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Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen, Roswell, New Mexico…

Posted by on October 7, 2014

OCTOBER 7, 2014.


Today was “Taco Tuesday” at Los Cerritos.

LOS CERRITOS MEXICAN KITCHEN was our restaurant choice for dinner tonight. I don’t know if  Roswell’s Little Green Men enjoy Mexican food, but if so I bet they come here often. The food was good and the service was outstanding.  The place is casual. It’s clean as a whistle. It has the typical Mexican hustle-bustle feel, with sombreros, posters and colorful neon beer signs for decor. Mexican music plays in the background, but it’s not so loud that the silverware rattles on the tables as it does in many little cafes. There are two large dining rooms and there’s also a counter that seats about a dozen diners.  When we arrived, there were lots of cars in the parking lot and we noticed some folks inside waiting to be seated. When a restaurant is crowded it’s usually a sign that the food is good. It was.


Ten crunchy beef tacos, two baskets of chips, lots of homemade salsa, sour cream, a garden salad and two large soft drinks…all for $12.50. Now, that’s a good deal, I’d say!

TACOS AND MORE TACOS. After a very short wait, we were seated. Our server, a cute young lady named Mary, greeted us with a big smile and made sure we had chips, salsa and drinks in a hurry. The chips were fresh and the salsa was “just right.” There was lots of crushed ice in our soft drinks. Another good sign. Since today was “Taco Tuesday,” we decided to “go for it.” Perfectly seasoned beef tacos in crispy shells topped with lettuce, tomato and fresh shredded cheese were only 50 cents a piece.  We ordered 10 of ’em and I also had a garden salad for an extra 2 bucks. That’s a lot of food for very little dinero! Everything was tasty! Judging from the dinner plates on nearby tables, many of the other diners took advantage of taco night as well, but I also saw some other good looking Mexican fare coming out of the kitchen. Mary checked on us several times during dinner and even though the place was way busy, she hung out for a moment and chatted with us about our travels.


Mary posed for the camera while Florence eyed that huge plate of tacos. Wow…can we eat all of ’em?  Oh, yeah.

MARY WAS OUR SERVER. She has three young children…all under 7 years of age. Her husband works days and she works nights at the restaurant. They have a family meal together when he gets home from work and before she leaves for work. That way they spend time together and the children are always with at least one of their parents. Mary doesn’t want them being raised at a day care center. She also told me that even though lots of the servers at the restaurant go out for drinks after work, she chooses not to do that. She doesn’t think it would be fair to her husband and she feels she should be home after work with her family. Good for you, young lady. Your hard work and attention to your children will pay dividends. Keep it up. I wish more young parents shared your values. Thanks for making sure we had a good dinner and a fun time tonight.

OCTOBER 9, 2014. UPDATE: We had lunch here today…our second visit in the last few days. It was even better than our first visit and the prices are way-reasonable. Florence had an “Senior Enchilada Dinner” consisting of two rolled enchiladas with a choice of red or green sauce, beans, rice and a Mexican salad plate-garnish with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and fresh guacamole. The price? 6 bucks! My lunch was equally good and also very reasonably priced. Visit this place for sure if you’re ever in town to see the “World Famous UFO Museum.” At least you’ll enjoy your lunch!

STOP IN AND SAY HELLO TO MARY FOR US. She’ll treat you right. She’s offers great service, she has a good sense of humor and she’s a good mom, to boot! You go, girl.

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