So on many Friday and Saturday nights the parking lot of Abel’s at NW 50th and MacArthur is packed. Usually that’s a sign that the food is good, so one Saturday afternoon we decided to try it. I have to admit, I walked away unimpressed. So on a weeknight, I stopped again to see if my opinion would be different. I was wrong.
They serve just standard fare Tex-Mex, tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas, and burritos. Nothing really fancy or creative. I was seated quickly on both visits and brought the typical chips, salsa and queso. The chips were nothing really special and the queso was way too runny for my liking. Both times I ordered beef chimichangas with sour cream sauce with beans and rice on the side. The beans and rice are ok. The chimichanga just lacks flavor, the hamburger meat just has no spice at all. The worst though is the sour cream sauce, very runny with no tang.
The service is good, just the food is lacking. So I’m going to give them 2 strips of bacon. I’ll go back but try something different.