I used to eat here a few years ago, then I took a break. I came back here recently.
It was a-ok before and I still feel that way. Really, it was more my friends who adored the place, I was indifferent for the most part, and a little shocked at the gargantuan size of the burritos. Just two in a takeaway bag felt like a heavy sack of groceries. Not everyone wants to eat this much food.
On my most recent trip I sampled the chilaquiles and a carnitas taco.
The chilaquiles were not my favorite. There’s lots of fresh Mexican cheese, and the chile sauce is bold, but this seemed more like chile nachos. I know there’s a plethora of ways to do chilaquiles, but this one won’t be memorable to me compared to others in the area. It came with sides of rice and beans.
The taco was good. At first glance it’s the second most expensive taco of all the taquerias on Milpas, and there are lots of choose from. But, the filling is very generous, good tasting, and comes with two freshly made tortillas that have been ever so slightly fried, so they have a little crunch to them, yet they stand up to the fold and the filling. I like that.
The salsa selection is good, although the flavors are not too complex. I ordered a portion of chips to sample them, the chips are sold a la carte, $2.
Btw, I normally am not interested in tortas, but the ones here looked good. Did not try, however.
The main issue I have with el Bajio is the portions. The menu seems pricey, but it’s because the portions are big. Ounce for ounce, the price is fine, but aside from the tacos, there’s little choice for a portion other than a gutbuster.
Instead of every burrito being $9-10 behemoth, how about one half that size for $5? Having a broader selection of items under $10, especially for a place with plastic tables and styrofoam plates, would be great – just make the portion smaller.
The item that was perhaps too small? The containers to hold the salsa. You gotta break your chips in half to dunk or scoop. I took a photo!