If you find yourself in the Tenino area, or if you are just craving some great authentic Mexican food, take a drive down to Tenino and visit Don Juans Mexican Kitchen.
You’ll be dazzled by their beautiful dining room which has hand-made wooden tables and comfortable wrought iron seats. The walls are painted with a rag finish to give it an old spanish-style look and feel. The ceiling is hand crafted with heavy wood beams and is accented by a trellis over the entrance and kitchen area. The mood is set, by dim lights shining through Spanish style light fixtures, and tea candles on every table.
The service is excellent, as it is family operated. Juan, the host, will make you feel right at home. The chef, his son Juan Jr., has studied Culinary Arts in Mexico and wears a well earned chef's uniform. Eva, is in the kitchen making her uniquely delicious salsa’s and her truly authentic mexican style enchiladas. The hostess, is their daughter Marcela, offering service with a smile.
Before dinner is served, the table is brought delicious (fresh) tortilla chips made daily at the restaurant, and a wonderful, thick salsa to dip. Of all the food that I tried, I have to say that the chicken tacos were my favorite, though it wasn’t easy to decide the winner.
Prices are very reasonable for the amount of food and stature of your meal.
Parking was easy, since the restaurant sits in the same strip mall as the grocery store, and parking lot lighting was superb.
Take a short drive this weekend, to Don Juan’s Mexican Kitchen, and tell them Cari sent you. You’ll be glad you did.
Author:Cari Schwisow Phone: 360-878-5401 Dated: November 30th 2012 Views: 1,257 About Cari: I am pleased to be with RE/MAX Northwest, a highly respected and innovative real estate firm in Olym...
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