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Los Dos Ascos

I like certain Mexican food dishes.  Being a somewhat picky (American) food eater, like art, I know what I like.  I’m even pickier with ethnic food.

J. has been pining to revisit a Mexican food place of yore – one she went to years ago, and one of her clients has been recently raving about.

chipsLos Dos Molinos

(Locals may note I’m NOT linking to them!)

We opted to go the other afternoon.  There are four locations – we went to the one she visited over 10 years ago.  In a less-than-good part of town, it’s ‘colorful’, like a dive bar is colorful.

We went in anyway.

Yep.  Dive (Mexican) bar restaurant chic.

It took them forever after they seated us to get us menus.  Both of us being fans of Margaritas, and the restaurant lauding many varieties and ‘authenticity’, we opted for a pitcher of the house Marg.


Picture lime flavored Crystal Light, iced to dilution, with enough cheap tequila to give you a cheap buzz.  $21.00 a pitcher!!!  Not worth $3.00.

Our entrees were also poor.  J.’s machaca chimichanga I’m told was tasteless – my chimi was quite spicy (in keeping with the New Mexican Mexican vibe), but soggy.  At least hers was crisp.

We complained to the waitress/bartender, who at least didn’t charge us for the pitcher.

We like to support local business when we can afford to.

We’ll not be returning here.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


12 thoughts on “Los Dos Ascos

  1. Let me guess; the one on Central, right? Should have to come over to Mesa!

    Posted by John in the GMA | October 27, 2014, 8:35 am
  2. That’s astounding. I’ve been going there for over thirty years with guests, family, and friends and only once was so much as the beans too salty. I’m sure that John G. – the owner – would be mortified.

    Posted by John in the GMA | October 27, 2014, 9:14 am
  3. I’ve been disappointed so many times in restaurants we rarely dine out anymore. Crap service, blah food and all for the low, low price of OMFG!
    If we do go to a restaurant, it’s one that consistently whips up good food and gets it to your table before sunrise…but there’s still that price tag.

    Posted by KM | October 27, 2014, 10:39 am
  4. To quote Joe E. Brown, “Nobody’s perfect.” 😎 My wife and I usually go there once – or more – a week. (When my friend was home on a one-week leave from the Navy some years back he offered to buy if I’d drive him to LDM. We went twice a day for the six days they were open.) The one on Washington IS vile, though.
    ps – we’ve eaten at every location they have, except the one in NYC, and that’s defunct now anyway…

    Posted by John of the GMA | October 27, 2014, 10:55 am
  5. Let me add my 2 cents worth. Never had a bad experience at LDM in Mesa, on Central, or on Camelback.

    Posted by kerry_s | October 27, 2014, 4:30 pm
  6. Time isn’t necessarily ‘good’ to restaurants or our memories…

    Posted by Old NFO | October 27, 2014, 5:16 pm

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