The erstwhile hep food joint is located strategically in one of the busiest suburbs of Mumbai. Mega Mall is a stone's throw away while the entire Oshiwara/Lokhandwala markets are just around the corner! So rest assured that the eatery is almost always occupied at capacity. But the wait is made less taxing by the ever-so-caring waiters/staff! Welcome drinks on the house are served for all the waiting patrons.
Once you're lucky enough to get seating inside the restaurant, you see ceiling to floor murals of anything to do with Mexico! There are 2 screens so in case you're out unwillingly with your family, girlfriend, relatives, distant cousins on a match day, you won't miss out! :) The waiters immediately flock your table with 3 Menus! The food menu, the Bar menu and an extensive Beer menu! This place will provide you with an array of Beers from around the world... Beers that you may only get in star hotels otherwise! The Bartender comes up to you and suggests a few of his specialties (only if you're in company of a girl, mind you! Guys don't generally need 'cocktails'!) Once and if you place an order for alcohol, you get some time alone with your company... But not for long, thanks to the super efficient staff. The order doesn't take more than 4-5 minutes to reach your table! Complimentary bar snacks are provided by waiters, always with staple line - Sir, this is complimentary from me! Yeah, Right! :p
Anyway, the menu boasts of almost all the Mexican classics - Quesedillas, Burritos, Tacos, Enchilladas - the works! Once you flip a couple of pages, you'll also come across some of the world-wide classics - Continental, Italian, American stuff... So, if you're not in the mood to have Mexican in a Mexican restaurant, you have other options as well to satiate your hunger! The portion size is enough to fill an average Indian stomach. People like me, however, yearn for more! Which is why, we end up ordering an extra main dish! :p
While the waiters keep up with their periodical visits to your table asking if the food's ok or whether you're enjoying it, you just want to ignore them and gorge on the lip smacking cheesy food placed in front of you! You ask for the bill and its presented within a few minutes along with breath mints! Of course, you do need to get rid of all that garlicky aftertaste/odor if you want to continue your date! :p - Caring stuff again! Service tax + Service charge are levied, hence, people like me debate in our heads whether a tip is necessary or just the service charge should take care of the care the waiters provided! :s All in all, its a fantastic experience eating at Sammy Sosa and you're sure to pay a repeat visit! :)
- Saurabh Shete.