Last night, Kim and I participated as secret shoppers at a local Mexican restaurant called Rio Grande. We’ve been to the downtown location a number of times and always found that the margaritas were excellent but the food leaves something to be desired. Our assigned location was out by our offices, but we still were expecting the same variety of food, especially since the menus are identical. Even with those expectations it is hard to refuse a $60 gift card to use as we please, with the only rules being that we have to order at least one entree and either an appetizer or a desert.
As I’m eating the leftovers from Kim’s entree last night, I’m trying to fill out the three page survey that is also required. Well it’s one page of yes and no questions and then we are expected to write a couple pages of review. I don’t know if I’ve written this much in a long time, but fortunately I’m enjoying putting my opinions down on paper. A quick synopsis of our visit would be that the margaritas were as good as always, the food was as bland as ever, though we were surprised by the tasty appetizer of melted Monterey Jack cheese, mushrooms, onions, and peppers rolled into warm and fresh tortillas.