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Mexican Food, Wisconsin and the Macarena (aaah-ight!)

Last week's work schedule included four 14-hour days in a row and over 1,300 miles on the road.  After so much, I wanted to spend time with my wonderful girlfriend.

We decided to go out to Garcia's Mexican Restaurant and enjoy the best Mexican food Eastern Idaho has to offer.


We ordered drinks and our dinner from the most annoying baby-talking waitress on Earth, and settled into our chairs for nice conversation and footsie.

The waitress we were blessed with had an odd Wisconsin-ish accent.  The accent combined with the baby-talk made for an interesting time.

Mexican restaurant.

Eastern Idaho.

Ittle Wittle Waitress fwom Wisconsin.


When we finally became tired of poking fun, we decided to eat.

That's when I heard it....

Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena

Que tu cuerpo es pa' darle alegria y cosa buena

Dale a tu cuerpo alegria, Macarena
Heeey Macarena!  (aaaaah-iiight!)

It wasn't obvious since it was a horrible cover band instead of the horrible original duo, but the lyrics and the beat were basically the same.

This is supposed to be the nicest sit-down Mexican joint in town, and everything about it was more or less a joke, except for the food.  The food is amazing, but I think getting it 'to-go' would be a wise choice next time.

On the bright side, it made for a refreshing night.  This circus of a restaurant helped wash away the workweek like an extreme palate-cleanser on crack. I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon, but I appreciated the gesture nonetheless.

My question to you is:  How in the hell do you rate this kind of night?  Annoying yet oddly entertaining?  Can you give a restaurant 4 stars in a review, but note that 2 of them were given ironically?
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25 witty retorts:

Random Girl said...

I would take great food and questionable atmosphere/service over the reverse any day. As long as the food is good, I can tolerate some craziness. Although hearing that song may have been enough to say "Check please!' and to-go box that stuff.

The Simple Dude said...

Good food trumps bad atmosphere in my book - but you're right, to-go may be the wise move next time.

Those Wisconsin accents are horrible...ugh, how can anyone stand them.

*looks around sheepishly since Minnesotan accents are not much better*


A Beer for the Shower said...

You know you've failed as a cover band when you cover the Macarena, and that's saying a lot. And how does a waitress baby talk? "Does oo want ketchup on oos burgerboo?"

I just vomited. No longer hungry. But thanks, lady.

Pickleope said...

"Awww is'm not happy with him's food and time twavel to the mid 90's?"--Your waitress after reading this.
If there were stereotypical sombreros and bandeleros on the wall, and if people actually got up and did the macarena, that was my wedding reception. Perfect evening.

D4 said...

A good time is a good time. Damn straight I'd rate something like that 4 stars. If I'm happy by the end of it, job well done.

Mooner Johnson said...

Brandini. OK, first, you didn't tell us that Gene Simmons was the cover band.

I can rate any Mexican place 4 stars as long as the food is primo and they serve Carta Blanca beer.

My favorite place to eat in Mexico, just across the border from El Paso, would butcher the livestock you ate in the back yard.

Of course it isn't safe to cross at El Paso because the butchering is now people.

Fuck Rick Perry! Viva Zapatos!

Bart said...

lol that is honestly the ugliest dance ever, doesnt matter who does it. ugly.

Inverse said...

Bwahahah! That video is hilarious!

Emthe said...

As an escapee from the Snake River Valley, I have no idea how I haven't found your blog before now. People who have never been there don't get what it's like. They don't realize that Napoleon Dynamite is a documentary, not a comedy.

Your recent comment on Mommy Wants Vodka are exactly right as are your observations on Garcias. Macarena indeed. Shudder.

Alice X said...

Better to have good food and crap service than crap food and great service. It sounds to me like an entertaining night at least. I'd rate it in red clown noses instead of stars!

squatlo said...

My lovely wife and I were canning Italian tomatoes from the garden a little while ago with the radio tuned to a local station. They played (swear to god...) the Pina Colada song. I said, "What's next, the Macarana?"
Now this...

I'm taking a nap. Life's just too strange for me to stay conscious.

And for what it's worth, there's nothing at all wrong with a Wisconsin nympho. Or an Idaho nympho. Or a Montana nympho. I'd rule out Texas, just on principle, and Alabama on the potential for contracting animal diseases, but any other accent is a go, as far as nymphomaniacs are concerned.

AllenTesch said...

The sad thing is, being in Minnesota, I can't even hear the accent anymore.

Shaw said...

Reminds me of where I am. Massachusetts, there is a mexican restaurant near me, with know mexicans to be seen. God knows the food isn't "authentic".

Zombie said...

That chip plate doesnt look very mexican at all... its too organized and clean.

Anonymous said...

I agree I'd much rather have good food but bad service and crap atmosphere can really ruin the experience too. There must be a happy medium somewhere. To-go definitely sounds like a wise option.

Bouncin' Barb said...

As long as the food was good that's all I would care about. Well, that and if the place was clean and decent looking. As for the music? Maybe fill out a suggestion card if they have one?

Vapid Vixen said...

I'm in UTAH. One small step up from Idaho. I've found exactly 1 good Mexican joint in this state. It would be worth dealing with an obnoxious mariachi band and white people dancing the Macarena. Plus, it would make me feel a smidge better about my life knowing that I didn't have to work there.

Smart Ass Sara said...

As a Floridian transplanted in Wisconsin, I have to say- not every person living in Wisconsin has this accent. I prefer a southern drawl over any kind of northern accent fo sho.

Mynx said...

I have always found that atmosphere always improves with each additional margharita consumed.
Even the worst band sounds wonderful when you are full of tequila

Golden Girl said...

I do like to hear the macarena myself from time to time...not saying i go around blasting it from my car radio or something...just at a big social event after everyone there has had a few drinks in there system...anywho..."to go" next time!

Shona said...

My stomach hurts and that picture does nothing for me.

Anonymous said...

What wrong with you people? Is the population not brown enough for you? You want the manager to hire a Mexican over a resident? Maybe you would want Pedro from Napoleon dynamite. Nice conversationist that one. Most of what we call Mexican food and music or tex mex was invented in Texas not Mexico. with influences from Mexico, native American, US-Anglo and German settlers. So bring out your Mexican polka music and dance the Combia.

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