Tuesday, September 16, 2014
New and Improved...........is not always the best idea!
We all know of the catastrophies of companies changing their products or names to make their "brand" more current, attractive, upscale or different. There is a restauant in Houston that I've loved for well over 20 years that decided to go upscale with a new building, a new interior, a new location. Same name. It used to be funky, fun, Mexican and every time I went there it transported me to the interior of Mexico. Today I ate at the new improved, upscale restaurant. I could have been dining on any type cuisine because there was almost no decor to even indicate that it is a Mexican restaurant. What a disappointment. Today was Mexican independence day. Six of us had lunch there. The food, thankfully, is still delicious, but the service is now stilted, not effusive and welcoming as in all the past years. I enjoyed the meal with friends. But, I left feeling cheated that I did not have an authentic Mexican experience, as they used to say, but just a dining experience in a big restaurant that could have been anywhere and served anything. SAD. Hope the owner makes it!