Thursday, May 3, 2012

Carmona's Cocina Mexicana

Located in the Suncrest Town Centre, Carmona's Cocina Mexicana is "where good friends meet," according to their slogan. Their Facebook says "A place where family and friends meet to experience fresh authentic Mexican cuisine. Choose your favorite meal and we will prepare it exactly how you want it, Enjoy!"

This is Sal Carmona's second location. His first was Carmona's Mexican Restaurant in Buckhannon, which he owned for about 12 years. Sal had some health issues, they had to close the restaurant, he's now doing better, and they decided to open a new one in town.That restaurant was a full-service restaurant, whereas the Morgantown location is an order-at-the-front and take-a-seat type of place.


When you walk inside, you can see the restaurant is not huge, but it's cozy and welcoming. The decor is lovely, and there is ample seating. You walk up to the counter and see an assembly line of food awaiting you. Behind the workers is a menu, which features typical Mexican fare - burritos, quesadillas, and tacos.

I opted for the "Burrito Carmona" which is a soft flour tortilla with your choice of meat (I went with chicken), rice, beans, cheese dip, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. All of that for $7.29. In a Subway/Qdoba-like fashion, the worker gives you a couple options, you choose, and voila, you have your meal. It also comes with a side of chips and salsa.

After filling up my fountain drink, I sat at a round table with another friend. The chairs were kind of hard to maneuver, but I eventually settled my clumsy self. We were the only diners around, so I'm not sure if it's usually busy or we just hit a good time.

My burrito was large and in charge. I attempted to hold it and bite it, but apparently it had ripped when they were making it. Plan B: leave it on the plate and stab at it. It was full of beans, rice, chicken, and guac. And it was all tasty. It seemed fresh, and I got a good bit for my money. Want a quick burrito? Check this place out. The food wasn't mind-blowingly amazing to me, but it wasn't bad, either.

Grade: B
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