Last week before heading to the beach Josh and I took the opportunity to explore our new surroundings a bit by going out to dinner. Unfortunately, the restaurant we picked, Tacos Cinco De Mayo, turned out to be quite far from Silver Spring - in fact, it was about a twenty minute drive.
It looked like a bit of a dive from the outside, but it was still bright and inviting ... and hey, we'd already driven twenty minutes.
Fortunately, once we were inside we found a lot of real Mexican patrons, an extensive menu, and ... most importantly ... a salsa bar!
Another nice touch was that you could see into the kitchen. It always gives me a better feeling when I can actually see my food being prepared. And see that there aren't a bunch of cockroaches running around it. That's one of the main draws of Chipotle and Subway.
Josh and I each grabbed a few salsas to sample - I went with the hot and the green salsa. Both were great, but I definitely preferred the green. That's the one I'll be getting exclusively from now on.
For my actual dinner I ordered the vegetarian burrito with no cheese or sour cream. It was gigantic and delicious, with guacamole, beans, lettuce, rice ... everything a good burrito should have. I added salsa to the top as I ate, which made it even better. I also sampled a little cheeseless bite of Josh's enchiladas mole - the sauce was amazing!
Despite the distance, this place will definitely be a keeper in our restaurant repertoir. But next time we dine out we'll have to exlore a place a little closer to home ...