Friday, August 5, 2011
Is Hernande'z really deserving of all the hype surrounding it.....
I've been dying to check out Hernande'z for a while now; everyone I have ever talked to has raved to me about their awesome Mexican food. So, finally after much anticipation I dragged myself downtown just to go for lunch at Hernande'z.
Most people I have talked to recommended the Tacos from their "slow menu". You get five for $6 (formerly $5); unless, you order the Carne (beef) tacos then you only get three.
I had the chicken tacos and my fiance had the pork tacos. The small tortillas are made fresh to order and the tacos are served on a piece of butchers paper. They looked pretty good on delivery, but on first bite they lacked the WOW factor I was hoping for. The chicken was dryer than a popcorn fart and really lacked in flavor (except for the fresh lime I squeezed on it). The pork was much better, it was moist and actually tasted quite good.
So, again, this is where I pose the question....is it really worth all the hype? In my opinion: No. However, I am willing to give it another shot, but maybe next time I will have a burrito or something else other than the tacos.
Before, I venture back to Hernande'z I think I will drop by the Puerto Vallarta Amigos food truck, I hear their tacos are much better, but a little more expensive.