SERVICE: I stepped up to ask about the different sizes of nachos. The server asked if I was eating there or to go, described bean options and meat available This is how service can differ when you are in a location like Menlo Park. Food is also brought to your table unless you are just standing there so eager to get your food (LOL like me). Well above average by a good margin.
AMBIENCE: The Alameda de las Pulgas is a busy street so even with the outdoor seating it just falls a bit flat. Inside is clean and nice but just a step above Chipotle (sorry). I was just looking for one thing special to stand out and could not find it. Let me also note that this was the cleanest bathroom I have seen to date, that does get bonus points anywhere I dine.
APPEARANCE: The platter looked great, a solid layering and height with a very good balance of color. You know I love tricolor chips but that is asking for allot. nothing was over slopped on the toppings, Double thumbs up to LuLu’s
TASTE: Very good for sure. The standout was the chips followed by the carnitas, the two most important but they did not reach epic status. In all fairness, I’m hard to please and they are well above most of the places I have reviewed to date. In the end everything came together as a very satisfying platter, above average for sure. One note I would make is that the jalapeños were not hot at all, maybe up the quality there.
VALUE: Wow! I just don’t know about this one. There were very good nachos and the portion was very good for the LARGE size but $13.95 plus your drink is getting into Bill’s territory and I don’t think I can give that high a score. All that said, do note that we are in Menlo Park just off Sand Hill Road and Stanford just down the street too. This is rich folks land where homes average $2M and Bentleys and Lamborghinis are very common. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LuLusMexican