Okay, so. My friend Hayley posted this on her blog, and I commented, and then realized that my comment was a little out of control in the length department, so I posted it here instead. She shared her Cafe Rio order, and asked what other people's orders were, so here it is. Enjoy.
Used to be I got the salad because I thought it was healthier. And then I realized, "Really? Who am I kidding?" So the standing order now is this. (It's the family's order, but only the family order will give you the full effect.)
Pork Burrito, black beans, mild sauce, enchilada style. (Jeremy's)
Fire Grilled Chicken (or Steak, depending on my mood), black beans, mild sauce, enchilada style.
And a Kid's Quesadilla. (Hayley's. Technically. But she doesn't even really like quesadillas. We order it because it's supposed to be free with an adult meal. Sometimes they still charge us. Grr.)
That is followed by a slight break in stressful ordering. (Because really, have you ever been to Cafe Rio and NOT had them be in a huge hurry??)
Anyway, burritos come out of the oven, and the guy says, "Lettuce and salsa?" To which the answer is "Yes, but on the side, in a separate container." And I gotta say it fast, or it ends up right next to the burrito, and Jeremy thinks he's deathly allergic to lettuce, tomatoes, and pretty much every other vegetable. The other reason why is that that extra lettuce with a side of their creamy tomatillo dressing and the leftovers of my burrito make for a delish lunch the next day.
And because the guy doesn't think that I'm enough of a pain in the butt yet, when he asks, "Anything else?" I tell him I need a cup of strawberries (versus the ONE strawberry slice that usually comes on the kids quesadilla). Because, yes, I bribe my child with strawberries to get her to eat the cheese quesadilla that she doesn't really like all that much.
And I order some extra "chipper strips" (sometimes I cal them "stripper chips" just to see who's paying attention) for Hayley too. Because she missed those from my salad when I stopped ordering it.
And drinks. If they had anything alcholic at Cafe Rio, I'd need it after successfully ordering our food. But alas, they do not, so soda it shall be.
Feel free to take the dare and share your Cafe Rio Order. Unless you go there and order a salad with no tortilla, no beans, no rice, no cheese, and no stripper chips and no dressing. The lady in front of me last time seriously ordered that. I was like, "Lady, why are you even here?" So, if that's your kind of order, I don't want to know about it. Because I feel kind of sad for you. And I don't know if we can be friends anymore.
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