Small restaurant with seating for about ohhhh about 40 inside and 8-10 tables outside. They pull center restaurant tables together for large groups. No booths seen.
Nice cantina style decor. Not typical chain restaurant atmosphere. Some original artwork including a "blueprint" for creating a Taco and a wonderful Picasso-inspired painting of a woman playing guitar. Colorful with Christmas ornamented ceilings and corrugated tin bar-but not to the extent it was tacky. A good date restaurant or restaurant for business travelers. Price point was $45 which paid for "my mothers enchiladas" (server-have you been here before? Me: No. Server-that's our most popular dish) a beef platter dish with seasoned beef, beans, rice, and apparently home-made tortillas, a club soda (aka soda water), an Appalachian tea (peachy and alcoholic -a bit too sweet for the husbands preference-but refreshing) and a desert pear martini (I.e. Cactus pear). Complimentary house made chips and mild salsa (in a fresh made Pico -but-not-chunky style and magical refills!)
Lots on this menu to peruse but struck gold on the back page with two options for enchiladas made with a green sour cream sauce. "My mothers enchiladas" Amazing. Ridiculously amazing. Made with the sauce outside and sour cream inside topped with Colby jack cheese, beans and rice. (Husband: you win)
Another option was a version that apparently did not have sour cream on the inside of the enchilada and did not have the Colby cheese. I believe that was "enchiladas blanco"?. Perhaps "blanco" would be an option for a "some-but-not ton sour cream aficionado" or an option by those looking to cut a few calories off their selection-but if you're looking to do that; go for those amazingly tasty looking tacos. Grilled Mahi-mahi, shrimp, etc.
The desert pear martini was not overly sweet. Served in a marguerita glass (good sized) but could have been chilled a bit more. But then I like em so cold they hurt my teeth so maybe that's not fair.
The servers were all hustling-high turnover of patrons but I never felt rushed.
Metered on street parking. Free after 6.
High chairs present and used. Nicely stocked bar. Nice pace of chips-salsa menu to drinks-more chips-and entree presentations. They sell the t-shirts. Other t-shirt option (more manly) was "peace love tacos" on the back and cool logo front.
But my server wore a shirt that said "feed me tacos and call me beautiful" and I can truly say that any server bringing me a meal that good is beautiful in my eyes.
Me: 30 years military and eaten all over the world including many Mexican ports of call and lived in New Mexico-so a bit of credibility for calling these my favorite enchiladas to date. Headed to the eclipse in Nashville but have already directed our return route to go through Charleston, WV so we can "hit it again".
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