Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Road Trip! Canandaigua
Restaurant: Rio Tomatlan
Location, Canandaigua, NY
Cuisine: authentic Mexican
Amelia's highlights: Excellent refried beans. The red sauce on the chile rellenos was sweet and smoky. The zingy fresh salsa had an abundance of cilantro. The bartender knew how to make a good margarita when we requested an upgrade.
Amelia's downsides: There were peas in the Spanish-style rice. The tilapia ceviche looked and tasted like tuna salad. The house margaritas were made with bottled margarita mix. An hour's drive to get there.
Mom and Dad's opinion: M & D loved both the house margaritas and the rice. Dad got the same creamy-style chopped chunk tilapia in his tacos that I got in my ceviche and thought it was great.
Score: I would rate Rio Tomatlan 3.5 out of 5 jumping beans.