Say it . . . Cinco de Mayo!
Let it kind of roll off your tongue with a "south of the border" flair . . .
It brings to mind large sombrero's, mariachi bands, colorful ponchos
Of course, Cafe Rio is a relatively new association. They've only been around since 1997.
BUT . . . I knew soon as I got up and looked at the calendar that today would have to be a Cafe Rio day. If you don't live nearby one of these restaurant establishments - I'm sorry . . . you really are missing out.
Missing out on the grilled chicken or the cafe rio pork, the creamy cilantro dressing, a sliver of lime, served up in a homemade, hot off the grill flour tortilla. And the best part - is the daily fiesta the workers seem to be having at each visit. They can make serving up salads and burritos seem like a tremendous party.
Must be contagious because they are now one of the top rated restaurants in the country.
But GOOD NEWS!
You can attempt to duplicate their salads at home. I found this recipe which our family makes regularly and it really is pretty close.
Course you miss out on the fiesta, unless of course you have a little latino blood of your own, a large sombrero and a mariachi band hidden down in the basement :)
Ay yi yi yi . . . canta y no llores
go ahead sing along, you know you want to :)