The Three Amigos
July 31, 2015
I was very excited to try out The Three Amigos after seeing all the delicious photos on their Instagram. Well, sometimes looks can be decieving.
The Three Amigos is a Mexican restaurant located on Jasper Ave. Their website claims that they are the “best Mexican food in Edmonton.” I’ll let you be the judge of that if you decide to try it out. The atmosphere of the restaurant is lively with loud Mexican music. It’s dark inside as well which I didn’t enjoy. I prefer eating in places with light, especially for the sake of my photos (foodie problems). Their menu has a variety of Mexican dishes to choose from, including tacos. So many that it overwhelmed me when I was ordering! Their items are reasonably priced and portions appear to be filling.
Jarritos, a Mexican soda, is a must drink at any Mexican place! I was pretty ecstatic when our waitress told me that they offered a strawberry flavour. Unfortunately, the bottle was expired. Normally I would let it pass if it was a week or so but this was over a month… I sent it back to the kitchen and decided to stick with my cute mason jar water. From there, I started to have a bad feeling about this lunch.
Chicharron Pupusa $3.50
I ordered a chicharron pupusa as an appetizer for myself. It was a deep fried tortilla stuffed with pulled pork meat and served with a small side of salsa sauce. The pupusa came out smaller than I had expected it to be. The size did not reflect the price. The pupusa shoud’ve been fried more because it was still soft and didn’t have the crisp I was looking for. The pulled pork meat hadn’t been seasoned enough because it tasted bland, even with the salsa. The salsa was watery for some reason and wasn’t flavorful.
Tacos Dorado $12.99
Three deep fried corn tortillas were stuffed with chicken, potatoes, and onion. It was nicely presented with Mexican rice, beans, guacamole, and sour cream. This is where it went downhill. The chicken was dry and tasted weird. It made me question the freshness of my dish and all the other items I had ordered. The Mexican rice that accompanied it was tasteless while the beans resembled a pile of mush. It tasted like mush, too. The only edible items were the guacamole and sour cream. Needless to say, I did not finish my dish which rarely happens.
Amigo Tex-Mex Nachos $12.99
My friend ordered the nachos and told me she enjoyed it. It’s really hard to mess up on nachos though. I tried some and they were the only item I truly didn’t mind at this place. The nachos were topped with melted mozzarella, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, olives, and green peppers. Guacamole was an extra $2.99 and chicken, steak, or shrimp can be added for an extra price. My friend ordered the guacamole and said she liked how it was seasoned well to give it flavour.
I did want to order dessert before the meal had started but after everything came out, I decided not to. I’m sure I didn’t miss out on anything good. I would not recommend going to The Three Amigos for “authentic” Mexican food. Tres Carnales is right down the street and a way better alternative. I was very disappointed after my experience here. My stomach was disappointed, too…
Address: 10247 Jasper Ave