Saturday, August 22, 2009

El Valle Mexican Grill

As many of my peeps know, I was utterly devastated upon the closing of my favorite Mexican food establishment, Taco Del Mar, last month. I know, I know, it wasn’t really authentic or anything, but I still loved it. Well, I am over it, to say the least. We have discovered a fabulous restaurant that you absolutely MUST experience–El Valle Mexican Grill. It is simply the best Mexican food in east county.

We were greeted by lovely smiles and seated in quite possibly the cleanest dining room I have ever been in. I’m serious. It was CLEAN! The servers were so gracious and brought us warm chips and awesome salsa. How was the main course you ask? In one word, AWESOME. The steaming hot ground beef and rice were perfectly seasoned and caused the abundant amount of cheese to ooze with yumminess over the entire dish. The tostada, lettuce, and tomatoes were perfectly fresh and put just the right amount of crisp into every bite. Needless to say, I overstuffed myself.

Just when my husband (who, by the way, has become so “in-shape” from working out so much, is a bit hard to hug–literally) and I thought we were going to burst at the seams, the kind wait staff brought us dessert! Without even asking us!!! A beautiful dessert with fresh whipped cream, cinnamon and chocolate, oh my! It was simply FABULOUS!

I have found my new favorite Mexican food restaurant. Taco Del Mar? What’s that???

You may have thought that this blog was a review of a restaurant. It is not. It’s a rant. A rant about manners…and on the lack of respect we show one another.

As my husband and I enjoyed our wonderful meal and the wonderful service of El Valle, I noticed a trend taking shape amongst the other guests. A trend that really upset me. No matter who you are, or how important you think you are, you are not any more important than anybody else.

I found the staff of this restaurant very hospitable. I could not understand why other people chose to treat the staff less than such. There is no reason to be unkind. I do understand being upset at poor service; however, when poor service is present (which was not the case here), people should still be treated like people.

I could go on and on and on about manners, but I won’t (this time). *evil grin* Just remember: Smile, be pleasant, and say please and thank you.

“Please and Thank you.” Good night;)

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