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Your list of the best restaurants in Spokane #8

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I usually start these posts with some variation on «there hasn’t been much movement in the chart», but this time… This time there’s been movement, like that of Cheryl’s colon-cleanse-car-wash incident.

You’re welcome!

As for the list, here are who you’ve voted in as your favorite spots. Want to make your voice heard? Go vote yourself! 

1. Manito Tap House (2)
2. Casper Fry (1)
3. Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie (-)
4. South Perry Pizza (-)
5. Saranac Public House (12)
6. The Flying Goat (-)
7. Central Food (5)
8. Jones Radiator (14)
9. Veraci Pizza (11)
10. De Leon Foods (6)
11. Main Market Co-op (20)
12. Atticus Coffee & Gifts (10)
13. Coeur Coffee (-)
14. Bon Bon Lounge (9)
15. Wild Sage Bistro (19)
16. Atilano’s (17)
17. Huckleberry’s (16)
18. Italia Trattoria (-)
19. Mizuna (15)
20. Bennidito’s Pizza (8)

Manito, Casper Fry, and Santé are, as always, neck and neck, with the tap house nudging to #1 after a wave of :-)s.

Saranac, meanwhile, made a major jump from #12 to #5, and Jones hit #8. Apparently people are into beer this month.

Really, all around we saw movement. Which is a good thing. Having a scene where people have a lot of opinion is positive for all of us.

Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant and Tequileria

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 ·  3029 E 29th Ave , Spokane, WA 99223

«Miguels [sic] now open»

Had I taken notice and had I remembered what I already knew, I would have given Miguel’s a miss. Driving by Fiesta Mexicana’s sign, our experience with Miguel’s all of a sudden just made sense. Those patented stylings of Fiesta Mexicana making their way into our food… Of course the two places shared owners.

So, for the sake of stating the obvious here: Miguel’s might have a slightly different menu than Fiesta Mexicana, but all in all, it’s all the same. Place two dishes from each menu next to eachother, and there’s no way you’d notice any difference. In fact, mix the two, and it’d be one big plate of sameness.

I could go into details about above dish—arroz con pollo, which also is their signature dish—but why bother? It’s a mess, like something from a frozen TV dinner. 

To add insult to injury, you can’t get a decent horchata here either: it’s a complete watered down rip-off. I mean, really. If you can’t get the horchata right, there isn’t much hope.

So, there you have it. Short and sweet. Another Spokane Mexican spot that’s way on the bottom of mediocre, borderlining awful. The only reason I can think of going there, is for the hundred tequilas, but the jury is still out if any of those are worthwhile.

The food certainly is not worth much. Stay in the car until you hit Michoacana—it might be a trek, but it sure the hell will make you happier than Miguel’s does.