Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Three Amigos Mexican Grill and Cantina located in the Midwood area of Charlotte. Dora here. You getting tired of Midwood yet? I’m not. 🙂 This restaurant located in a small strip center provides an ideal location for a quick drop-in lunch or a family get-together for dinner.
As part of an online app promotion, we started with a free Beef Empanada, a pastry shell turnover made by folding dough over a filling, beef hamburger in this case, sealing it, and frying it. 
Beef Empanada
This Empanada was great, fried golden brown, with a juicy filling including cheese. Dora here. And what a great start it was! Gooey cheese pocketed in the perfect crust. 
For the meal, I ordered the Fajitas De Camaron, shrimp fajitas cooked with onions and green peppers served in a cast iron skillet along with sides of rice and refried beans, delivered to the table, sizzling. The shrimp and vegies were tender, but I would have liked more seasoning to bring out the flavor. 
Fajitas de Camaron
Be prepared for ginormous portion sizes. If we’d known, we could’ve easily shared.
Dora here. So hubby knows that I usually order fajitas at Mexican restaurants. At his prodding to try something different (I find it interesting that he ordered fajitas, don’t you? What’s up with that? 🙂 ) and the server’s recommendation, I opted for the Bistec Encebollado, grilled steak with onions along with rice and refried beans. And tortilla shells, of course.

Bistec Encebollado

In my opinion, this tasted much like steak fajitas and I would’ve enjoyed it with a bit more zest as well. Other than that, the tortillas, both flour and corn, tasted like they were made on site and the beans and rice were good. Overall, the meal was pleasant.

I would rate this restaurant 4 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving great food.

What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo? 
Do you have a favorite Mexican restaurant?

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3 thoughts on “Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

  1. Hi you two… I love spicy Mex food so hear ya! We like Yolanda's right at the marina. Great food and view…a favorite for 30 years. No real Cinco plans but I'm sure we will indulge in our favorite cuisine–Mexican! 🇲🇽. Hugs to you both. 💕

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  2. A marina? I'd be all over that! I LOVE to eat outside on the water. Yolanda's must be a fabulous eatery to survive 30 years. Hugs and much love back, Tanya! Thanks for popping in. xo

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