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Don Pablo’s Review – Indianapolis

December 7, 2008

Restaurant: Don Pablo’s
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Address: 3824 E. 82nd St.  Indianapolis, IN 46240  Map This on Mapquest
Menu: Don Pablo’s Menu (Must Click on “Menu” Link on Home Page)
Today’s Meal: Create Your Own Combo – Pick Two – Two Cheese and Onion Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Corn Meal Spoon Bread, and Soft Drink
Cost: About $10
Type: Mexican Food Chain
Loyalty Program: Habaneros Club (Must Click on “Habaneros Club” link for more information.)

This was a very good meal at Don Pablo’s today.  I munched on chips and salsa and was asked if I wanted more when they were gone.  Also, refills of drinks were brought when needed without having to be asked if I indeed wanted more to drink.  (I never understood why someone would ask if you would like more to drink when you aren’t even half way through your meal and the refills are free.  Of course I would!  I don’t intend to choke on the rest of the food.  I intend to enjoy my meal and this typically means a drink.)  The enchiladas came out warm and the only thing that I would have changed would have been to add more onions to the cheese and onion enchiladas.  The rice was pretty good, and once again, the corn cake was delicious!

I will definitely go back!  Read my review from my last Don Pablo’s experience.  (It also has a way to make the Corn Meal Spoon Bread at home!  Yum!)

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Don Pablo’s Review – Indianapolis

November 8, 2008

Restaurant: Don Pablo’s
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Address: 3824 E. 82nd St.  Indianapolis, IN 46240  Map This on Mapquest
Menu: Don Pablo’s Menu (Must Click on “Menu” Link on Home Page)
Today’s Meal: Create Your Own Combo – Pick Two – Two Cheese and Onion Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Corn Meal Spoon Bread, and Soft Drink
Cost: About $10
Type: Mexican Food Chain
Loyalty Program: Habaneros Club (Must Click on “Habaneros Club” link for more information.)

Today was a very good experience at Don Pablo’s.  The server was very friendly and was very attentive.  They stayed on top of drink refills and my meal came out exactly how I had ordered it (even with a special request).  The enchiladas were very good, the rice okay, and the corn meal spoon bread was great.  I always save mine until the end, and it is a sweet way to end the meal without having to get dessert. 

I was quite pleased with my visit to this Don Pablo’s today as I have had a very unpleasant experience at the one in Westfield.  I had to wait there for about 20 minutes before my table even saw a server for the first time and was even asked what we wanted for our drinks.  Then it was another long wait before we actually saw our drinks.  That was just the start of the poor service.  The manager even came around after hearing about our situation but did not even seem that concerned about the whole ordeal.  This was at a very busy time of day for the restaurant, and I have had better experiences when coming to the Westfield Don Pablo’s at their off times when they are not busy.

Oh, and if you really enjoy the Corn Meal Spoon Bread like I do, the easiest recipe to get something really similar (although not a 100% match), is to go buy the Chi-Chi’s Fiesta Sweet Corn Cake Mix.  It is like a corn meal mix that comes in a pouch.  The back of the pouch tells you what ingredients that you also need to buy in order to make the Corn Cake.  At my grocery store, the Chi-Chi’s Fiesta Sweet Corn Cake Mix is located with items like taco shells and taco seasoning.  The Corn Cake makes a great accompaniment to a lot of the Mexican dishes that I make.  You can go to the Chi-Chi’s products site to see what the packaging looks like and to see what store near you carries their products.