Very last December, after Tequila’s cafe moved out of the strip mall in entrance of the Econo Lodge on Richland Avenue, Los Tres Compadres moved in.
Like its predecessor, the new cafe serves the foreign but familiar dishes observed in most Mexican dining places. But below, they are much better than most. When I have frequented, a major part of the clientele have been Spanish-talking people who appear to be to know what is what in the earth of Mexican foodstuff.
Whilst chips and salsa are complimentary, the regionally preferred appetizer billed as el patron dip (molten cheese with beans and beef) expenses more. It can be a exceptional version – product-prosperous and loaded with meat, worth the upcharge.
Guacamole is created with particularly-ripe avocados that are diced (not mashed) with onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, a drizzle of lime juice and lots of cilantro.
If you like cilantro, take into consideration Los Tres Compadre’s tacos. They occur blanketed with leaves of the herb that lots of uncover so refreshing. People who think cilantro preferences like cleaning soap (a genetically established predisposition) need to permit their waiter know, for it decorates a lot of of the kitchen’s dishes.
The multi-web page menu features a great deal of steak-centered foods and a dozen strategies with shrimp. For a thing different, examine out hen mole (rhymes with olé). A broad cutlet comes blanketed with prosperous brown gravy that is peppery and chocolaty but not the minimum little bit sweet.
All sorts of fajitas are offered, like Mayan fajitas that incorporate steak, chicken, shrimp and cactus pads. Pineapple and bacon give pina relleña fajitas a tropical twist. You even can get fajitas that get there at the table engulfed in flames.
Los Tres Compadres barely is a sandwich shop, but sandwiches, a.k.a. tortas, are a unique treat to which I’ve turn into hooked as a lunchtime splurge. Massive comfortable buns, packed with avocado slices, beans, onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, mayonnaise and cheese occur with your preference of meat. Shredded, juice-laden carnitas gets my vote each time. Or have a Cuban sandwich in which sausage normally takes the put of roast pork.
The bar at Los Tres Compadres features tequilas from Jose Cuervo to additional-aged Don Julio 1942. Margaritas arrive little, medium, huge or by the pitcher. Between the whimsical selections are a jolting jalapeño margarita and a Carolina margarita produced with peach schnapps and blue curaçao. When you purchase a watermelon margarita, pro mixologist Francisco Salas grabs a cool watermelon and squeezes out its juice. It will not get fresher than that.
Compared with so lots of Mexican eating places that brim with vibrant south-of-the-border souvenirs, Los Tres Compadres delivers a awesome, laid-back again location. The atmosphere just isn’t accurately meditative – overhead TVs are tuned to sports – but neither is it gaudy or noisy. If you want to chat with fellow diners, you can find no require to elevate your voice.
The a few buddies who operate this put go out of their way to see that customers are delighted. Specific requests or dish-ingredient alterations are welcome. During the meal, customers of the staff solution sincerely to make certain every little thing is satisfactory. It is easy to say yes.
Los Tres Compadres: 3566 Richland Ave. W., Aiken. 803-226-0780