Wednesday, May 18, 2011

El Paso Mexican Grill (Bridgeville)

Last Friday night I met up with a friend for a quick dinner before a movie at one of her regular hangouts, El Paso Mexican Grill in Bridgeville.  Located in the Great Southern strip mall next to TJ Maxx, El Paso strikes me as the type of place that would be great for a really simple, casual meal with your family. Traffic was surprisingly good that day so I got there about 20 minutes early.  There was a couple waiting for a booth seat when I got there (those seem to be pretty popular) but I had no preference, so I was seated at one of the tables right away and started munching on warm tortilla chips and salsa while I waited for my friend to arrive.

My friend is pretty familiar with the restaurant and ordered one of her stand-by chicken dishes.  I went with the Honey Chipotle Shrimp served with rice and beans which I thought sounded pretty good.  My friend had promised that El Paso would be cheap and decent - and she was right.  My shrimp dish was $10.05 and really filled me up.  It was pretty tasty, too, for a $10 seafood item.  The shrimp was just a tad bit on the overcooked side, but the sauce had a nice amount of sweetness and smokiness and was quite good.  It's no fine-dining, mind you, so if you go to El Paso expecting knock-off-your-socks Mexican food, you'll probably be disappointed.  But for something quick and relatively inexpensive, this was a good option.

Honey Chipotle Shrimp at El Paso
Honey Chipotle Shrimp

Restaurant info:
El Paso Mexican Grill
1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017

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