One Friday afternoon for lunch we used our Living Social Deals Coupon at Reyes Adobe in Park City on Main Street. We arrived around 12:30pm and there were four other groups of people eating lunch that afternoon, so not too busy. The person who greeted us at the door was very friendly and seated us promptly. For a semi-empty restaurant, however, it seemed quite awhile for our waitress to come to our table and take our order. The menu had plenty of options to choose from, including the standard Mexican options such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos, along with their specialty, carne asada. It was a windy, cold day in Park City so I was in the mood for something warming like soup, so I decided on the Posole Bowl ($12). Posole is a hominy stew and in this version with stewed pork and a red chile broth. My friend got the Baja Fish Tacos ($17).
When our waitress took our order, she left us with some homemade tortilla chips and salsa which was very pleasing since we were very hungry :-). Perhaps we were faster than normal eating our chips, but she didn’t return with our drinks until we had finished all the chips and salsa and were waiting for more. She did bring us more so that was good. I’m not going to complain about how long it took for our order to arrive since I’m hoping the time was spent cooking our food fresh from scratch. I can understand if the restauraunt was full and busy, but with only four tables full and two of them had already been served food, I do not understand why the service was so slow. Our waitress did not return to our table again after serving us our lunch until we were finished with our food.
My posole bowl comes with garnishes of diced onions, cilantro, dried Mexican oregano, lime slices and a type of Chile piquín sauce. As you can see from the photo, the bowl was very large and plenty to eat. Even though I was very hungry, I could not finish it. You have a choice of corn or flour tortillas or tortillas chips to come with your Posole. I chose corn tortillas, but they forgot. We had some tortilla chips left over from the refill, so I just decided to eat those instead of ask for the tortillas again. The posole was alright, nothing great. The broth was not as flavorful as I have had elsewhere, nor was the pork pieces very tender. I would not order it again.
My friend’s Baja fish tacos were okay, but he said the fish tacos from Rubio’s Mexican Grill (the fast food place) are much better and I agree. The fish was fried well, but it was put on a dry-grilled flour tortilla (not corn which I think is more traditional and tastier) which made the whole taco taste dry. There was no white sauce or any kind of sauce except for a miniscule amount of guacomole. It came with some kind of green salsa that tasted like it had horseradish in it, which my friend does not like at all, so instead he put the leftover salsa from the chips & salsa over his tacos so they wouldn’t be so dry. The Baja fish taco plate comes with 3 tacos and nothing else. No rice. No beans. Nada. Three tacos for $17? Not worth it to us, especially at a lunch price.
Would we return to Reyes Adobe? Probably not. The service wasn’t that great, the food wasn’t either and the prices too high for what you get, even though this is a Park City Main Street Restaurant where prices are higher than normal. I have heard the Carnes Asada, their specialty, is supposed to be very good so if you are a fan of that dish, you may want to stop by for lunch or dinner and give it a try.
This time we paid $12 for a $25 Living Social Deals to Reyes Adobe. So our total bill was $29.38 – $25.00 coupon = $4.38 + $12 = $16.38 + Tip (on original food total of $29). So basically we paid $16 instead of $29. A good way to try restaurants you haven’t been to before, especially if they are expensive.
Reyes Adobe Location
710 Main Street (tucked away in a pedestrian walkway just off of Main), 435-604-0720