El Azteca [Speedy Gonzalez]
It’s not too often we have business meetings at Mexican restaurants, but there we were at 11:00 on a Monday morning (and missing THRIVE Lunch at another Mexican restaurant half way across town). As it turned out, our meeting ended up being cancelled at the last minute but we decided to stick around El Azteca for lunch anyway.
“The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico”
Food in the Fox has been to El Azteca a couple of times and we’ve written about it once before, complete with a sizzling chicken fajita video snippet. Since we had already managed to finish off about a bowl and a half of chips and salsa, we both opted for something cheap, quick, and comparatively low cal. The word comparatively here is key, since what you see below can hardly be called “low cal” with any sort of a straight face. That aside, that cheap, quick, and “low cal” option turned out to be the Speedy Gonzalez.
As you may remember, Speedy Gonzales was a sombrero wearing Looney Tunes character famous for being ”The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico.” How does this in any way relate to El Azteca’s menu item of (almost) the same name? When you order the Speedy Gonzalez, it arrives in five minutes or less. So, what is it? The Speedy is one taco, one enchilada, and a choice of rice or beans. The taco and enchilada can be had either with beef or shredded chicken. The taco with hard or soft shell. I opted for the shredded chicken in both. In the photo below, the taco is wrapped in the foil to keep the soft shell moist.
As has been well established on Food in the Fox, I’m not a huge fan of traditional Mexican food so I don’t have a lot to say about the meal, but there was definitely nothing to complain about. If you are looking for something quick, inexpensive, and Mexican for lunch, it’s hard to go wrong with the Speedy. For less than $6.00 you get bottomless chips with a slightly spicy salsa and bean dip as an appetizer and the enchilada, taco, rice/bean combo.
Of course, one of the best parts about El Azteca is how colorful the place is. If you even half-way like Mexican food, it’s worth checking out.
El Azteca (Darboy)
N474 Eisenhower Drive
Appleton, WI 54915