Last night we went to a restaurant that is in a small town about 40 minutes away. I had been to The Grotto a couple times before, but each time it's a little different. They do a Mexican dinner once a week (usually Fridays, but they did a special dinner for our large group yesterday) that is a fixed price and a fixed menu. There is no ordering - you just get what they bring you. The cost is $39 per person.
First up was a corn chowder. It was piping hot and fantastic:
The main course included a pork tamale, corn on the cob, a grilled avocado with cactus salad, a chicken tostada, black re-fried beans, and chocolate/coffee braised beef. The corn was my favourite part.
The dessert was tres leche cake:
Overall I thought the meal was really good, although I enjoyed it a bit more the last time I was there. We're looking forward to trying their Saturday evening meat platter night.
Do you ever travel out of town just to eat and then come home?