I was extremely hesitant when I first heard about “Amigo’s Tex-Mex restaurant in Sofia”. There were groups of ex-pats raving about the place and then a quite minority who revealed some inadequacies about the food and other things. Upon entering the place I could see the appeal to the ex-pat crowd, which is exactly who this place is for ex-pats and some curious Bulgarians who are friends with ex-pats.
I had read a review in the Sofia Echo, which was obviously written by someone who has never in her life had mexican or tex-mex cuisine for that matter. The only valid point she raised was how to clean the blankets/table cloths that cover all the tables.
You get chips and salsa when you arrive at the table, which is customary in Tex-Mex joints. The corn chips were apparently home made, as was the salsa. One: the chips were so hard that I had to eat them carefully to avoid the possibility of puncturing my gums. Two: I was impressed that the salsa actually contained cilantro, but it was so salty that my lips started to burn. Not a promising start.
Now to the main course, a burrito, I took a gamble and went with the beef, only because I heard great things about their beef. Giant mistake, not only was the burrito fried, closer to a chimichanga than a burrito, but it tasted like cheeseburger helper with wilted lettuce wrap in a tortilla with way too salty salsa and what has to be the worst guacamole ever! Let me just touch on the inadequacies of the guacamole. There was absolutely no flavor. In Sofia, where all the necessary ingredients are readily available there is no excuse to sell such crap! I don’t want to kick Amigo’s when they are down but, the refried beans, as my one friend described looks exactly like baby diarrhea.
The adventurous woman that I am took a gamble on the fried ice cream. Which was cinnamon cornflakes on a rock hard vanilla ice ball. Tah Dah!
I bet you thought I was joking about the corn flakes. To be fair to the presentation. It did look better when it arrived. I tried to put the spoon into the “ice cream” and it shot off the plate.
The bottom line is this: if you want to have a delicious meal than go somewhere else, but if you want to hang out with some friends get drunk and then snack on ridiculously overpriced crap than Amigo’s is your destination because you would need to be intoxicated to recommend it to a friend.