It was explained to me that there are traditionally two types of cantinas: some that have a menu you can order off of and others that give you snack foods (like quesadillas, for example) to accompany your drinks. At El Caudillo, with the consumption of 4 (alcoholic) drinks, you get a 4-course meal for free!
The first course is soup. I chose Sopa Azteca. The second course is rice or salad. I had some really yummy roasted veggies. Ok. Nothing out of the ordinary.
What blew me away is that the third and fourth courses are huge portions and surprisingly good. I thought it would be along the lines of most buffets - quantity over quality - but was pleasantly surprised that this was not the case. The third course had options like enchiladas, huaraches, and pork chops. I had enchiladas de mole. The fourth course included options like ribs, veal, fish, shrimp, arrachera (flank steak?), T-bone steak, chicken, leg of pork (it was huge!!), rabbit, or quesadillas. I think I had baked veal breast? (Though I wasn't sure what it was while ordering) So. Much. Food!
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