We've had some good, now how bout some bad! I'll start us off with a couple of my favorite terrible experiences.
El Diablo-Missoula's supposedly Mexican quick stop.
This is by far the very worst thing I've ever eaten in my entire life. I had a burrito with black beans and some terrible alleged "cilantro" sauce that tasted more like dill to me.
The tortilla itself wasn't bad and the portion was good but that's all. My wife loves guacamole so she got about 4 sides of it. Little did we know it was guac from a powder form. Tasted terrible. Worse than terrible. We let that slide and ordered a "bowl" of their tortilla chips. Santitos brand, straight from the bag. For $4. By now I was furious. Then the alternative (crappy) music started to blare. LOUD. The employees must have loved that particular terrible song. I'm a pretty alternative guy myself but this was terrible music. Why not some nice Mexicana for a "Mexican" restaurant?
If you want REAL Mexican food there are only two options in town.
Fiesta En Jalisco and the El Cazador bus. NOT the El Cazador restaurant, it's actually just average. The BUS however is superb. I don't know why, it's probably because I'm a southern CA native and the street taste from the bus is what does it for me.
Jakers...Overpriced, under portioned. Montana Club...Everything on the menu looks SOOOO GOOOD. Then your food arrives and you're sad. It's just a terrible place for a meal. The burgers are just fine but the specials aren't worth the money.
We both have to stick to tight diets to control health issues and allergies so we usually go to places that are supposedly serving basics we can custom order.Ummmm or we hit the good food store. .However I think the worst one in quite sometime down there was when we chose to eat at the Edgewater because it was recommended at the hotel..3 hours for dinner food was nasty and cold, the price was ridiculous,,priceless when your server tells you it is on the house because they had to recook it since it was missed by the server,, who also provided an extra bottle of wine in apology ,, This I would follow up with the Blue Canyon grill,which we took family out to.Again on the recommendation of the hotel, Lesson Learned :Never take your relatives who used to run a restaurant in their day, that made real food to one that they can critique badly.Because they understand what real meat cuts are!!! Oh Oh and one other favorite bad place,, The Outback,, we had a crew down working at the mall a few years ago.They all wanted steaks and this was the recommended place.again by the hotel,,.Oh my gosh walk in 30 minutes before the grill is turned off with 7 big hungry boys,,they tried to feed them cold steaks , grey on one side and not even touched on the other side..The side orders all looked like they were left overs from under the lights.It was not a good experience have you ever had to listen to 7 construction workers hassle not only the waiter but also the cook just trying to get food that is edible..Not a pretty adventure.. Lessons learned , do not listen to the hotel people for recommended restaurants...
However now if your looking for Mexican and your ever driving through Butte, there is this odd little place over there that makes some fine mexican, it is just a bit hard to find when your not familiar with the area..
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