Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cinco de Waito

I decided that I wanted to go to a mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo. I've never been & I keep hearing about how much fun it is. We decided to go to La Caretta. It's close to home & the food's good. So me & Dean went with our friends Dennis & Jackie & their daughter Allie. We got there at 5:45 & there were people everywhere. Dean had to park at Albertson's which is across the parking lot from the restaurant. We went to put our name on the list. They'd ran out of pagers so they were taking cell numbers. Good luck hearing your phone in that crowd! They said the wait was approximately 2 hours. Normally, we would NEVER wait that long especially for mexican food but there was a band outside & it never takes as long to get a table as they tell you it will. YEH RIGHT!!! I got a Rumrita & started to people watch. OMG! Seriously, what are people thinking??? There were more "store bought parts" there than I've ever seen in one place! Of course there was the usual people wearing stuff they had no business wearing, a few random sombrero's & even a guy with a fake mustache. Not sure what that had to do with anything but whatev. You know the part in Sweet Home Alabama where Reese says "You've got a baby...in a bar"? Well, I had that thought several times. I know technically, it was a restaurant but last night it was really more of a bar & there were people that had little kids & babies there. It just seemed strange to me. Here's me, Jackie & Allie. The iPhone camera & sun aren't the best mix. Obviously.


The band was interesting. Like I said, I've never been to Cinco de Mayo but I assumed it would involve Mexican music. Not that I'm a fan of that, I just thought that was part of it. Well, it's not at La Caretta. The band was a bunch of white guys. The singer wasn't good. Although, the later it got the better he sounded. I guess he just needed to warm up. He did sing a really good variety of stuff. There was Journey, Better Than Ezra & even Def Leopard. Thinking back, I guess that was kinda strange to have one guy singing all that stuff.


There were a couple of tables outside where we were & if you were lucky enough to snag one you didn't get up. Finally, around  8:30 we were able to get one of these tables. It was after 9:00 when we ordered & got our food. That would be twice in 4 days that I've eaten after 8:00. At least this time it wasn't because the waiter forgot about us but this is not a trend I want to continue. I tend to get grumpy if I have to eat that late. I was good last night because there was so much to see. It really reminded me of back in the day when we always went to a bar in Tigerland called The Stadium Club. At one point I thought we were at a reunion. There were all sorts of people there that we used to see. We ended up seeing a lot of other people that we know too so that made it fun & the time go by fast. At 9:40 when we left they still hadn't called to tell us we had a table!

6 comments:

  1. AWWWW...DAMN! All that an NO FOOD. What did you end up eating?

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  2. We got to eat but only because we snagged that outside table when the other people left.

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  3. Hi Traci, it sounds like it was still worth the wait. I never thought Mexicans really celebrated it until we passed by a Mex Rest and it was packed with people. I mean the whole parking lot was just full of people and car, including the other stores next to it. I am sure there was no room inside the restaurant that is why they were all over the lot and music was blasting too...Christine

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  4. I LOVE mexican food, I could eat it every day :)

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  5. I have been craving Mexican for DAYS. I would totally wait for it at this point!

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  6. I miss the Stadium Club...

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