Monday, February 15, 2016
Las Palmas has been around for a long time and now has three locations, including the one we went to on Washington Street downtown for lunch.
Service was a little slow considering there were only two or three other tables, but the waiter/host was friendly. Salsa was almost too smoky, but still decent. In the atmosphere category, the music was a god-awful mix of country, pop and hip hop. I'd take mariachis over this any day.
I got Lunch Special #1: a pork tamale and a chicken enchilada. The corn tortilla was very good, meat was tender and tasty and all the sauces were very good. The corn part of the tamale was a little bland.
Bottom line: It's all pretty standard fare, but well-executed standard fare. If I still lived in California and this were close to my house, I would would make it a regular lunch destination.
It will be interesting to try the Maplewood location, which is closer to my house.