Wednesday, December 10, 2008
How to flush out a pheasant
Already thirty-eight years old and so well camouflaged that unless you knew what to look for you never noticed.
This has all changed with the expansion of the dining area and a new facade for restaurant cafe El Faisán on 16 de Septiembre just past Isabel la Catolica.
The son, Jorge runs the place now and has plans to introduce an expanded graphics intense color menu, breakfasts and table service in January.
At the moment, the restaurant is an interesting mix of homemade and fast food. Coffee drinks are available as well as malts and other ice cream drinks. A pastry case displayed generous cuts of german chocolate cake and flan.
Hamburgers come single or double with cheese or no. Burritos are stuffed with a guiso of carne deshebrada (shredded meat seasoned with vegetables and herbs) or pulled pork and there are quesadillas, stuffed quesadillas and breaded chicken nuggets seasoned with oregano. French fries. Ranch dressing. There are Bimbo bread sandwiches and tortas as well.
Order at the counter and grab a table or booth. In a few minutes a tray with your orders is brought to the table. Dishes are white foam trays. An array of condiments are offered, including ketchup in red squeeze bottles that used to hold barbeque sauce, crema in a bottle conveniently labeled crema and hot sauce in an unlabeled former mustard squeeze.
Coffee drinks, bottles of iced teas, Penafiel soft drinks and waters are available.
Can't wait to go back in January. El Faisán restaurant cafe since 1971. 16 de Septiembre between Isable la Catolica and Meliton Albañez. Open from 8am until 10 pm.
- The Bread Guy
- La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Before gaining control of my life, I created pastries for some cool places in California: San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Brix Restaurant in Napa and The Lodge in Sonoma. Now I am the chef/owner of Pan D' Les bakery in La Paz. My personal favorite is the Multigrano loaf, full of crunchy seeds and a nice chewy crust.