Posted by: coolerbecky | June 22, 2009

Deep Fried Deliciousness

Delicious ChimichangaThis is a picture of a chimichanga, but this is no ordinary Mexican meal. Oh no. THIS chimichanga is the size of a small pillow. It contains rice, refried beans and beef. It is an entire Mexican meal wrapped into a single burrito wrapper and deep fried. Deep fried. It’s even served with a scoop of guacamole and a salad. This chimichanga is a chimichanga to end all chimichangas. Well, not quite… but it’s pretty darn good.

Baja CantinaThe chimichanga in the picture is made by the Baja Cantina, a lovely Mexican restaurant on Glebe Point Road. Like its name, (which I think means “Lowlands Canteen”, but my Spanish is extremely rusty and very Babelfish, so I can’t be sure) the restaurant is small and unassuming, but is quite nicely decorated with a Mexican theme that doesn’t hurt the eyes. It’s not often crowded, so it’s pretty good for walk-ins.

The Baja Cantina make a delicious variety of different Mexican foods and while it doesn’t have a variety of painfully hot salsas, it does offer its food in the usual three spice levels – mild, medium and hot, which is pretty okay, since there are many people who cannot handle their spices. Hot sauces are provided on the table, though, which is always a bonus.

IMG_8943yIn case you didn’t believe me about the delicious food, here is a picture of one of Baja Catina’s Enchiladas. The portions are quite fair and if you’re the same size as I am, you can make two good meals out of them. The Cantina also makes a very delicious sangria, or so I’ve heard.

Service is a little slow on busier days, but still quite good. The waiters and waitresses are delightfully chatty. Although the restaurant (being small) can sometimes get a little noisy, the atmosphere is incredibly good and only enhanced by the delicious food, which is one of the reasons that I’m a regular there when I have the spare cash.

The Baja Cantina is located on 43-45 Glebe Point Road and is open on weekday evenings and all day on Saturday. I’d link their website, but they don’t have one.

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