine and the veggies seemed fresh and nicely-cooked but were all just not super-flavorful.

I forgot to take pics of my food, but here's a pic of my cute dining companion and the remains of her quesadilla. 

Next week: Tarahumara! We went a couple weeks ago after we saw this review and were delighted.

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