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Restaurant Review: El Arroyo


Location: In between a gas station and a car wash.

Atmosphere: Typical restaurant with booths, waiters, bar, and outside patio. Warm and cozy inside.

Service: My waitress was ok. She brought out food, chips, and salsa like she should. Took her a lil’ while to re-fill my diet coke, but she eventually got to it. No serious attitude with her, just simply busy. Didn’t exactly feel the good vibes from her. Perhaps I am expecting too much from my waitress.

Food: Free complimentary chips and dips. Chips were good, but nothing special about the dips. It definitely helped fill up the time waiting for my food. I ordered the lunch beef fajitas which are about $9 during lunch and about 50% more during dinner. The fajitas came out sizzling hot on top of onions and bell peppers. It also came with some rice, beans, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, and guacomole. At first, I notice the beef was falling apart after I poked it a couple of times but that’s because it was extremely tender. One of the best fajitas, I’ve ever tried. The flour tortillas were soft and fresh off the stove. I enjoyed all the side dishes that came with it especially the refried beans.

Price: Ended up paying $11 for the whole plate with a diet coke. Definitely will come back if I’m ever up for some good fajitas.

Overall: Definitely would recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for a good deal on some delicious fajitas. The only reason why I gave it 3 stars was because of a combination of atmosphere/service/price.

Rating:  3/5

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Restaurant Review: Taqueria La Original

Restaurant Review:  Taqueria La Original


Location: Inbetween a car wash and a loan office.

Atmosphere: Spanish soap operas playing in the background with minimal lighting. Nothing special about furniture and decoration. I don’t think they put too much thought into the details.

Service: Only one waitress there, since I came at 2 pm. I was also the only customer their. Service wasn’t the best, but I didn’t expect much going in.

Food: Free complimentary chips and dips were a plus. Chips weren’t too salty. Had two dips a red one and green one. Red dip was somewhat spicy and a little bitter. Green dip was sweet and tangy. Definitely like the green dip better. I ordered the 4 tacos plate with rice and beans. The beef was my favorite, then pastor, then barbacoa. Mexican rice was well seasoned and cooked thoroughly. Beans was also good, definitely made from scratch.

Price: Ended up paying $7 for the whole plate with a glass a water. Definitely will come back. Mainly because I enjoy their chips & dips and it’s so hard for me to find a Mexican restaurant that serves decent chips & dips. Trust me, I’ve tried looking everywhere in Arlington.

Overall: Definitely would recommend this place to anyone who wants authentic Mexican food for a fair price.

Rating: 4/5

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Restaurant Review: Johnny B’s

Johnny B's

Location: close to 24 hour fitness and many other restaurants, there is nothing special about the exterior.

Atmosphere: Interior feels like an old, rustic, back in the 80’s kind of feel. I dig it. There are two garage doors in the inside.

Service: None. You order. They give you a number. When your order is done, they call your number.

Food: Delish. Nothing special about the fries, I prefer In-n-Out Burgers more. Burgers are small compared to twisted root, but for a guy with a small appetite it was perfect. Buns are made fresh and reminds me of nothing anyone else is doing. Definitely a plus. Meat patties are fresh and juicy.

MSG: I think they put a lil’ in their food. After eating it, I had a slight heaviness in my head which usually is a strong indicator of how much MSG is in my food.

Price: You can get a burger/fries/drink combo for about $8.50, which is to me a good price for what you get.

Overall: Definitely would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys eating burgers.

Rating: 4/5

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